Things To Do At Paradise

A single night at Paradise is never enough to take advantage of the varied and many attractions on the property.

There are no noisy crowds or demanding deadlines here – just the simple pleasures of immersing yourself with nature.

You are welcome to be as active or as relaxed as you like here at Paradise … This is quite simply your retreat, so enjoy!

Routeburn Track - New Zealand Great Walks

Walks & Hikes

 Paradise has a variety of gentle short walks or more strenuous options…the choice is yours. And for people who are less mobile, there is a golf buggy available upon request.  Given the fact that Paradise is nestled between Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Park there are walking tracks galore in this area and what better place to base yourself than a place called Paradise!

Diamond Lake in Winter - Susan Miller Photography

Diamond Lake

A short stroll from the Homestead lies the sensational Diamond Lake. It’s perfect for kayaking, swimming, fishing, in fact almost all water activities. If you’re not feeling all that active, why not just soak up the rays from the lake shore?

Diamond Lake in Winter - Susan Miller Photography

Trout Fishing

There is great trout fishing all year round here at Paradise with the size of brown trout in Diamond Lake being nothing short of impressive. With the Dart and Rees River also at our doorstep this really is a fishermans paradise! You can purchase a license online at

Paradise Trust Barn - picture taken 2021

Historic Exploriation

Paradise and the surrounding Glenorchy district is an area rich in history. First explored by Maori in search of pounamu and then followed in their footsteps by early European explorers in search of gold. On Paradise alone there is the historic homestead, remains of the Paradise Scheelite mine and even our small collection of old farming tractors that are often admired as part of New Zealand’s farming history.

Whitetail Deer - Paradise Trust

Photography & Bird / Wildlife watching

With native beech forest, wetlands and open country all at your back door, Paradise really is a bird lovers dream. The native bird song heard here each morning brings people back to Paradise time and time again…

And as for all you keen photographers out there, our gallery says it all. Make sure you have plenty of battery power and memory space… you’ll need it!

High Country Horses - Paradise Trust - Susan Miller Photography

Adventure Activities

If you are looking for excitement, Paradise is the perfect place to base yourself. Adventures can be found anywhere, but the amazing surroundings of this area add that extra something to the experience. Jet boating, kayaking, ziplining, and horse riding, the adventures are endless. Check out some of the activities HERE