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Glenorchy Half-Day 4WD Lord Of the Rings Tour

1. Glenorchy Half-Day 4WD Lord Of the Rings Tour

If your main focus is to see as many Lord of the Rings locations as possible, then this is the tour for you! Head to Glenorchy on a scenic drive toward Paradise Valley, where Lord of the Rings and other movies were filmed. After pick-up from your hotel, set off on an adventure safari packed with breathtaking scenery and Lord of the Rings filming locations. Journey from Queenstown to Glenorchy, stopping at breath-taking viewpoints for mountain and forest views along the shore of Lake Wakatipu towards Glenorchy and the Paradise Valley.  En route from Glenorchy, follow the Dart River to the spectacular filming location for Isengard, a location offering stunning views of Mt Earnslaw. Head to Paradise discover the location for the Forest of Lothlorien. Leaving Glenorchy and heading towards Queenstown, you will stop at 12 Mile Delta to explore the location of the Ithilien Camp. You'll also visit gorgeous locations from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Queenstown: Full-Day Lord of Rings Tour with Lunch

2. Queenstown: Full-Day Lord of Rings Tour with Lunch

Start with pickup from your hotel in Queenstown and travel west along Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy and Paradise. Discover a wide variety of filming locations throughout the tour with your expert guide. Bring the films to life with a variety of movie props you can use to recreate movie scenes at the filming locations. Enjoy photo stops in the Paradise region of Mount Aspiring National Park, with some short walks on easy trails. Explore the Forest of Middle Earth and discover the settings for scenes of Lothlórien. Stand on the Isengard Lookout and admire the scenic views of the area. Return to Queenstown for lunch at a local café, before heading east of the city for the afternoon portion of the tour. Discover Gibbston and Arrowtown and visit the settings for Gladden Fields and The Pillars of the Kings. Pan for elven gold in the river, and journey along a portion of the scenic Skippers Canyon Road, which was the setting for scenes featuring The Ford of Bruinen. Enjoy the spectacular scenic views over the Wakatipu Basin throughout the tour, with drop-off back in Queenstown in the evening.

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What people are saying about Glenorchy

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Jenny was an awesome guide and took us to many of the Lord of the Rings film locations. We got to wear capes and hold weapons for some fun photos. Such beautiful country. It was a very bumpy ride in the jeep-type vehicle, but that was part of the adventure.

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Was not a 'canned' presentation. She made it conversational. If you are a LOTR fan or just watched one of the movies you will really enjoy this tour.

Very good tour - and in just one afternoon !!! Guides show original film photos at the respective locations. Top!

It was an excellent tour that allowed us to see some hidden areas of New Zealand plus great for LOTR buffs

Lots of fun. Saw some beautiful site. Benji was very entertaining.