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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Katsal1234
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Small group tour (there were only 4 of us!) in a 4WD vehicle to visit Glenorchy filming locations. Guide was very knowledgeable and we even got to dress the part and did our own little LOTR scene! I wish I could remember the name of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank The_fotobug
nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback. We pride ourselves on our small group experience, and are so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again!

Reviewed June 17, 2019

Guide was excellent and very knowledgable about the areas we visited. The most funniest part were the other people on our tour

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

Hi There Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we do love to hear from our guests! It's disappointing to hear you only had an average trip, as we pride ourselves on our excellence! Hopefully we see you again here soon!

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