Glenorchy Road at Lake Wakatipu
Glenorchy Road at Lake Wakatipu
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Lord of the Rings – 1-Day Middle-earth Tour

This tour is the only one-day tour to include all Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit movie locations in Queenstown, Glenorchy, and Arrowtown.

Travel deep into Middle-earth and visit the landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Local knowledgeable guides compliment this family operated business, making for a true New Zealand experience. Small personalised groups and a delicious picnic to satisfy even a Hobbit.

Adult: 16+ years, Child: 8 – 15 years, Infant: 0 – 7 years

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In the morning, we travel to locations used for filming the Lord of the Rings trilogy around Queenstown. See and experience some of the spectacular landscapes featured in the films such as the Argonath (Pillars of the King), the Gladden fields and the Ford of Bruinen.

Our knowledgeable guides will share information about each location and help uncover the secrets behind how each area was transformed into Middle Earth and let you relive the action for your own camera.

Kawarau River / Pillars of the Kings
Kawarau River / Anduin River, Argonath – Pillars of the Kings

In the afternoon, Journey with us deep into Middle Earth, encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien! Also visit a location from The Hobbit. Stories and secrets will be shared by guides who have great insight into the filming.

Experience some of the world’s most spectacular scenery in the Mt Aspiring World Heritage Park and along NZ’s most scenic highway. You will come away with the most amazing photos.

Twelve Mile Delta / Ithilien: Small Group
Twelve Mile Delta / Ithilien: Small Group with Amon Hen in the Background

Tour Highlights

Take in the diverse landscape of an ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier-carved valleys.
Explore the unique flora and fauna and get up close to animals and birdlife.
Explore Gladden Fields, Ford of Bruinen and Argonath, Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, the Misty Mountains and Ithilien in one day
View “Top Secret” items from the movies
Entertaining and Knowledgeable guides. Your guide will help you relive the action for your camera
Travel in small groups for a personal and interactive experience
Exclusive souvenir package with 3 items
Handle and photograph NZ$ 15000 worth of weapon and costumes
Weapons include: Anduril, Hadhafang, Sting, Gimli’s Axe, Herugrim, Aragorn’s Hunting Knife, The White Knives, Eowyn’s Sword, Boromir’s Sword and Narsil

Please note

All film sets were removed after filming
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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