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“Good rollicking fun for all ages”

Lord of the Rings Twizel Tour
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Pelennor Fields Lord of the Rings Set Tour with Breakfast from Twizel
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Twizel
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“Good rollicking fun for all ages”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We factored this tour into our trip as we had several serious LOTR fans with us who were keen to visit as many of the locations as they could... and through the well-paced mix of demonstrations, information, sightseeing and hands-on action, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time!

Our guide, Dawn, who is a big LOTR fan, did a tremendous job of taking care of our party of nine and ensuring that we were comfortable, well entertained and well informed... and so it was that we came away with neat tidbits, terrific photos and wonderful memories.

The tour was two hours in length, and for us, it was time well spent - a definite highlight.

Visited February 2014
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Soldotna, Alaska
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“Do NOT Skip This!!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dawn our tour guide is fabulous! She did a tour for my husband and I and one other gal from the UK at a special time due to scheduling issues all of us had. She is rigged to a microphone so everyone can hear clearly what was being said, without shouting over road and vehicle noise. The scenery is stunning, but her first hand knowledge of the set is unbelievable. She had tales and behind the scenes tidbits you can't read about in any book. She was actually there! Extremely entertaining and engaging. Very accommodating and informative. If you are in Twizel- do not skip over this! Do it! Especially if you have kids- the costume dress up would be a lifetime memory! Thank you Dawn for sharing your time and knowledge with us!

Visited March 2014
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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Family LOTR Highlight!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

First off, you need to be a LOTR fan to enjoy this tour. The tour takes place entirely in a pasture devoid of trees….of course that pasture was used as the Pelennor Fields in the films. We are HUGE LOTR fans and so is Dawn, our guide. Turns out it was just the 5 of us in my family plus Dawn. She made the day SO special.

We immediately established a great rapport. Even my 7 and 10 year old boys were enthralled. Dawn's collection of swords, capes, flags and banners drew us in and her knowledge of the filming process, her movie stills, and re-enactment ideas provided memories of a lifetime. Of all the LOTR tours and places we saw during our 3 weeks in NZ this one was the highlight.

I've read the other reviews and don't know if I can add anymore to what they've said. You won't be disappointed. If you are a LOTR fan, do this trip!!!

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent tour - fun, informative and great scenery”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

My other half and I were doing a three week Campervan trip across the north and south islands. We did lots of trips / tours and this was my top tour! We only contacted Dawn at the last minute so were really lucky that we were able to take the two hour tour with her; as there were only 2 of us we had a full personalised experience. I'm a big LoTR fan (books even more than films) whereas my partner does know her Bilbo from her Bigtoe. Nevertheless she really loved the tour as well. Great scenery, comparative photos, and lots of anecdotes about the filming. Make it part of your intinary.

Visited January 2014
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Otorohanga, New Zealand
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“One Ring Tour Twizel”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

A rivetting 2 hours even though we are not hard core LOR fans and couldn't remember much from the movies.
Dawn brings it all to life with background stories about what happened during filming and photos of scenes to remind us and put them in context.
It rained throughout our tour but we could still visualise the settings. On a sunny day it would be even better! Highly recommended .

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