If I had a ranch, Paradise is the place I would want to be. Surrounded by mountains with beauty all around. It is a wonderful scenic drive from Queenstown and a getaway from the tourist and traffic congestion. Paradise is a rural locality in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It lies on the eastern side of the Dart River at the head of Lake Wakatipu, close to the settlement of Glenorchy and 45 minute drive from Queenstown.