1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Glenorchy
  4. Mount Aspiring National Park

From Queenstown: Lord Of The Rings Tour to Glenorchy

Product ID: 266152
Take a magical journey into Middle Earth and explore unique Lord of the Rings film locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Mount Aspiring National Park.
About this activity
Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
Chinese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Please wait in the lobby or front entrance of your hotel and look out for the white Toyota vans with "Pure Glenorchy" written on the side.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the spectacular scenery of Mount Aspiring and Glenorchy Road
  • Visit filming locations from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, X-Men Origins, and more
  • Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit the breathtaking landscapes featured in the films
  • Take the opportunity to dress up in Lord of the Rings costumes and play with replica swords
  • Explore the historic village of Glenorchy, the Dart River Valley, and Diamond Lake
Full description
Enjoy a small-group tour of the most iconic Lord of the Rings filming locations in New Zealand, specially designed for fans of the films. Within minutes of leaving Queenstown, reach the Glenorchy Road, which follows the edges of the Great Lake Wakatipu, and has been voted  one of the top 10 drives in the world. Admire snowcapped mountains that arise around every corner of the journey.

Your first stop will be the 12 Mile Delta. Here, enjoy a short nature walk over the 12 Mile canyon footbridge and spot trout and salmon in the crystal-clear water below. Learn about the local flora and fauna and visit the locations, where scenes from the films were shot. Next, refuel with a delicious morning or afternoon tea picnic near the famous Glenorchy red shed and wharf.

Once you have eaten enough to satisfy a Hobbit, adventure further into the World Heritage Mt. Aspiring National Park, home of Lothlorien Forest, where you will have the opportunity to snap some photographs dressed as your favorite Lord of the Rings character with replica swords from the trilogy. Next, head up the Dart Valley through "Paradise" to Isengard for some time to enjoy this amazing location in this spectacular glacier-carved valley. Stories and behind-the-scenes secrets will be shared by your passionate local guides on the way back to Queenstown.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • National Park fees
  • Picnic
  • Dress up with Lord of the Rings costumes and replica steel swords

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please wait outside by the wooden seats on the Camp Street side and look out for the white Toyota vans with "Pure Glenorchy" written on the side.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
• This activity does not involve a lot of walking and you may stay in the vehicle if you do not wish to get out at any of the stops
• A minimum of two participants is required for the tour to operate
• This activity is suitable for those with impaired mobility
Customer reviews
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Tour was a little pricey but worth it for fans of Lord Of The Rings. One will have better appreciation of tour if the trilogy was reviewed before the trip to Queenstown. Destinations were picturesque. I went on a rainy day but umbrellas were conveniently provided. Ben, the tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the destinations. The activity when participants get to wear costumes and pose for pictures was fun but the costumes were a bit stinky and probably would need more frequent washing/cleaning. The snack served in the Glenorchy shack was yummy and was perfect with hot tea.

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February 15, 2020

Tour was a little pricey but worth it for fans of Lord Of The Rings. One will have better appreciation of tour if the trilogy was reviewed before the trip to Queenstown. Destinations were picturesque. I went on a rainy day but umbrellas were conveniently provided. Ben, the tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the destinations. The activity when participants get to wear costumes and pose for pictures was fun but the costumes were a bit stinky and probably would need more frequent washing/cleaning. The snack served in the Glenorchy shack was yummy and was perfect with hot tea.

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February 15, 2020

Very knowledgeable - you learn not only about movie scene locations but about New Zealand itself! This is a great tour - don’t hesitate to go even if you are not a fan of the movies!

February 8, 2020

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