Lord of the Rings Half-Day 4WD Safari from Queenstown
An adventure safari packed with breathtaking scenery, thrilling 4WD action whilst discovering LOTR filming locations. Visit the filming locations of Minas Tirith, Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings (Argonath), Gladden Fields, the Ford of Bruinen and more.
Travel an historic gold mining road, following the Arrow River, stop for a refreshing morning or afternoon tea and the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning. Take in the spectacular panoramic views over the Wakatipu Basin.
Prices from €115
The perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off-road adventure but also want to discover exciting Lord of the Rings filming locations. The Wakatipu Basin tour takes you to see The Remarkables, which were used as various mountains throughout the three movies including the Misty Mountains.
Travelling part way up Queenstown hill you get a birds eye view onto Deer Park Heights, which was used for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs scenes.
Travelling from The Queenstown hill viewpoint we head to the Kawarau Gorge where the filming took place for the Argonath, or Pillars of the Kings. Leaving the Kawarau Gorge the trip heads to Arrowtown where the loss of The One Ring at Gladden Fields was shot. Near Arrowtown you will experience a true off-road adventure.
Following a historic gold mining road up the Arrow River you will cross the river many times to get to the Ford of Bruinen. At this point you can indulge in morning or afternoon tea and try your hand at a spot of gold panning.
From Arrowtown you will travel to the entrance of Skippers Canyon where you will be offered spectacular panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin and into Skippers Canyon.
4WD off-road adventure in a 6-seater Toyota Land Cruiser or a Land Rover Defender
Visit LOTR filming locations
Travel the Skippers Canyon Road to Lighthouse Rock
See spectacular views over the Wakatipu Basin
River crossing & gold panning in the Arrow River