Half Day Scenic Glenorchy and Lord of the Rings Tour

Fitness level low
Intensity level low
Wheelchair friendly
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Highlights & inclusions

Professional, friendly and local guides
Explore unique Lord of the Rings filming locations
Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
Delicious picnic in the historic township of Glenorchy
Entry to Mount Aspiring and Isengard Lookout
Take in the diverse landscape of ancient forest, rivers and glacier-carved valley
From $183.08
or 4 payments of $43.47 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Your adventure begins in Queenstown - Travel along the famous Glenorchy road, with epic views of the mighty Lake Wakatipu & stunning mountains. Visit Historic Glenorchy, Paradise & Dart River Valley and Mt Aspiring National Park AKA “Middle Earth” where some of the scenes of the Lord of the Rings have been filmed. You will enter in Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, Ithilien and the famous Misty Mountain. Pure Glenorchy is the only company with access on to the private property of Arcadia Station, where Isengard & Beorns house from the Hobbit was set.

Enjoy some 'behind the scenes' commentary from your guide, and learn about local history, flora & fauna also.

No need to be a LOTR fan to enjoy the beauty of the area: you will see a stunning ancient beech forest, braided rivers and Glacier carved valleys. A photographers dream!

Provided is LOTR replica swords & costumes for a fun photo shoot.


What you need to know

  • Central Queenstown transfers
  • Professional, friendly and local guides
  • Live English commentary
  • Entry to Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
  • Entry to Mount Aspiring
  • Entry to Isengard Lookout
  • Light morning or afternoon tea provided.
  • Optional Lord of the Rings costumes/replica swords provided
  • Take a journey deep into Middle Earth and explore unique Lord of the Rings filming locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy and Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park
  • Delicious picnic in the historic township of Glenorchy
  • Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit the breathtaking and magical landscape that inspired Peter Jackson's film locations for The Lord of the Rings movies
  • Travel in small groups with local guides who have a real passion and knowledge of the area
  • Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier-carved valley
  • This tour departs daily at 8am and 1.45pm in all weather conditions
Operating Hours
  • 2 tours departing Queenstown daily.
  • 4 - 4.5 hours
  • 8am returning at 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm returning at 6pm
Departure Location
  • Queenstown Main Departure location: Outside the Station Information Centre ; (Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets)
  • Please wait on the wooden benches on the Camp St Side just down from Marmolada Cafe
Hotel Pickup
  • Pick ups are available from some Queenstown hotels - please email the supplier after booking for this option.
  • No pick up from Frankton Hotels or the Hilton unless large group booking.
  • if hotel is close to our main depature point - please have guests meet us here due to traffic congestion in Queenstown.
What To Bring
  • Dress for the season
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Waterbottle & Your camera
Additional Information
  • There is no room for large luggage items on board
  • No food or drinks permitted on board
  • This tour is not suitable for young children - ages 5 & older, please.
Cancellation Policy
  • Full Refund if given 48 hours notice
  • No refund if you are late for the tour & miss the bus
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of purchase
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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