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Address: Geraldine, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 693 7254
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Our tours are aimed at independent travelers who want to get off the main...

Our tours are aimed at independent travelers who want to get off the main tourist trails to experience the real back country New Zealand, an area that even those of us living here rarely get to see. We prefer to travel with individual groups so we can tailor the tour to your interests (Tolkein, Lord of the Rings, alpine ecology, photography, history of settlement) and stop whenever you want. Andre & Kirsty Russell

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Sit tightly in 4X4

It is quite expensive to have this experience. But worth it if its your first. Some might feel nausea

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This company 4x4 NewZealand has not operated for a number of years their phone number does not connect and their website does not exist anymore so I dont know how the last reviewer in March 2014 managed to go out with them!! as they have been out of business for at least the last THREE YEARS. There is another company... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It is quite expensive to have this experience. But worth it if its your first. Some might feel nausea

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

A very unique and informative 4wd adventure that we are so glad we did. You will not be disappointed.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

From start to finish Andre was brilliant. He even organized a special tour for us as we were traveling down from Christchurch for the trip. We traveled through the high country with the highlights being the amazing views of where LOTR Edoras stood on top of Mt Sunday and the surrounding valleys. Andre had pictures and photos to relate the... More 

Thank msdcairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

This was a great tour (1/2 day, lord of the rings), Andre was a great guide and we learnt so much! I have never seen Lord of the Rings, but still really enjoyed the tour as did my husband. The home baked treats are also great. Highly recommend this tour to all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

Hi Tripadvisor Junkies! My wife and I were down on South Island New Zealand in January 2009. We were meeting up with friends that we had met while touring in Europe and while surfing the internet I came upon the website for 4x4 New Zealand: www.4x4newzealand.co.nz Being a fan of the Lord of the Rings movie we decided to book... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2008

My wife and I were honeymooning in New Zealand and we definitely wanted to do at least one thing which was Lord of the Rings related. We opted for the half day Mt. Sunday tour from 4x4 New Zealand. Andre was right on time at their office, and we set out on a great trip. Andre was very knowledgeable about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2008

This is truly a great Lord of the Rings Tour. Andre took us for a full day which included an excellent lunch. We spent time on various LOTR film sites and even climed Mt. Sunday (Edoras). The ride in the Unimog was really fun and the thing can flat go anywhere you want. There was confusion about payment methods, but... More 

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