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Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

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Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.
You'll start at
37 Shotover Street
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  • 1
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Glenorchy Café & Bar - The GYC
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    12 Mile Delta
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
37 Shotover Street
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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  • Visit several LOTR filming locations, from Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Recognize film landscapes such as Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and Isengard
  • Take home photos made extra fun with authentic replica film props
  • Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Queenstown hotel
What to Expect
Get picked up from your Queenstown hotel and hop into a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for the scenic drive to Glenorchy. Enjoy fascinating commentary from your Lord of the Rings–obsessed guide as you journey to several South Island filming locations.  The landscape begins to take on a sense of familiarity as you venture deep into the breathtaking landscapes of Middle-earth, passing through such LOTR filming locations as Ithilien Camp, the forest of Amon Hen, and Isengard. Stop often for photographs, enhanced with capes and swords to ensure some fun take-home shots. This half-day tour—which accommodates a maximum of six people, ensuring a more personalized experience—includes hot beverages and snacks. And as a bonus you also pass by filming locations of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.  Your Lord of the Rings tour ends with drop-off back at your Queenstown hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
4h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Light refreshments (including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cake and cookies)
  • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pickup from all central Queenstown accommodations. Hilton pickup on request
  • Minimum numbers apply (min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please Note: Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Nomad Safaris
Munich, Germany
Nice but not a LOTR Tour!
It is an offroad tour but not really a Lord of the Rings tour. It is focused on the gold mining in Arrowtown.
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Amy H
East District, Hsinchu
Wonderful trip in Queenstown
Our driver guide Marcelo did a great job for us. We had a group of 15 people and we sat in 3 different 4WDs but
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Elaine P
Queenstown, New Zealand
Fab Afternoon Tour
Thank you Ale for making our LOTR tour so enjoyable we loved hearing all the film and other interesting facts and
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Ajith Kubatoor
Fantastic tour
I went for Skippers Canyon trip and it was mind blowing guide Binji was very good and explained in detail on the
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Surbhi Jain
Paradise & Glenorchy
Thank you Team for making the trip memorable 😀 & yes, coffee and cookies made our perfect evening . Marcelo
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Andre C
ok but not impressive
not much else to do in queenstown and took this trip hoping can get more of outdoor experience, NZ is mostly
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Chris F
Wroughton, United Kingdom
A Spectacular Drive
There was a mix up with our booking due to conflicting information between our local booking agent and our UK
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Gaddiel R
Roswell, New Mexico
Quad adventure over Queenstown
Wonderful drive on quads up the mountain the sites and free roaming sheep made it quite interesting Impressive
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Hannah C
Fun tour! Great guide :)
This was a super relaxing and fun tour! Rob was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and super personable. Our
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Nes S
LOTR great adventure!!
Our morning and afternoon guides Russ and Riley (I hope I spelled both names right) were really good drivers, very
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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