1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Lake Wakatipu

Glenorchy Half-Day 4WD Lord Of the Rings Tour

Product ID: 171390
Discover the spectacular filming locations from the Lord of the Rings movies and more on a 4WD discovery tour from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Admire stunning natural scenery on a small-group expertly-guided half-day tour that includes afternoon tea.
About this activity
Duration: 4.25 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up and drop off from central Queenstown accommodation is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact the local operator after booking to confirm pick-up details.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover spectacular filming locations for Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and more
  • Admire stunning natural scenery and stop at breath-taking viewpoints on the way from Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Bring the films to life as you dress up and take photos in replica props
  • Explore Paradise Forest, the Forest of Middle-Earth, and gain behind-the-scenes insights from your local guide
  • Enjoy a small-group tour with a maximum of 6 people per vehicle for a more personalized experience
Full description
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.
  • Pick-up and drop off from town center or central Queenstown accommodation
  • Transport in 6-seater 4WD Land Rover or Land Cruiser
  • Experienced local driver/guide
  • Informative and engaging commentary in English
  • Replica movie props to use for photographs
  • Afternoon tea
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Operates in all weather conditions - please dress appropriately for the weather on the day
• Not a lot of walking is required and you have the option of staying in or near the vehicle if you wish at any of the stops
• The activity requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate (minimum of 4 on New Zealand public holidays). In the unlikely event that this is not reached you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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.

September 12, 2019

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

February 20, 2020

A great afternoon, the guide was really nice, we visited places that we would never have found alone

December 25, 2019

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Outback New Zealand Ltd

Product ID: 171390