Explore some of the most desirable Lord of the Rings filming locations close by Glenorchy on the Lord of the Rings Half-Day 4WD Glenorchy Safari. Experience the Ithilien Camp, Isengard, Fangorn Forest and many more scenes featured in the movies, and relish the breathtaking forest and mountain views of the Paradise Valley and Lake Wakitipu.
Witness the breathtaking natural beauty as you travel the safari in a four-wheel drive, exploring the depths of Middle-Earth in addition to scenes that featured in X Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Caspian. You will travel from Queenstown to Glenorchy, getting astonishing viewpoints and stopping off for further exploration along the way.
From €135 per person
The Lord of the Rings Half-Day 4WD Glenorchy Safari will begin by travelling in a four-wheel-drive from Queenstown making your way to a location near Glenorchy. Along the way, you have the option to stop off to take in some of the astonishing viewpoints available. The route to Glenorchy will take you in the direction of the shores of Lake Wakatipu, which is well known for being the filming location for Lothlorien featured in The Lord of the Rings.
Continuing your journey towards Glenorchy and the Paradise Valley is where you will get some beautiful forest and mountain views, offering some unmissable photo opportunities. Upon arrival in a nearby Glenorchy location, you will witness where the filming locations of Isengard, Fangorn Forest, the Ithilien Camp, and where the Battle of Amon Hen took place in the movies.
After you have finished exploring the Glenorchy Lord of the Rings filming locations, you will depart for your next destination of the Isengard filming location. The route we take follows the Dart River on a drive taking you across two bridges, before stopping on a third bridge where you will experience the breathtaking views of Isengard, Paradise Valley and Glenorchy.
Upon arrival at Isengard, you can encounter some of the astonishing views of Mt Earnslaw before we move on to Paradise to explore the Forest of Lothlorien filming location.
Before the Lord of the Rings Half-Day 4WD Glenorchy Safari draws to a close you will be driven out of Glenorchy for a return to where you were picked up in Queenstown. Along the way, you will have the option to stop at the famous 12 Mile Delta, which is the location known for filming scenes of the Ithilien Camp. Frodo, Sam and Gollum stayed for rest in Ithilien on their journey.
Upon arrival back in Queenstown, you will return with some fantastic memories and photos from some of the most iconic locations that any Lord of the Rings fan would enjoy.
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