Queenstown Lord of The Rings Tour
One or two day tours around the beautiful Queenstown region showcasing filming sites from the Lord of the Rings movies. Suitable for travellers based in Queenstown. (Not suitable for cruise ship visitors due to the distance from Dunedin).
Highlights of the tour
If you are a diehard Lord of the Rings (LOTR) fan or even if you are just up for a scenic adventure – this is the tour for you. Guided by Queenstown local Chris Parvin who is a LOTR expert, story-teller and all round good guy. You can expect plenty of laughs, stunning views and a really fun adventure. Depending on how much time you have this tour can be a one day tour (Glenorchy and surrounds filming sites) or a two day tour (Glenorchy day one, Arrowtown and Queenstown day two).
About the One Day Tour: This 6-7 hour tour (9am – 3-4pm) takes you into Glenorchy via the scenic lakeside road with stops of the way to view sites of interest. Once in Glenorchy you will travel onwards to Paradise to see the filming sites of Isengard and Lothlorien. This tour can be on horseback or by vehicle. A combined walking/horseback option is available for groups with different interests. If time permits a visit around the bay to Kinloch is an option.
About the Two Day Tour: Day one is as above. Day two is centred round Arrowtown and includes a visit to the township and nearby Chinese miners’ village. Day two features other filming sites including the Road to Mordor.
Pick up and drop off is from your accommodation (or other agreed place in Queenstown).We do have a minimum of 4 required for this tour. Smaller groups can contact us for a charter rate.
Tour Duration: Each day - 6-7 hours
Start Time: 9:00 pick up at your accommodation in town.
One Day Tour:
One day tour without horse riding: 4 to 6 people NZ$150 per person. 7 to 10 people NZ$100 per person.
One day tour including horse riding: 4 to 6 people NZ$345 per person. 7 to 10 people NZ$295 per person.
Two Day Tour:
Two day tour without horse riding: 4 to 6 people NZ$253 per person. 7 to 10 people NZ$155 per person.
Two day tour including horse riding: 4 to 6 people NZ$345 per person. 7 to 10 people NZ$295 per person.
Activity Level: light to moderate (sturdy walking shoes and a warm jacket are required).
NOTE: Tours run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people. This tour is a little weather dependent.