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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

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If you’re a movie fan or lover of beautiful landscapes, take the opportunity to see film locations from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ films on this Middle-earth tour from Queenstown. You’ll tour the countryside by 4WD and visit the locations where the Fortress of Isengard, Forest of Lothlorien and other famous Peter Jackson scenes were filmed. Discover why New Zealand is the movie directors’ choice for film locations, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
  • Visit several LOTR filming locations, from Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Recognize film landscapes such as Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and Isengard
  • Take home photos made extra fun with authentic replica film props
  • Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Queenstown hotel
What to Expect
Get picked up from your Queenstown hotel and hop into a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for the scenic drive to Glenorchy. Enjoy fascinating commentary from your Lord of the Rings–obsessed guide as you journey to several South Island filming locations.  The landscape begins to take on a sense of familiarity as you venture deep into the breathtaking landscapes of Middle-earth, passing through such LOTR filming locations as Ithilien Camp, the forest of Amon Hen, and Isengard. Stop often for photographs, enhanced with capes and swords to ensure some fun take-home shots. This half-day tour—which accommodates a maximum of six people, ensuring a more personalized experience—includes hot beverages and snacks. And as a bonus you also pass by filming locations of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.  Your Lord of the Rings tour ends with drop-off back at your Queenstown hotel.
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Departure Point
37 Shotover St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from town centre or Queenstown accommodations.
4h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Light refreshments (including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cake and cookies)
  • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Pickup from all central Queenstown accommodations. Hilton pickup on request
  • Minimum numbers apply (min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please Note: Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very fun and relaxing tour! And every mile on the road was GORGEOUS. We were picked up from our hotel in Queenstown by our guide, Justin. Justin was fantastic and had great information and commentary on both LOTR and the culture of Queenstown. My husband...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mary Thanks very much for taking the time to write us this lovely 5 star review! Justin really is a great driver and guide, and the scenery in Glenorchy is amazing! We really love being able to operate in all weather as well. Thanks...More

Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Such a fantastic tour. Amazing locations, easy and relaxed as it was all organised. Jill was a fantastic and hospitable tour guide. Would highly recommend.

Thank Lucyistravelling
nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lucy Thanks very much for your great review! Jill really is a great driver and guide, adn we will certainly pass along your kind words!

Reviewed August 16, 2019

What a fantastic tour. We were picked up from our apartment in Queenstown by our tour guide Daryl. He did a fantastic commentry along the way and was extremely knowledgeable on all facets of our tour. He even provided dressups, coffee and cake complete with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2019

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review! We certainly think a 4WD adventure is a must do in Queenstown, and are so glad to hear you agree! Darryl is a great driver and guide, and is very knowledgeable. We will...More

Reviewed August 5, 2019

Bruna was our tour guide. She was one of the best parts of the tour. We were in a toyota AWD, only 2 other people on tour, perfect. It was windy and rainy but still a great experience. Bruna was knowledgeable and friendly. I am...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Hello Kimberly, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a great review! We are so glad you enjoyed geeking out a little with us! Bruna is a really great guide, and its an amazing place even in the rain! It was so...More

Reviewed July 30, 2019

We took the half day tour of Glenorchy with Jenny. The 4WD excursion was filled with information and visits to The Lord of the Ring movie sites. Jenny was very knowledgeable about the movie site and surrounding areas. She also brought swords and cloaks, along...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! Jenny truly is a fantastic soul and a great and enthusiastic driver and guide. So glad to hear you loved your Glenorchy adventure especially the capes and swords! It was so...More

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