Isengard Lookout
Isengard Lookout
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Dorota BJ
Munkebo, Denmark250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
One of the most scenic LOTR location :) Easy to find- no need to take any tours. I bought lord of the rings movie set location book in DOC station in Queenstown and found directions there. Amazng scenery even if u re not a movie fan.
Written April 13, 2020
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FGG-DXB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Brilliant lookout with spectacular nature & colours, especially enjoyable by people who have watched the lord of the rings and can relate to the place. The white gravel on the river bed is absolutely amazing and adds to the beauty of the scenery. A camera with a good zoom is a must. Allow about half an hour for the drive and visit from Glenorchy.
Written November 10, 2019
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Flymehigh
Singapore, Singapore835 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
I personally wouldn’t drive all the way here just for this, but if you’re a huge LOTR fan you might, as this is the filming location for Isengaard, especially when it was drowned. This is as far as the roads go in Glenorchy, anything further will be gravel roads. I only came here because I had some time to kill before the sheep shearing show at the Glenorchy farm. I’ve seen some people take better photos than I did here. So maybe some of you can post them here!
Written December 19, 2018
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bigmidge1
Anguilla36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
If there is an actual lookout here, we couldn't find it. Drove around some and ended up on a pretty road but couldn't find a lookout. Maybe if you're hardcore Lord of the Rings, you know what you're seeing there, but we didn't.
Written February 8, 2024
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Kiwimartin
Queenstown, New Zealand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great location for a visit and look around the filming location for several scenes from the tv series One Lane Bridge a spooky murder mystery police series filmed around Queenstown and Glenorchy the dart river bridge featuring as the main location
Written November 21, 2023
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JPY
London, UK585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
It's a bit of a drive to get here but it's worth it, and no matter the weather the scenery is stunning. You have to park on the road or can park in a small turning alongside the bridge if there's space.
Also, we timed it perfectly late morning as we saw two speedboat trips go along the river and under the bridge.
Written April 27, 2023
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Lovely spot and scenery, was excited to see that there was a scene spot nearby when looking at the map while in Glenorchy, worth checking out, of course I have to re watch the movie again to better re remeber this scene :)
Written June 5, 2022
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Classic NZ one way bridge over a wide stretch of the shingle bed of the Dart River.

Not only the scene of the Isengard Lookout from LOTR but the titular location of the NZ police drama “One Lane Bridge”.

Worth a trip out from Glenorchy. Stunning scenery.
Written July 8, 2020
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Heather B
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Amazing views!
Great to see where some iconic shots were filmed from Lord of the Rings.
We were a happy pair of nerds.
Written September 20, 2019
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Lauren D
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Nice easy drive out from Glenorchy and you can go down next to the river to get some good photos. Only one problem was the little bities. Not sure what they were but we got bit a few times. Might just be the time of year? Excellent viewing from here :)
Written July 2, 2019
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