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Address: 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 9708

Paradise Safari is a half or full day 4WD safari featuring stunning...

Paradise Safari is a half or full day 4WD safari featuring stunning locations from 'The Lord of The Rings' trilogy and the many other movies filmed in and around Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy and the Paradise Valley. Our guides will make you feel like you were there. Not a movie fan? The scenery will astound you. Enjoy short walks, snow capped mountains, lakes, native flora and fauna, entertaining commentary and a stop in rural Glenorchy for a complimentary drink. On the full day trip enjoy a delicious lunch at a local vineyard and choose your own afternoon adventure with options to see more nature and scenery or filming locations. The half day tour leaves at 8am or 1:30pm (4.5hr duration) and the full day leaves at 8am (8hrs) every day.

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Lord of the rings

Even on a cold and windy at times day this was a great activity. Although I am not a lord of the rings mega fan it was fun to match the locations with the movie. Slightly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jo H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even on a cold and windy at times day this was a great activity. Although I am not a lord of the rings mega fan it was fun to match the locations with the movie. Slightly disappointed that we did not get chance to look around Arrow town as it's inclusion was the main reason I chose this over other... More 

Thank Jo H
Kenmore, Washington
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167 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our daughter booked a full day safari on the day before Christmas for three of us. It was a beautiful sunny day, no clouds around to spoil our views. We had a private vehicle to ourselves. Matt, our guide and driver was outstanding. I rate him a 10 out of 10 ! Such a pleasant fellow. Our daughter is a... More 

Thank Lady_Tubs
Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We booked the 1/2 day LOTR tour for Christmas Eve and it was one of our favourite experiences in Queenstown! Hamish our tour guide was THE BEST! Being a younger couple it was great to have a tour guide the same age that was very easy to get along with and he made some great jokes and recommendations! If you... More 

Thank bgbh2016
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took the full day paradise safari tour and we had a very nice experience. A tad expensive, but totally worth it. 1. Our tour guide Santiago, amazing local knowledge, very friendly and punctual. Santiago was courteous, professional and covered wide range of spots. He took extra effort and stopped whenever we asked him to take a... More 

Thank Ashwin A
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was just a great day out. Jenni our guide was great fun and very knowledgeable about Lord of the Rings and the other movies shot on locations. I was the only one who was a big LOTR fan on the tour so she was courteous towards the others who were there to see the scenery. It was amazing seeing... More 

Thank Mark F
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I am so, so glad we got Chris as a tour guide, as he really made the experience for me. The tour itself was pretty interesting and it was very cool to be able to go to exact spots the movie was filmed, see Peter Jackson's house (from the distance), get to wear robes/play with swords in the forest, etc,... More 

Thank rmcqueen795
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2016

If you are a big fan of the movie, this may be worth it. Our guide was very knowledgable of the movie, the area and friendly. However, there isn't much to this tour. You visit three sites that are all accessible by public road and are pretty underwhelming. Most of the time is spent in the truck driving between them,... More 

Thank Bob3001
Darlington, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Was picked up exactly on time from my hotel by a friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide. were taken to all the Lord of the rings film locations, given a picnic tea then lunch. Had a whale of a time all day, never felt hurried and guide answered any question thrown at her. I heartily recommend this trip to anyone LOTR fan... More 

Thank Andrew B
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! The scenery was amazing. Graham the tour guide was great and knowledgable. A must do for anyone!

Thank Mary K
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We had a great guide who know a lot about the local wines, area and history. He took us to some great wineries who were knowledgeable and treated us like royalty! Lunch was beautiful ... an antipasto dish of locally sourced food. It was yummy. Our group was small and we had a really good time. I would recommend this... More 

Thank Leanne W

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