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Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour provided by Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76369P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Free Delicious morning or afternoon picnic to satisfy a hungry hobbit! • Central Queenstown hotel pick up/ drop off • Umbrellas provided • Professional, friendly & local guides • Live Commentary • Optional Lord of the Rings costumes/ replica swords • Coffee and/or Tea • Snacks • Exclusive access to the Arcadia Station Filming locations in the Paradise valley! • Entry/Admission - Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring • Entry/Admission - Isengard Lookout
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our main pick up location in central Queenstown is outside The Station Building Information Centre on the CAMP STREET side. Please meet us here if your accommodation is a short walk, due to traffic congestion in town. We can also pick up at some Queenstown central Hotels. Please email us with the name of your hotel :)
The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please wait outside the The Station Building Info Centre on CAMP Street. please wait on the wooden benches and look out for your vehicle, they are white Toyota vans with Pure Glenorchy on the side.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Free Delicious morning or afternoon picnic to satisfy a hungry hobbit! • Central Queenstown hotel pick up/ drop off • Umbrellas provided • Professional, friendly & local guides • Live Commentary • Optional Lord of the Rings costumes/ replica swords • Coffee and/or Tea • Snacks • Exclusive access to the Arcadia Station Filming locations in the Paradise valley! • Entry/Admission - Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring • Entry/Admission - Isengard Lookout
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our main pick up location in central Queenstown is outside The Station Building Information Centre on the CAMP STREET side. Please meet us here if your accommodation is a short walk, due to traffic congestion in town. We can also pick up at some Queenstown central Hotels. Please email us with the name of your hotel :)
The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please wait outside the The Station Building Info Centre on CAMP Street. please wait on the wooden benches and look out for your vehicle, they are white Toyota vans with Pure Glenorchy on the side.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Glenorchy Wharf
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mount Aspiring
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Isengard Lookout
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ATarr
1 contribution
A Must Do - Pure Glenorchy Tours
Aug 2021
We had an amazing experience with Pure Glenorchy Tours. Joel was our host and he was so knowledgeable, informative, and super friendly. Our tour felt like we were catching up with a mate, hanging out and exploring new places. The Sites we visited were interesting and we had access to Sites on private land - you can only see them with a Pure Glenorchy Tour. We saw filming locations from LOTR, The Hobbit and Wolverine. We had fun dressing up in LOTR costumes and the afternoon tea was great. All in all an amazing afternoon and highly recommended.
Written 21 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

479Johno
Hawera, New Zealand11 contributions
Great half day out
Aug 2021
Great half day out for just the two of us. Joel is a great host, friendly and chatty and an immense knowledge and passion for what he does. Recommend him and his company to any person who is thinking of doing a tour of the area. The tea and coffee with nibbles was a nice touch. John and Patsy
All the best to you and Kate for the new arrival
Written 20 August 2021
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Kate T
1 contribution
Great experience regardless of LOTR knowledge
Jul 2021
Absolutely fantastic experience with this tour - even though I was a LOTR novice. The tour guide catered to our knowledge of LOTR and explained so much about the film series and the upcoming Amazon tv series. We came away with more facts about LOTR and the behind-the-scenes story of the film series' production. At the end of the trip we felt like we had gone on a fun road trip with an old friend - would highly recommend this tour to anyone with half a day in Queenstown!
Written 1 August 2021
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caihel
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
Awesome LOTR tour!
We had the best day on our LOTR tour with Joel.
We are a family of 4 (2 daughters 13 and 15 years) and have watched the LOTR movies numerous times.
Our youngest daughter is a huge fan which was what prompted us to book the tour.
It was definitely her favourite activity during our week in Queenstown.
The scenery was stunning despite being a slightly overcast cloudy day but Joel’s knowledge and commentary and friendly fun approach more than made up for it. We visited many of the filming locations for not only the LOTR , but the Hobbit, Xmen, Mission Impossible. etc. We learnt a lot about the behind the scenes filming tricks, history of the area, local facts
Joel kept us entertained for 4 hours, visiting many locations, a few short nature walks , a delightful afternoon tea and many photos including complimentary costumes !
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would 100% recommend it to everyone !
Written 31 July 2021
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Clayton
1 contribution
Excellent tour!!!
Jul 2021 • Couples
What an awesome guided tour of LOTR movie scenes! Joel was such an warm, fun tour guide and has exclusive access to some of the site which is a great bonus! I definitely recommend going with Pure Glenorchy
Written 26 July 2021
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Mispah C
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa4 contributions
Exceptional Glenorchy activity
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had an exceptional morning with the highly knowledgeable & jovial Joel. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the tour, which meant extra personalized attention! The filming locations were breathtaking to behold & the trip was well worth it. Highly recommended as an activity to do in Glenorchy, even if it's raining!
