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Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours
Local guides will help you to explore the breath-taking landscapes of Middle Earth, Glenorchy and Paradise during this half day Lord of The Rings inspired tour. Visiting film locations from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you’ll enjoy hearing behind the scenes stories, from decisions made by the director to amusing anecdotes about the actors. You’ll stand before such sites as Isengard, Ithilien, Amon Hen and Lothlorien forest; where you can play at being a star with our capes and swords, making for fun photos. As you travel along New Zealand’s most scenic highway from Queenstown to Glenorchy you will have the opportunity to stop and photograph incredible vistas as your guide shares insights with you. You will be as satisfied as a hungry Hobbit by the delicious picnic lunch we put on for in Mt Aspiring’s National Heritage Park. There will be fresh sandwiches and slices along with coffee/tea and some cold refreshments as well. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available
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Overview
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 National Park

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.

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.

Have piece of mind knowing you are booking a quality local tour as Pure Glenorchy has been running quality Lord of the Rings and Scenic tours since 2005.

Local family owned & operated tour company that offer the real experience.

We are one of the few companies that hold Department of Conservation Concessionaire permits to access Mt Aspiring National park.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was the highlight of my trip to New Zealand. It is a fantastic tour and I would do it again if I return to Queenstown. James is an amazing guide - he's a fountain of interesting information and his passion for this part...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I just got back from our tour and absolutely loved it! Our guide was wonderful and knowledgable. I highly recommend this company!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ColaBear1
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for this great review!!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a BLAST! Our guide was James. From the start, he had us all smiling and laughing our heads off. He was so good at including everyone in the van and making sure we were having fun. He told us a little bit about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PNWtraveler1018
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey mate thanks for this great review!!!! you guys were so much fun on tour last week. Having guests like you is reason we love what we do. Take care and come again next time. Cheers Joel

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do tour. Joel and Kate, owners, put their heart and pride into their business and its to give the best experience to their guests. Joel was an not only extremely knowledge about LOTR, Glenorchy, and Queenstown, but massively personable, and an...More

Thank DellaRB
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora Della, love your heading.. very catchy. thanks so much for your 5* review. So glad you enjoyed your time with Joel ,he certainly can spin a yarn! Enjoy the rest of your trip, & see you next time. regards, Kate

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would encourage any visitor interested in going to Glenorchy to go on this tour. Our guide, James, gave us lots of local tidbits as well as information on many of the films filmed throughout the area. The tour stopped in many beautiful locations and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for this great review Georgia!! I will pass on these kind words to James

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extraordinary tour to be part of.kate is so dedicated and overwhelmingly knowledgeable about this tour.it was so stunning that i loss word to describe how ecstatic we were after the journey.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for this great review!!! Its the best tour with the best guides we work hard to exceed our guests expectations. Cheers Joel

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding tour for even non-Lord of the Ring fans! We never read viewed the movie, but still enjoyed the inside stories of the filming. The tea time was delicious with homemade treats. Highly recommend for everyone who wants to get off the beaten track and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for this great review so many of our Guests have never watch the Lord Of The Rings!! but they love our tour just as much because the reason these epic movies were filmed around Queenstown and Glenorchy is because its so beautiful and scenic....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Joel, owner and tour guide, took us on a trip that I will never forget! I have been to many beautiful places on our little planet, but never one that took my breath away every few seconds like the “QUEENSTOWN to Glenorchy” road did! This...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this epic review. I has so much fun with you all that day!!! And yes God was happy the day he created the Real Middle earth in New Zealand

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an incredible time we spent with James in different places of the movie Lord of the rings. James explained us lots of things we didn't know, showed us very beautiful places. We had fun thanks costumes and we recommend it 100%.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Caroline44522
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Caroline, thanks so much for your review, glad you had a great time with James.. kind regards, kate

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing tour, beautiful views and a great tour guide who provided us with lots of interesting information

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Nathan H
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers for your 5* review Nathan.

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dceagle2016
March 4, 2019|
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Response from L5909MJmarym | Reviewed this property |
All of them - the 3 were filmed at the same time while the crew was in the area. Not sure how they kept it all straight, but clearly they did!
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Christian Y
September 20, 2016|
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Response from PureGlenorchy | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, the ride will be safe for your 8 month old. We take all ages on the tour. You would all be in one vehicle. Yes, we pick up and drop off at all central accommodation. Thanks again... More
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Cassandra A
August 14, 2016|
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Response from PureGlenorchy | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your question. We leave at 8 am or 1 :45pm and tour is around 4 1/4 hours so you arrive back around 12:15pm or 6pm.
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