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Glenorchy Sightseeing Private Charter from Queenstown

Glenorchy Sightseeing Private Charter from Queenstown

By Off Road 4X4 Queenstown

Ages 0-120
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
Chinese, English

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Glenorchy-Queenstown Road

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Accommodation Pick Up Service: Due to tour time constraints the outer limits for the pick up service we offer on our standard tours are from Mantra Marina 875 Frankton Road to 260 Fernhill Road and 159 Gorge Road. Any property outside of this Queenstown area unfortunately would not be applicable for pick up/drop off. As such we CANNOT pick up/drop off from The Hilton/ Kawarau Village, The Ramada, Frankton village, Millbrook, Arthurs Point (Top 10, Nugget Point), Arrowtown etc. unless a private charter is booked. Clients happy to meet at our shop (61A Shotover Street) for the 8:15am or 1:15pm scheduled departures should simply write 'shop' in pick up location. Accommodation Pick Up Time: Clients should be ready for their accommodation pick up anytime between 8:20am & 8:30am on all morning departures and between 1:20pm and 1:30pm for all afternoon departures. These pick up times are approximate and will vary depending on other pick ups, traffic etc.
  • 61A Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18272P6

  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18272P6

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    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    This private tour begins with a breath-taking journey along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. This is one of New Zealand’s most famous scenic road journeys with spectacular views around each bend. After passing through the sleepy township of Glenorchy at the base of the lake we enter the awe-inspiring Mt Aspiring World Heritage area where Middle Earth comes to life. You will literally arrive in Paradise to enjoy some refreshments with the glacial lakes, ancient forests and neck stretching peaks of the film trilogy as your backdrop. Throughout the tour our experienced local guides will give you great insight into why the region was an inspiration for so many movies and how it has brought the vision of Jackson and Tolkien to life on the big screen.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator
Off Road 4X4 Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand
Joined in June 2011

