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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

  • 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
Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings, departs at 8am
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Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.

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.

Reviews (129)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Epic scenery

Joined this tour for visit to Glenorchy and Paradise. The scenery en route was fantastic. Jimmy our is friendly and helpful and very informative to provide every knowledge on the movie! Got some very nice cakes and got chocolate after the Ringwraith cosplay at Paradise....More

Thank ikihappy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amazing LOTR tour with Nathan

We were fortunate enough to get Nathan as our driver/guide on the Lord of the Rings tour to Glenorchy. We had previously taken the Skippers Canyon tour with him several days before and learned to trust his driving and enjoy his commentary. I needed help...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scenic19695855775
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you very much for your review of us. We are so glad to hear you had a great tour not once but twice! Nathan is a great driver and guide and we are so glad you enjoyed him as well. We will pass...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile
So much more than I expected

First off, I'd like to point out that our guide made the experience absolutely spectacular. Badger was so enthusiastic and I was totally fixated with everything he had to say. We chose to do the Glenorchy tour, and as LOTR fans, we were buzzing during...More

Thank infinitewanderlust
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Hi Caris, thank you very much for your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed the trip. Badger is a great LOTR guide and he is very passionate about his job. We will definitely pass your compliments to him.

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile
Easily the best possible LOTR tour

Our guide badger had an incredible wealth of knowledge on LOTR & queenstown. He was funny, spoke loud & clearly and was an all great bloke who even somewhat re-enacted some scenes. Not only did he show us different locations that LOTR was filmed at,...More

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NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Dani Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. Badger really is an amazing guide and so passionate about Lord of the Rings and Queenstown! He will be thrilled to hear your kind words. I hope you enjoyed watching the films, and were able...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile
Great Tour and great guide

We really enjoyed our tour today with our guide Nathan. We saw many scenes and locations and all with commentary and information from our guide. There were plenty photo stops including a little bit of dress up and waving of swords in Lothlórien. Overall a...More

Thank Michael G
NomadSafarisQT, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michael Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your Lord of the Rings Tour with Nathan, he really is a lovely and enthusiastic guide. It was a pleasure to have hosted you here in Queenstown.

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