Lord of the Rings – Rivers of Middle-earth Tour

Explore the depths of Middle-Earth like you’ve never experienced before. The Lord of the Rings - Rivers of Middle-earth Tour takes you to the heart of the action in Queensland where the Lord of The Rings trilogies were first filmed.

Join our half-day tour to experience some of Middle-Earth’s most memorable locations including the Gladden Fields, Argonath (Pillars of the King) in addition to the Ford of Bruinen. Your guide will be at your disposal to find out some lesser-known facts about the film scenes, and learn about a selection of some behind the scenes facts and secrets most fans don’t even know exist!

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

Lord of the Rings – Rivers of Middle-earth Tour highlights

As you arrive on the Lord of the Rings – Rivers of Middle-earth Tour you’ll begin by visiting the area of the Gladden fields marshlands, where Isildur first lost the One Ring. You will visit the Ford of Bruinen which is where the Nazgûl pursued Frodo Baggins while he rode away on horseback. Argonath is where you’ll encounter the moment which consists of two statues created in the likeness of Isildur and Anárion.

One of the greatest highlights of the Tour is interacting with the weapons and costumes that were used in the original movies. You can be sure you are handling the real props with their worth equating to a staggering NZ$ 15000! You will be able to wield Eowyn’s Sword, check out the almighty Elvish Blade Sting,  and examine Boromir’s Sword. Take a moment to handle Anduril (the flame of the west). Hadhafang also appears in the weapon listing so you can see this too. There are several other weapons to see which include Gimli’s Axe, Herugrim, Aragorn’s Hunting Knife, and The White Knives, providing some fantastic photo opportunities.

A more personal experience will be likely for guests who visit the tour in smaller groups, additionally your tour guide will ensure your experience is interactive and questions surrounding the movie sets are encouraged. You will see a range of “Top Secret” items that were used as part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and these items won’t be available to see anywhere else.

Please note

All film sets were removed after filming
Subject to favourable 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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