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Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour provided by Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth and explore unique Lord of the Rings filming locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy and Mt Aspiring World Heritage N.P. Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit the breathtaking and magical landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings movies. We are the only company with EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the filming locations on Arcadia Station, where scenes from the Hobbit & Wolverine were filmed. Travel in small groups with local guides who have a real passion and knowledge of the area. Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys. Explore the unique flora and fauna and get up close to the New Zealand animals and birdlife. We are a Local family owned & operated tour company that offer the real experience. Operating since 2005! We are one of the few companies that hold Department of Conservation Concessionaire permits to access Mt Aspiring National park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76369P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free Delicious morning or afternoon picnic to satisfy a hungry hobbit!
  • Central Queenstown hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Umbrellas provided
  • Professional, friendly & local guides
  • Live Commentary
  • Optional Lord of the Rings costumes/ replica swords
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Exclusive access to the Arcadia Station Filming locations in the Paradise valley!
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring
  • Entry/Admission - Isengard Lookout
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our main pick up location in central Queenstown is outside The Station Building Information Centre on the CAMP STREET side. Please meet us here if your accommodation is a short walk, due to traffic congestion in town. We can also pick up at some Queenstown central Hotels. Please email us with the name of your hotel :)
  • The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please wait outside the The Station Building Info Centre on CAMP Street. please wait on the wooden benches and look out for your vehicle, they are white Toyota vans with Pure Glenorchy on the side.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Free Delicious morning or afternoon picnic to satisfy a hungry hobbit!
  • Central Queenstown hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Umbrellas provided
  • Professional, friendly & local guides
  • Live Commentary
  • Optional Lord of the Rings costumes/ replica swords
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Exclusive access to the Arcadia Station Filming locations in the Paradise valley!
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring
  • Entry/Admission - Isengard Lookout
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our main pick up location in central Queenstown is outside The Station Building Information Centre on the CAMP STREET side. Please meet us here if your accommodation is a short walk, due to traffic congestion in town. We can also pick up at some Queenstown central Hotels. Please email us with the name of your hotel :)
  • The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please wait outside the The Station Building Info Centre on CAMP Street. please wait on the wooden benches and look out for your vehicle, they are white Toyota vans with Pure Glenorchy on the side.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Glenorchy Wharf
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mount Aspiring
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Isengard Lookout
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rugbyplaya_kent
Kent UK10 contributions
Jan 2022
Everything to be honest from the time I booked the tour to the when it ended.

Contacted Kate to make the booking which was completed fast and with good humor, Kate is really on to it and made it easy with clear instructions and then an email confirmation.

Joel was our guide for the day and collected me from my hotel and then we collected the rest our the group. Joel is a really bubbly and friendly guy also knows his stuff. Really enjoyed how he interacted with us all and you could see he wanted to give us the best time ever (which he did)

We saw some stunning scenery and Joel gave us lots of information around filming locations and took us to the best spots to get photos etc. I would highly rate this trip as I learnt so much and really got the opportunity to experience some of the best places in Queenstown and close by.

Don't waste time shopping around book these guys and get amongst it Joel and Kate will look after you very well. This is a quality local Kiwi family business that does everything extremely well they walk the walk and talk the talk.

:)
Written January 14, 2022
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Mark
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
Joel is a great character who made the trip extremely enjoyable, he has excellent knowledge of the area and knows the filming locations inside and out.

Some of the best scenery I have ever seen in my life. The whole family really enjoyed the day out.

Throughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to everyone even those not into LOTR.
Written January 12, 2022
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jasgill
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
Dec 2021
We had a fantastic time with #pureglenorchy #lordoftherings scenic tour. We enjoyed dressing up and posing for the photos. Our guide Joel is passionate on #lotr, has special access to the private land where #isengard, #beorn’shouse, #wolverine, #lovelybones, etc were filmed. Stunning views & lots of photo opportunities. Highly recommended! #hobbit #glenorchy #queenstown #queenstownnz #remarkablescenictours
Written January 6, 2022
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Stephanie M
9 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Stunning scenery and informative tour with our great guide Joel, who also knew a lot about the books. Was awesome to see the filming locations even though some of them look quite different today than they did 20(!) years ago. Just what we wanted, would recommend.
Written November 18, 2021
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Explorer569121
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had such a fabulous afternoon out with Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours. Awesome to be taken to places where Lord of the Rings filming was done. Our Tour Guide was just the best! Knowledgeable, professional, friendly and so accommodating/considerate! He certainly went the extra mile to ensure we had a great time. A real bonus to also be taken in to/around the area where the new Westpac Ad was filmed.
A definite "must do" trip. Thanks for an awesome afternoon.
Written November 17, 2021
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Beverly S
3 contributions
Nov 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Joel the tour guide was very knowledgeable about all things local and thoroughly entertaining and professional. The LOTR sites and information was fascinating. We definitely recommend this tour.
Written November 11, 2021
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DorisPrenter
Dannevirke, New Zealand11 contributions
Oct 2021
So grateful we booked this Pure Glenorchy tour. From the moment Joel picked us up from our hotel we felt at ease, it was like spending an afternoon with good friends. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about this beautiful part of NZ and stopped for several photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. We felt privileged being able to access some famous movie locations, while also enjoying a picnic afternoon tea of tasty local baking. We were left with happy memories of a thoroughly entertaining and informative tour and wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Pure Glenorchy tour to anyone.
Written October 26, 2021
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ATarr
1 contribution
Aug 2021
We had an amazing experience with Pure Glenorchy Tours. Joel was our host and he was so knowledgeable, informative, and super friendly. Our tour felt like we were catching up with a mate, hanging out and exploring new places. The Sites we visited were interesting and we had access to Sites on private land - you can only see them with a Pure Glenorchy Tour. We saw filming locations from LOTR, The Hobbit and Wolverine. We had fun dressing up in LOTR costumes and the afternoon tea was great. All in all an amazing afternoon and highly recommended.
Written August 21, 2021
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479Johno
Hawera, New Zealand11 contributions
Aug 2021
Great half day out for just the two of us. Joel is a great host, friendly and chatty and an immense knowledge and passion for what he does. Recommend him and his company to any person who is thinking of doing a tour of the area. The tea and coffee with nibbles was a nice touch. John and Patsy
All the best to you and Kate for the new arrival
Written August 20, 2021
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Kate T
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Absolutely fantastic experience with this tour - even though I was a LOTR novice. The tour guide catered to our knowledge of LOTR and explained so much about the film series and the upcoming Amazon tv series. We came away with more facts about LOTR and the behind-the-scenes story of the film series' production. At the end of the trip we felt like we had gone on a fun road trip with an old friend - would highly recommend this tour to anyone with half a day in Queenstown!
Written August 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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ShaniRoss_327
ShaniRoss_327
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110% worth it!
What a superb trip and amazing tour guide Joel! He is super friendly, charismatic and very knowledgeable. We thorou
Roryogee
Roryogee
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Great day, amazing views and a good laugh
Great day rain or shine (mine was in the rain which made no difference to the tour), with Joel who is a great tour
Fossani11
Fossani11
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Paid for a tour, got a mate.
As Joel said, "it's just like being on a roadie with the boys." Great experience seeing all the places where Lord O
nickkia
nickkia
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Middle Earth Awesomeness
Utterly fantastic guided trip with Joel. His enthusiasm and knowledge was top rate. He made everyone on trip feel w
SophieDColombes
SophieDColombes
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Amazing tour !
This tour was amazing ! The beauty of the locations is stunning and Joel was great to explained us everything, not
SBPB2014
SBPB2014
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Don't Leave Queenstown until you do this tour!
Wow! What a great experience visiting the the Mt Aspiring National Park on this half day tour of Glenorchy inclu
Ardy12345
Ardy12345
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BREATH TAKING
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! a true walk in movie making history. Joel was amazing from pick up to drop off, a wealth of kn
TakenToChurch
TakenToChurch
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Fantastic afternoon experience!
Amazing experience. Joel kept us entertained and informed for the whole trip, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I
mariabK9205EN
mariabK9205EN
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Fantastic Tour
Fantastic tour. Amazing knowledgeable guide who went above and beyond. I'm a huge LOTR fan and this tour was amazi
sarahcL7362TQ
sarahcL7362TQ
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A truly unique and beautiful tour
This tour was the highlight of our time in Queenstown, which to be fair was already epic, so this is really saying
M1m1c
M1m1c
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Lord of The Rings Ultimate tour
What a fantastic tour of the LOTR filming sites and awesome info about surrounding areas from Queenstown to Glenorc
GSMLim
GSMLim
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Amazing tour to Middle Earth
We had a great time with Joe who is very knowledgeable and provided good insight about LOTR. We get to take photos
111-CATH
111-CATH
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Super trip :)
Super trip. Amazing scenery. Friendly guide. Perfect photos. NZ at its best. Great dinner recommendation. Thanks.
Celeste C
Celeste C
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Absolutely amazing experience
You will not find a more sincere tour guide in Queenstown. Joel is an amazing person, well versed and so knowledge
KoroKev65
KoroKev65
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Excellent
Joel is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the content of the tour. He had the detail down pat as it were.
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