Written 26 July 2021
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Romy
Brisbane, Australia78 contributions
A must do!
Jul 2021 • Couples
The time flew by! We had such a nice day for the trip, the views were stunning and Joel was such a great guide. I would absolutely recommend this tour. The locations were AMAZING! And some you won’t have access to with any other tours. I will for sure be visiting again! Choose small family owned businesses, they’ll look after you better!
Written 24 July 2021
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Julie S
Manawatu13 contributions
This tour is a must do!
Jul 2021 • Family
What a great tour and we only have good things to say! Joel was a fabulous guide, everyone enjoyed themselves! Some great spots to visit with access that no other tours have. Worth it even if you've never seen Lord of the Rings. High recommended!!
Written 17 July 2021
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SammyandMe
Hobart, Australia2 contributions
A “MUST DO” IN QUEENSTOWN
Everyone in our family came away from our afternoon with Pure Glenorchy loving our experience. Joel is such a warm, knowledgeable and fun guide! There was something of interest throughout the trip for everyone and the areas of natural beauty we visited were breathtaking! Joel was very in tune with what worked best for us and our three teenagers and he took the time to make sure we could stop, experience and photograph things special to us. The afternoon picnic was an extra special addition! There’s something special about sipping on a coffee and enjoying a crumble with the breathtaking views of Middle Earth! Our kids loved the dress ups and the swords! By the end of the day we felt like we were farewelling a friend! Thank you Joel for making this family of Aussie’s feel so welcomed and looked after! Highly recommend this experience when you’re in Queenstown!
Written 12 July 2021
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Jax
5 contributions
Worth every penny!
Jul 2021 • Solo
Absolutely amazing half day trip, definitely recommended, will do this trip every time when I came to Queenstown!
Written 10 July 2021
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ShaniRoss_327
ShaniRoss_327
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110% worth it!
What a superb trip and amazing tour guide Joel! He is super friendly, charismatic and very knowledgeable. We thorou
Roryogee
Roryogee
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Great day, amazing views and a good laugh
Great day rain or shine (mine was in the rain which made no difference to the tour), with Joel who is a great tour
Fossani11
Fossani11
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Paid for a tour, got a mate.
As Joel said, "it's just like being on a roadie with the boys." Great experience seeing all the places where Lord O
nickkia
nickkia
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Middle Earth Awesomeness
Utterly fantastic guided trip with Joel. His enthusiasm and knowledge was top rate. He made everyone on trip feel w
SophieDColombes
SophieDColombes
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Amazing tour !
This tour was amazing ! The beauty of the locations is stunning and Joel was great to explained us everything, not
SBPB2014
SBPB2014
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Don't Leave Queenstown until you do this tour!
Wow! What a great experience visiting the the Mt Aspiring National Park on this half day tour of Glenorchy inclu
Ardy12345
Ardy12345
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BREATH TAKING
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! a true walk in movie making history. Joel was amazing from pick up to drop off, a wealth of kn
TakenToChurch
TakenToChurch
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Fantastic afternoon experience!
Amazing experience. Joel kept us entertained and informed for the whole trip, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I
mariabK9205EN
mariabK9205EN
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Fantastic Tour
Fantastic tour. Amazing knowledgeable guide who went above and beyond. I'm a huge LOTR fan and this tour was amazi
sarahcL7362TQ
sarahcL7362TQ
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A truly unique and beautiful tour
This tour was the highlight of our time in Queenstown, which to be fair was already epic, so this is really saying
M1m1c
M1m1c
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Lord of The Rings Ultimate tour
What a fantastic tour of the LOTR filming sites and awesome info about surrounding areas from Queenstown to Glenorc
GSMLim
GSMLim
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Amazing tour to Middle Earth
We had a great time with Joe who is very knowledgeable and provided good insight about LOTR. We get to take photos
111-CATH
111-CATH
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Super trip :)
Super trip. Amazing scenery. Friendly guide. Perfect photos. NZ at its best. Great dinner recommendation. Thanks.
Celeste C
Celeste C
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Absolutely amazing experience
You will not find a more sincere tour guide in Queenstown. Joel is an amazing person, well versed and so knowledge
KoroKev65
KoroKev65
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Excellent
Joel is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the content of the tour. He had the detail down pat as it were.
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