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For Lord of the Rings fans, this is the trip where Nomad Safaris really does take you There and Back again. Bring the films to life with our authentic replica props, dress up and take photos, or simply soak up the scenery.

For film enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike, lose yourself in the fictional Forest of Lothlorien and the Camp at Ithilien while enjoying a guided 4WD tour of the rugged and beautiful South Island of New Zealand – used by Peter Jackson for location shooting for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

After being picked up in a 4WD from your hotel, the tour follows the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu. Soak up the landscape as you head for Glenorchy, the “Gateway to Paradise”, a route recognised as one of the world’s great scenic drives.

In Glenorchy, visit locations from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Your guide then drives you to Dart Valley. Pause beside Dart River with its backdrop of snow-capped mountains to take in the location for Isengard. Ponder Mount Earnslaw’s overhanging glacier, featured in the first Hobbit film, as you are let in on secret filming locations from the trilogy.

From here you travel to Paradise Forest, the location for the Lothlorien forest, the Seat of Seeing and the Battle of Amon Hen.

On the return trip to Queenstown, stop at the secluded 12 Mile Delta, the location for the Ithilien Camp, with its views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.

For Lord of the Rings fans, this is the trip where Nomad Safaris really does take you There and Back again. Bring the films to life with our authentic replica props, dress up and take photos, or simply soak up the scenery.

For film enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike, lose yourself in the fictional Forest of Lothlorien and the Camp at Ithilien while enjoying a guided 4WD tour of the rugged and beautiful South Island of New Zealand – used by Peter Jackson for location shooting for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

After being picked up in a 4WD from your hotel, the tour follows the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu. Soak up the landscape as you head for Glenorchy, the “Gateway to Paradise”, a route recognised as one of the world’s great scenic drives.

In Glenorchy, visit locations from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Your guide then drives you to Dart Valley. Pause beside Dart River with its backdrop of snow-capped mountains to take in the location for Isengard. Ponder Mount Earnslaw’s overhanging glacier, featured in the first Hobbit film, as you are let in on secret filming locations from the trilogy.

From here you travel to Paradise Forest, the location for the Lothlorien forest, the Seat of Seeing and the Battle of Amon Hen.

On the return trip to Queenstown, stop at the secluded 12 Mile Delta, the location for the Ithilien Camp, with its views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.

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1:30 PM, Glenorchy Safari Tour in English

Duration 4h 15m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English.
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NZ$195

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8:00 AM, Glenorchy Safari Tour in English

Duration 4h 15m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English.
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Lord of the Rings Glenorchy Safari Tour

Activity/Location

Queenstown

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Queenstown

  • Info&Snow

    37 Shotover Street

    Queenstown 9300


Highlights

  • Glenorchy route is one of the world's top scenic drives

  • Views of stunning Mount Earnslaw & its glacier

  • Beautiful Paradise Forest walk

  • A visit to several Lord of the Rings filming locations

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine & Narnia set location visits


Inclusions

  • Guided 4WD tour of Glenorchy

  • Guided tour of Lord of the Rings filming locations

  • Guided tour of X-Men Origins: Wolverine & The Chronicles of Narnia filming locations

  • Drinks

  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected Queenstown hotels

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is subject to road and river conditions.

  • Minimum numbers apply (min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays).

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Queenstown hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Location

Queenstown, New Zealand