Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

Witness recognisable film locations
Over 4hr 4WD Scenic Tour
Morning or Afternoon Tea
Transfers from selected Queenstown hotels
Stunning natural scenery
Knowledgeable and experienced guide

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

What you can expect

For Lord of the Rings fans this is THE tour! Nomad Safaris will take you on a half day trip deep into LOTR filming territory on an off-roading scenic 4WD adventure like no other. Bring the films to life with our authentic replica props, dress up and take photos, or simply soak up the scenery! The Glenorchy Safari of the Scenes tour explores some of the most famous filming locations used to depict J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth. These stunning locations include the area containing the fortress of Isengard, the Forest of Lothlorien, along with other film locations for movies such as X-Men Origins – “Wolverine” and “Prince Caspian” from The Chronicles of Narnia.

Your knowledgeable guide will entertain you along the way with fascinating insights onto the area’s unique history and of course fill you in on all the juicy details of each filming location! Travelling through this landscape it is easy to see why location scouts chose to film here utilising the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s Central Otago region. On this scenic tour you will see incredible views of Queenstown’s Mt Earnslaw and Lake Wakatipu, we will stop at various vantage points providing the perfect opportunity for taking dramatic photos of the most breathtaking landscapes that you have ever encountered. Hold on tight for a 4WD off-road adventure taking you off the beaten track and deep into the real Middle Earth!


What you need to know

  • 4hrs 15mins scenic 4WD tour
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea
  • Half day guided tour
  • Includes local Queenstown pick up and drop off (excludes private addresses, guest houses or Airbnb. Please confirm with the operator for the closest pick up location)
  • This scenic sightseeing tour includes recognisable film locations and stunning natural scenery
  • The Glenorchy Safari of the Scenes takes you from Queenstown to Glenorchy stopping at breath-taking viewpoints along the way
  • Beyond Glenorchy follow the Dart River to the spectacular filming location for Isengard
  • The Safari of the Scenes - Glenorchy also includes locations from Xmen Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Tours depart daily at 8.00am & 1.30pm
What To Bring
  • Camera
  • Bottle of water
  • Jacket (winter)
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes
Additional Information
  • Cancellations within 24 hours full charge
  • All tours are subject to weather, road and river conditions
  • Dress appropriately for outdoor adventures in the mountains
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to operator this tour
  • A minimum of 4 people is required to operator this tour on NZ public holidays
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking 
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience 
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction 
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control 
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher 
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements 

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