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Scenic Tour & Lord of the Rings from Christchurch

Product ID: 174966
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Take in the fantastic landscapes of the Southern Alps and scenes from Middle Earth in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes bus. Enjoy the delicious included lunch and an optional, unique back country wagon ride pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up and drop off is available from selected central Christchurch hotels. Provide your hotel details when booking and the local operator will advise your pick-up time, which may be earlier than the tour start time. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive local operator tour bus (black Mercedes) will be parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience an optional, truly unique wagon ride at Erewhon Station, a genuine high country working sheep and cattle station
  • See the magnificent southern alps of New Zealand with scenery stops including Middle Earth from the Lord of the Rings along the way
  • Enjoy a tour with a lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide
  • Relax in a roomy Mercedes-Benz bus with free WiFi and extra-large high visibility windows for panoramic viewing
  • Enjoy live entertainment including a traditional waiata, courtesy your hosts
Full description
After a pick-up from your hotel, set off to a working sheep station in New Zealand's high-country. Along the way to your destination, take in the truly breath-taking scenery of the Southern Alps such as Lake Clearwater, Mt Potts, and Mt Hutt, and even former filming sites from the Lord of the Rings. Pass Middle Earth’s Edoras, the mythical capital city of the Rohan people.

As an option, be transported back in time while enjoying a nostalgic and comfortable wagon ride. Sit on the sprung wagon with rubber tires and lounge-type seats as you are pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses. Journey into the spectacular New Zealand back-country highlands. Enjoy braided rivers, green pastures, forests, deer, horses, sheep, hidden tracks, and absolutely remarkable mountain scenery - there's something different and amazing behind every turn.

Your tour is fully inclusive with pick-up provided from selected Christchurch city hotels, a special lunch, morning and afternoon tea, a wagon ride, luxury coach travel including onboard WIFI, and a lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide who can relate all the history, myths and legends.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Experienced driver-guide
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Clydesdale wagon ride (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• New Zealand weather can be unpredictable at any time of the year. It is recommended that you dress for all seasons as the high country is surprisingly remote and can get windy and cold
• Pick-up can be arranged from selected Christchurch central city hotels. If pick-up is not available from your hotel, you can join the tour at a central meeting point alongside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue near the corner of Worcester Blvd. Provide your hotel details when booking and the local operator will confirm your exact pick-up details after booking.
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Maossie Tours

Product ID: 174966