- Delicious picnic for morning or afternoon tea
- Local guides with a lot of movie secrets to tell
- Visit 5 amazing Lord of the Rings locations
- See some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery
- FREE Photo CD – Contains 65 images of the area. Taken in all 4 seasons.
- Small personalised groups per guide/vehicle – All our vehicles are 4WD with all seats forward facing
- Visit to Mt. Aspiring World Heritage Area
- Pick up at all central Queenstown accommodations.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Have you always wanted to step into a magical world? See all the enchanting scenery yourself? Step around breath taking nature like gandalf the grey?
Then you’re going to love this Lord of the Rings tour!
Come with us as we venture deep into the magical land of Middle Earth. Our quest will take us to five fantastic Lord of the Rings locations. We’ll follow in the tiny footsteps of our good friends Frodo and Sam as we visit Isengard, Lothlorien Forest, Amon Hen, and Ithilien with views of Dunharrow and The Misty Mountains. We’ll also visit a location from the recently filmed The Hobbit.
On the way, we’ll see some absolutely spectacular natural beauty. This includes visits to Glenorchy, Paradise, the Dart River Valley and Mt. Aspiring National Park. In other words, this is a tour full of fun, magic and beautiful landscapes!
Explore Middle Earth
We start our magical journey in Queenstown. From here, we’ll drive to a selection of handpicked filming locations. Every time you step out of the car, you’ll feel like you’ve walked straight onto the set of one of the movies. Take your time and go explore these fantastic places that you’ve seen on screen so many times. It’s such a fun experience to be able to relive all your favorite scenes in the exact spot they were filmed. If you close your eyes, you can almost see the hobbits walking around next to you! Each place has its own magic to it, and you’ll soon be lost in Tolkien’s amazing universe.
To make this experience even more awesome, our guides are full of interesting stories and secrets from the filming of the movies. This is the perfect moment to ask all your movie questions – chances are we’ll have an answer for you!
Enjoy New Zealand’s amazing scenery
Between visiting these awesome locations, we’ll also see some of the most fantastic natural beauty in New Zealand. This includes an ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys. We guarantee amazing photos so don’t forget to bring your camera!
On the tour, we’ll drive along the country’s most scenic highway which goes from Queenstown to the town of Glenorchy. It’s located on the shores of the huge Lake Wakatipu where you can find unique flora and fauna. If you explore the area, you can get up close and personal with both animals and birdlife. We’ll also visit the town itself and hear all about its fantastic history and culture.
And the fantastic scenery doesn’t stop there. We’ll also check out Mt Aspiring National Park which is the third biggest national park in New Zealand. It’s full of unforgettable views and has anything from majestic mountains to river valleys.
We’re a company driven by passion
Pure Glenorchy is a family business run by Mark and Trina Holmes. We’re recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading tourism companies and are licensed to carry the official Qualmark New Zealand mark of quality. We always prioritize our guests’ safety and we’re very proud to have a 100 % safety record.
Since 2005, we’ve been taking tourists on our unique tours deep into Middle Earth. Our company is based on our own personal passion for everything that has to do with the Lord of the Rings universe. We consider Glenorchy one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand, perhaps even in the entire world. Join our tour and find out why!
Departure and Duration
Departs Queenstown twice a day: at 8.00am and 1.45pm. Tour lasts for approximately 4 to 4 1/4 hours.