From Queenstown: Lord Of The Rings Tour to Glenorchy

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Take a magical journey into Middle Earth and explore the Lord of the Rings film locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy and beyond. Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Mount Aspiring N.P.


  • Experience the spectacular scenery of Mount Aspiring and Glenorchy Road
  • Visit film locations from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, X-Men Origins, and more
  • Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit landscapes featured in the films
  • Take the opportunity to dress up in LOTR costumes and play with replica swords
  • Explore the historic village of Glenorchy, Dart River Valley, and Diamond Lake


Enjoy a small-group tour of the most iconic Lord of the Rings filming locations in New Zealand, specially designed for fans of the films. Within minutes of leaving Queenstown, reach the Glenorchy Road, which follows the edges of the Great Lake Wakatipu, and has been voted  one of the top 10 drives in the world. Admire snowcapped mountains that arise around every corner of the journey. Your first stop will be the 12 Mile Delta. Here, enjoy a short nature walk over the 12 Mile canyon footbridge and spot trout and salmon in the crystal-clear water below. Learn about the local flora and fauna and visit the locations, where scenes from the films were shot. Continuing on towards Glenorchy, stopping briefly for views to Bennetts bluff, then the Historic wharf & famous red shed. Adventure further into the World Heritage Mt. Aspiring National Park, home of Lothlorien Forest, where you will have the opportunity to snap some photographs dressed as your favourite Lord of the Rings character with replica swords from the trilogy. Next, head up the Dart Valley through 'Paradise' to Isengard for some time to enjoy this amazing location in this spectacular glacier-carved valley. Stories and behind-the-scenes secrets will be shared by your passionate local guides on the way back to Queenstown. Included is a light morning or afternoon tea, with hot tea & coffee, cakes and biscuits.


Tour guide Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected) National Park fees Light morning or afternoon tea Dress up with Lord of the Rings costumes and replica steel swords

Important Information

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately This activity does not involve a lot of walking and you may stay in the vehicle if you do not wish to get out at any of the stops A minimum of two participants is required for the tour to operate This activity is not suitable for children under 5 years old No large luggage items/ prams or strollers are permitted on board

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