Day trip

Queenstown: Full-Day Lord of Rings Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Outback New Zealand Ltd

Queenstown: Full-Day Lord of Rings Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Outback New Zealand Ltd

From US$ 330.87 per person

Embark on a full-day tour to numerous filming locations of the Lord of the Rings trilogy along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding areas.

About this activity

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Visit filming locations of the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Bring the films to life with costumes and props
  • Enjoy lunch at a local café in Queenstown
  • Travel along the Skippers Canyon Road to Lighthouse Rock
  • Admire spectacular views over the Wakatipu Basin
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Movie props
  • Guide
  • Gold panning activity

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • The tour operates in all weather conditions
    • Minimum numbers apply (min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays)
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

    Product ID: 171405