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Get picked up from your Queenstown hotel and hop into a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for the scenic drive to Glenorchy. Enjoy fascinating commentary from your Lord of the Rings–obsessed guide as you journey to several South Island filming locations. 

The landscape begins to take on a sense of familiarity as you venture deep into the breathtaking landscapes of Middle-earth, passing through such LOTR filming locations as Ithilien Camp, the forest of Amon Hen, and Isengard. Stop often for photographs, enhanced with capes and swords to ensure some fun take-home shots.

This half-day tour—which accommodates a maximum of six people, ensuring a more personalized experience—includes hot beverages and snacks. And as a bonus you also pass by filming locations of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. 

Your Lord of the Rings tour ends with drop-off back at your Queenstown hotel.

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Lake Wakatipu
Nomad Safaris

Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.

  • Visit several LOTR filming locations, from Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Recognize film landscapes such as Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and Isengard
  • Take home photos made extra fun with authentic replica film props
  • Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Queenstown hotel
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing for a fan

Great tour, especially if you are a fan of the LOTR. You can get in some amazing spots by 4WD, really spectaculars and peaceful. The filming locations are really noticeable and the best parts is all the information and "filming tips" you get from the...More

Thank Josef C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great thanks for this fantastic trip !

What a fantastic trip about LOTR in this wonderful place. Great thanks to Ruth our guide, she had so many knowledge and fun fact to share about the movies that made this trip so interesting. Her good mood and jokes cannot let you be bored...More

Thank vincentdesbiolles
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vincent, thank you very much for your fantastic review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Glenorchy LOTR tour. Guides' knowledge and interactions with customers certainly are important parts of our tours. Thanks again for recommending it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Stunning views and entertaining tour

The Glenorchy LOTR tour is truly Remarkable. Even if you are not a LOTR fan the the views are breathtaking and there is plenty of information about the area. Our guide, Nathan, was very informative, funny and may I say, good-looking ;) Its a beautiful...More

Thank Alison Z
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alison, thank you very much for writing us a fantastic and fun review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the dress up, role playing and the beautiful views. We will pass your compliments to Nathan. He would be thrilled to join your fellowship!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
We loved it!

Graeme was a wonderful tour guide, teaching us about the Queenstown area in general as well as LOTR filming locations. The scenery is breathtaking, the commentary is fascinating, and this is a must-do. ❤️

Thank Beth D
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Beth, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip. Graeme is a very experienced guide. We will definitely pass your nice words to him. Thanks again.

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

What a day trip! I had such fun on a half day from Queenstown to Glenorchy. I'll say it once so listen up: you don't have to be a Lord of the Rings buff to take a trip with Nomad Safaris. But it really helps....More

Thank misshazeyeyed
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi misshazeyeyed, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a fantastic and detailed review. So good to hear that you had great fun on the Glenorchy trip. Badger is great guide and he is very passionate about LOTR. The breath-taking...More

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