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Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Off-Road 4X4 Adventure from Queenstown

  • 4-hour 4WD tour, round-trip from Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Go off the beaten track along the Paradise, Dart and Rees rivers
  • Hear commentary on multiple LOTR filming sites
Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Off-Road 4X4 Adventure from Queenstown
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See New Zealand's legendary landscapes as depicted in the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy during an exhilarating 4WD adventure to Glenorchy. With an expert guide at the wheel, your 4x4 skirts along the edges of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown to your destination, then navigates near-forgotten back roads. Hear entertaining commentary about this former gold mining region and stop at multiple LOTR filming sites while you bump along the glacier-carved valleys of this backcountry terrain.

What to Expect

The tour begins with a breath-taking journey along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. This is one of New Zealand’s most famous scenic road journeys with spectacular views around each bend. After passing through the sleepy township of Glenorchy at the base of the lake we enter the awe inspiring Mt Aspiring World Heritage area where Middle Earth comes to life. You will literally arrive in Paradise to enjoy a complementary picnic lunch with the glacial lakes, ancient forests and neck stretching peaks of the film trilogy as your backdrop. Throughout the tour our experienced local guides will give you great insight into why this region was an inspiration for so many movies and how it has brought the vision of Jackson and Tolkien to life on the big screen.

Tour Highlights:

  • LOTR & The Hobbit locations (Isengard, Lothorien Forests, Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen and Misty Mountains, Beorn’s House)
  • Multiple other movie locations (Wolverine & Narnia film locations)
  • Glenorchy township
  • Paradise, Dart and Rees River.
Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Ross is great and Glenorchy is BEAUTIFUL

The scenery is spectacular. Glenorchy is so gorgeous, I might want to move there permanently. The tour itself is really well-planned out with various stops along the way that showcase some of the scenes from Lord of the Rings and clips from the movies to...More

1  Thank Vicky W
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile
Incredible Tour, Incredible Experience

We booked this tour at the last minute - mid afternoon the day before for the 8am trip - and it was one of he best decisions we made in queenstown! The Lord of The Rings tour was an amazing experience, and we were lucky...More

Thank GinaB2534
Reviewed 15 July 2018
Ross: my brother, my captain, my king!

Our family of five had a brilliant (blue, sunny, crisp and frosty) morning with Ross as he toured us through gorgeous Glenorchy and then up to stunning Paradise (aptly-named) and to the head of the Dart river. Ross was informative, friendly and patient, and tolerated...More

Thank iloveuk_13
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Great Experience!!!!

We had an amazing time with our tour guide, Pete, who shared detailed facts throughout the trip and was very passionate about his job! Throughout the trip, Pete answered all of our questions and took us to some memorable locations from the films.

1  Thank rosieperkins12
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Trip

Great tour. Ross did an amazing job. He was Very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw some of the most beautiful areas and would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

Thank Flyer611385
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