#42 of 180 Outdoor Activities in Queenstown
  • katie e
    katie e
    Have a blast!
    Did the buggy tour with Alanna and had a blast! What an epic day out and such beautiful countryside to be able to ride in. How lucky. It's such a stunning location where they ride but particularly a very nice time of the year to go on the trip during Autumn, with the leaves all golden and orange. Wow, wow, wow. This is a fantastic value trip and especially good for families too. I loved getting to know the other family on our tour, their kids were laughing so much and loving their time too with big grins on their faces. We joked about the amount of dirt we ended up eating because we were grinning so much. If you're thinking about doing the buggies - stop thinking, and just do it. What a cool Queenstown thrill.
  • alanaiwilliamson
    Best 4WD crew in town - Skippers Private Charter
    We had the best afternoon with Denis, making our way to Skippers from Queenstown. We loved listening to his tales from days gone by and his knowledge of the wider region was incredible. The journey to Skippers was awesome and will definitely be back on other adventures with these guys! Don't even bother looking at anyone else to 4WD with, these guys are the best.
  • k8ienzl
    Best Tour of the Skippers Road
    One of the best tours we have ever done. Our tour driver, Scott, had a wealth of knowledge of the area, the history and the environment. We were delighted to see endangered kārearea (NZ falcon) and the vistas are stunning. Scott took the time to explain the history of the gold mining and had stories about the characters who lived and worked the goldfields as well as the origins of Queenstown. We can highly recommend this family owned tour company.
  • georgialucas
    Incredible experience, a memory of a lifetime
    Scott was absolutely fantastic to deal with and he really went out of his way to make our experience the best it could be. The off road buggy’s were so much fun and the breath taking views were an added bonus. Highly recommend!!!
  • R8863HWcarolr
    Terrific Adventure
    Matt was our guide and he was terrific!! We saw all the LOTR sights plus so much more!!! Off Road is highly recommended for an amazing experience!!! Thank you Matt!!
  • Jesborg
    Road trip Queenstown
    Thanks guys we had a great time on this trip. Peter and Ryan we enjoyed the 4 hours ,plenty to see and you had great knowledge of the history in the area and plenty of information on the Lord of the rings and mission impossible movie scene . Thanks from Jes and Katrina
  • RStips
    Highlight of our first visit to Queenstown trip - highly recommended !
    First trip to Queenstown and we booked this trip with 2 x 9 year olds and one 12 year old (& 2 adults). We all rated it best thing we did across the week. Peter was a terrific tour guide, giving us excellent & informative Lord of the Rings insights. Was cool to see the LOTR scene playing on the car iPad and then look up & there was the actual location. The excited screaming and squealing from the kids during the 4 wheel driving down the river near Arrowtown probably sent poor Peter deaf but he happily obliged to give us a few extra spins around the steeper parts of the river that sent the kids wild with happiness ! The free 40 minutes in Arrowtown was a good intro to the town and inspired us to go back later on to take a closer look. All up a really worthwhile tour highly recommended.
  • Hook1999
    Thank you heaps Scott for a mean time out on the buggy’s! Me and Tuhoto-Ariki appreciate it a lot, your knowledge about the area was on point I event took away a few new information I can share with my family and friends. Whoever’s thinking of doing this, just do it, the buggy’s are fun! the views are beautiful, the staff are awesome, and it’s definitely worth it! Great start to our trip, super happy. Thanks Scott
  • T5868GGjacobl
    Fantastic LOTR/Queenstown tour
    What an amazing tour. Pete did a fantastic job driving, giving us great info, showing us gorgeous spots, sharing LOTR filming stories and trivia, and overall providing a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this!
  • blaketraywick
    Amazing Tour
    My wife and I had an amazing time today from a tour led by Pete. I am a huge LOTR fan, while my wife isn’t and she still had a great time. We saw the most incredible views and being able to see where the films were shot, made this an unforgettable experience for me. Pete was very knowledgeable, in big part because of his film background. Although he claims to not know a ton about sheep, he sure answered many of our questions so be sure to ask him all you want when he takes out out to Glenorchy. Pete has a great sense of humor and was a wonderful guide. If we hadn’t had a tour scheduled immediately following this one, I would’ve loved to buy him a few rounds at a local pub to keep the great conversation going. My wife and I are from the US and plan to come back to NZ as many times as we can. I hope we run into Pete in the future and if not, we’ll always think fondly on the experience we had with him.
  • Jonathan L
    Jonathan L
    Awesome tour!
    This tour was a great way to see the areas surrounding Queenstown, with an added bit of adrenaline, hearing both the history of the area, as well as the different locations for some pretty awesome scenes from Lord Of The Rings. Our guide, Pete, had some good film industry experience, and was able to share some cool insights into the making of the films. Bring bug spray if it has rained recently.
  • MikeH402
    Excellent guide and sight seeing
    While I am a Tolkien fan, my partner is not but we both thoroughly enjoyed seeing the many memorable movie scene sights. However, the natural wonders were equally matched by the friendly guide names Soap. Highly recommended.
  • Dean H
    Dean H
    Lord of the rings glenorchy 4x4 off road
    Pete was an excellent guide, Pete's driving and knowledge was great and was a friendly character, highly recommended this tour even if you haven't seen the movies like us, our son enjoyed the off-road part and Pete was very good with him
  • Traveler797509
    This was a lovely experience!!!
    We've been in 4 hours of lovely experience thank you Peter for the un forgettable views and fun,we recemend this adventure so much.
  • nickrI1147IA
    Excellent trip. Would recommend.
    We went on a quad bike tour with Ryan and Greeny. We enjoyed the trip right from the start when in the van on the way Ryan gave us a bit of a history lesson, very informative. The actual quad bike park was sensational. We had so much fun. Our 2 hosts were excellent. Let us have heaps of fun. Couldn't recommend doing this activity any more. Great fun.
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Glenorchy Sightseeing Private Charter from Queenstown provided by Off Road 4X4 Queenstown