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Lord of the Rings Tours - One Day in Middle Earth provided by Lord of The Rings Tours

Lord of the Rings Tours - One Day in Middle Earth
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Lord of the Rings Tours - One Day in Middle Earth
By Lord of The Rings Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Lord of the Rings Tours - One Day in Middle Earth
By Lord of The Rings Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 9 per group
Duration:
7h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Lunch
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided Tour
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Smoking


Departure details
  • The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Outside the building, at the bus stop on Camp Street
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66853P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 9 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66853P8

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown
    Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Outside the building, at the bus stop on Camp Street
    See address & details
  • 1
    Queenstown Trail
    Stop: 7 hours
    In the morning, we travel to locations around Queenstown. See and experience some of the spectacular landscapes featured in the films such as The Argonath (Pillars of the King), The Gladden fields and the Ford of Bruinen. Our knowledgeable guides will share information about each location and help uncover the secrets behind how each area was transformed into Middle Earth and let you relive the action for your own camera. In the afternoon, journey with us deep into Middle Earth, encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien! Stories and secrets will be shared by guides who have great insight into the filming.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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F7223FUdaniellem
F7223FUdaniellem
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Magical Middle Earth
The tour was brilliant. Our guide was a LOTR expert and we really got the impression he loved sharing his love for
Yomej0
Yomej0
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Awesome tour
Francesco was great, it was an amazing trip to the locations, and the props were very cool. We were also lucky enou
Explore19131815330
Explore19131815330
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Tour that delivered full on and highly recommended
Francesco was kind and knowledgeable read the books and movies. I highly recommend this tour and you get to use t
MaryD3492
MaryD3492
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Wonderful Tour Great Guide
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide who covered all aspects of the tour in detail and with photos of sites used. We
Missyhohaia85
Missyhohaia85
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Best day ever
Thank you so much to Francesco and the crew at Lord of the rings tours. It was the best day. Beautiful scenery, awe
Twinstat
Twinstat
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Amazing LOTR Experience so worth it!
was so much fun!! Have only seen the films a few times but getting to see the locations in person and have someone
kooook123321
kooook123321
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Great
Very great experience. The tour guide is very nice and talkative person. You won't feel bored in the whole trip
rebeccadP1337RK
rebeccadP1337RK
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So awesome
The most fabulous tour for LOTR fans plus anyone who wants fabulous scenery. Shane our guide was awesome. Do this t
luigi_bercades
luigi_bercades
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Must-do!
Shane's very nice and knowledgeable. Very interesting tidbits amidst the stunning scenery. Handling the props were
Petavet
Petavet
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Awesome tour
The drive to Glenorchy is stunning. We saw lots of sites from the films. Shane, our guide, was full of lots of info
R5468TLjayh
R5468TLjayh
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Absolute must do! 🧙‍♂️
If you're going to do a Lord of the Rings tour, make sure it's this one! Shane is a wonderfully charismatic guide
Ettykaryati
Ettykaryati
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Great tour
We had fun during our "Middle Earth" tour. We visited the LOTR filming locations in Arrowtown, Kawarau Gorge and La
maiashakti25
maiashakti25
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Absolutely do it if you’re considering it!!
Our guide Shane was amazing, such a lovely, inviting, knowledgeable and fun guy. We had so much fun and learnt heap
Nulfrost
Nulfrost
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A scenic route of middle earth
I was a lovely look around all of the locations of the films sets. If in Queenstown and also a Tolkien fan would re
brittanywU9424CH
brittanywU9424CH
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5 Stars ✨
Such an amazing experience! We loved every minute of it 🥰 Thank you to our tour guide for making this time very sp
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Dom
1 contribution
Couples
This tour was easily one of the highlights of our Queenstown trip. The views were absolutely stunning; photos we will cherish for a long time! We had fun with the costumes and were spoilt with a great soundtrack during the tour that made us feel like we were part of the Fellowship. Lastly, we cannot praise enough our tour guide Shane, who made the experience so much better. He was very knowledgeable about Lord of the Rings and the places we went to. 100/10 would recommend!
Written 6 February 2022
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Janette V
1 contribution
Couples
We had the most amazing day. Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. We saw some awesome scenery and learnt a lot about some of the LOTR locations that were used.
A thoroughly enjoyable day!!
Written 15 January 2022
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SLS_NZ
We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful time with us, enjoy the rest of Middle Earth in your travels!
Written 18 January 2022
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Melissa S
Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Had such a wonderful time. Everything was organized very well and our tour guide, Fransesco did a brilliant job of explaining the background of each location we visited. 100% recommend.
Written 9 January 2022
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SLS_NZ
Thanks for your kind review. We always aim to provide commentaries as comprehensive as possible to describe the places we visit. Hope you fully enjoyed your vacation!
Written 18 January 2022
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Luke P
5 contributions
Couples
wow wee, I flew my gf over from Brisbane to Queenstown basically just for this tour, she is a huge LOTR fan and can I see impressed is an understatement!!

