Following an 8:15a.m. or 1:30p.m. pickup at your central Queensland, Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, or Fernhill hotel, hop into your 4-wheel drive vehicle, and head out of town to start your 4-hour tour.
This is the perfect tour for those who want the thrills of an off-road adventure, but also want to see Lord of the Rings filming locations. See the Remarkables, which were used as various mountains throughout the trilogy, including the Misty Mountains. Travelling part way up Queenstown hill, get a bird’s-eye view onto Deer Park Heights, which was used for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs movie scenes.
Travelling from The Remarkables viewpoint, head to the Kawarau Gorge where the filming took place for the Argonath or Pillars of the Kings. Leaving the Kawarau Gorge, go to Arrowtown where the loss of The One Ring at Gladden Fields was shot. Near Arrowtown experience a true off-road adventure. Following a historic gold-mining road, cross the river to get to the Ford of Bruinen. At this point you can try your hand at gold panning.
From Arrowtown, travel to the entrance of Skippers Canyon where you will be offered spectacular panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin. Your tour ends with a drive back to your hotel.
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