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For Lord of the Rings fans, this is the trip where Nomad Safaris really does take you There and Back again. Bring the films to life with our authentic replica props, dress up and take photos, or simply soak up the scenery.

For film enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike, lose yourself in the fictional Forest of Lothlorien and the Camp at Ithilien while enjoying a guided-4WD tour of the rugged and beautiful South Island of New Zealand—used by Peter Jackson for location filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

After being picked up in a 4WD from your hotel, the tour follows the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu. Soak up the landscape as you head for Glenorchy, the “Gateway to Paradise”, a route recognized as one of the world’s great scenic drives.

In Glenorchy, tour locations from X-men Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Your guide then drives you to Dart Valley; pause beside Dart River with its backdrop of snow-capped mountains to take in the location for Isengard. Ponder Mount Earnslaw’s overhanging glacier, featured in the first Hobbit movie, as you are let in on secret filming locations from the trilogy.

From here you travel to Paradise Forest, the location for the Lothlorien forest, the Seat of Seeing, and the Battle of Amon Hen.

On the return trip to Queenstown, stop at the secluded 12 Mile Delta, the location for the Ithilien Camp, with its views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.

For Lord of the Rings fans, this is the trip where Nomad Safaris really does take you There and Back again. Bring the films to life with our authentic replica props, dress up and take photos, or simply soak up the scenery.

For film enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike, lose yourself in the fictional Forest of Lothlorien and the Camp at Ithilien while enjoying a guided-4WD tour of the rugged and beautiful South Island of New Zealand—used by Peter Jackson for location filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

After being picked up in a 4WD from your hotel, the tour follows the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu. Soak up the landscape as you head for Glenorchy, the “Gateway to Paradise”, a route recognized as one of the world’s great scenic drives.

In Glenorchy, tour locations from X-men Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Your guide then drives you to Dart Valley; pause beside Dart River with its backdrop of snow-capped mountains to take in the location for Isengard. Ponder Mount Earnslaw’s overhanging glacier, featured in the first Hobbit movie, as you are let in on secret filming locations from the trilogy.

From here you travel to Paradise Forest, the location for the Lothlorien forest, the Seat of Seeing, and the Battle of Amon Hen.

On the return trip to Queenstown, stop at the secluded 12 Mile Delta, the location for the Ithilien Camp, with its views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.

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1:30 PM Tour

Duration 4h 15m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$132.28

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8:15 AM (8:00 AM from October) Tour

Duration 4h 15m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees From 1 October tour will depart at 8:00 AM
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Lord of the Rings Glenorchy Safari Tour

Activity/Location

Queenstown


Highlights

  • Glenorchy route is one of the world's top scenic drives

  • Views of stunning Mount Earnslaw & its glacier

  • Beautiful Paradise Forest walk

  • A visit to several Lord of the Rings filming locations

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine & Narnia set location visits


Inclusions

  • Guided 4WD tour of Glenorchy

  • Guided tour of Lord of the Rings filming locations

  • Guided tour of X-Men Origins: Wolverine & The Chronicles of Narnia filming locations

  • Beverages

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Queenstown hotel

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is subject to road and river conditions.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Queenstown, New Zealand