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Trails of Middle-Earth Tour

#82 of 155 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Surrounding Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-338 0982

We are Lord of the Rings specialists offering a comprehensive and...

We are Lord of the Rings specialists offering a comprehensive and interactive tour in the heart of Middle-earth. Our friendly, knowledgeable guides take you on the ultimate LOTR experience. You can dress up in costume, handle an extensive selection of weapons and even view items from productions. With half, heli, and full day tours available, we have something to suit everyone. This tour is the tour for the LOTR fan and their partner, who will be looked after as well.

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Although we had a very enthusiastic guide called Santiago who made a very good job, the tour itself its TOO expensive for what you received. If you search on internet the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Phonecall just before pickup time, weather made SOME locations unavailable, would we accept half-day tour instead. OK, except they palmed us off on NOMAD safari 4WD tour (described by driver as a bit of all the tours they did). Combined age of the two of us 135, we wouldn't want a 4WD tour to the local shops never mind instead... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we had a very enthusiastic guide called Santiago who made a very good job, the tour itself its TOO expensive for what you received. If you search on internet the locations you can visit them all without problem by car. They give you a cup of tea and some biscuits and they dress you up and give you a... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My sister and I recently took this tour and it was the highlight of our trip! We had asked about the half day trip which was not available but we were offered a discount on the full day which was great. Guide Bob is great- full of information about the filmmaking process, Tolkien (both filmed and written) and the Queenstown... More 

Thank lotrclb
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were initially scheduled for Quest Tour, that's one half-day helicopter, the other half-day land. We prepaid before our visit to New Zealand. Because of weather circumstances we were unable to do the helicopter, which was disheartening, but our tour with Bob, for the full day, was a lot of fun. He was very informative and energetic! We loved interacting.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This trip was great and Bob is the superstar of all things LOR . From breathtaking scenery, behind the scenes goss , a beautiful lunch in Arrowtown and compelling insight into how and where the movies were made , this was a fantastic day that I would strongly recommend to all elves, hobbits and dwarfs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Let's be clear here - this tour is all about Bob and his unbelievable knowledge of Tolkein's work. He can tell you everything you never knew you needed to know, but it's fun learning so much! One thing I need to warn you about - prepare to be massively underwhelmed by the actual locations. The footage was filmed over 16... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Compared to other tours in Wellington or the other tours in Queenstown, I would say this tour is very informative and really show you the collective weapons. It was a sunny day as my English name Sunny:) Our guide Bob is awesome, the lunch place is nice. We had lots of fun and I really enjoyed it.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Just had a great full day tour with Bob, who was incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. He is a "true geek" in the best way, with both a genuine interest and thorough knowledge of both the books and the films, and a great love and experience of the Queenstown area. Bob was able to provide information and insights about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I went on the tour with my wife and her sister about two weeks ago. Bob picked us up and made sure everyone in the group was having a good time. He is definitely a walking encyclopedia of Middle Earth. He made the experience very fun for us. This tour was the first one we went on during a two... More 

Thank Chris W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Bob is definitely the wikipedia of LOTR, he's also very informative about lots of things & know the best angle for your pics. And the lunch is amaziing, overall it's a very good tour arrangements. Love it!

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