Our guide Francisco was so nice and fun, real knowledgeable and actually put my gf to the test with her trivia which was fun.

All the locations are bang on, easy to get to and breath taking. Queenstown on its self is amazing let alone with everything else, it was amazing.

Lunch was great and he even dropped us back to our hotel at the end cus I was cold, great day and will recommend to everyone

5/5
Written 19 July 2021
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SLS_NZ
Hi Luke, thank you very much for your review. Happy to know you had a great time! Hopefully we will meet again and have some BBQ ;)
Written 5 August 2021
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Indy M
5 contributions
Shane was an amazing guide, extremely well versed in LOTR trivia. He is extremely friendly, which makes even the driving parts of the tour enjoyable. Even if you're not a huge LOTR fan, the views are stunning and worth the visit! Thanks again, Shane!
Written 9 May 2021
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. IT was a pleasure having both of you and we hope to see you again someday!
Written 18 May 2021
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Wendy C
3 contributions
Shane was a great guide. Very knowledgeable about the area's history and LOTR.

Great photo opportunities. Great lunch.

Good even if you are not a huge LOTR fan.
Written 5 May 2021
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Thank you very much for the review, we are glad that people value you this tour as an enjoyable trip for everyone. We hope the rest of your time in Middle-earth was as enjoyable as your day with us!
Written 7 May 2021
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Hettie A
Masterton, New Zealand3 contributions
This was the most enjoyable day, with a friendly and very knowledgeable tour guide, who accommodated all of our needs and told us fantastic stories along the way. We saw saw many film locations, all expertly explained to us, and many great photo opportunities were set up, using photos of the film scenes, costumes, props and weapons, The whole day was a lot of fun and great value, including the very filling pub lunch.
From first making contact with this company, their communication, the tour day itself and right through to the guide promptly sending me some photos he kindly took for me after my phone's battery had run flat, everything was brilliantly done. I can't recommend this company and this tour enough!
Written 14 April 2021
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Thank you for your indepth review, we are really glad you found so much value in our tour and took the time to share your experience with other. It was a pleasure having you join us in Middle-earth. Hope to see you again someday!
Written 22 April 2021
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C Mize
1 contribution
Handling the weaponry and having photos taken with it in hand. Wonderful fun. Seeing the countryside where scenes were actually filmed and getting an understanding of how the panorama was stitched together to achieve the onscreen visual effects was eye opening.
Written 19 March 2021
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Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on your Adventure! We are glad you had a fun time with us and hope that you will come join us again someday!
Written 20 March 2021
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Jo_Kiwi
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
What a great day this was! Shane was a fantastic guide, his knowledge of LoTR stuff and local info and myths was great, and really elevated this tour beyond my (already high) expectations. Great photo ops, and loved getting to put on cloaks and play with the replica weapons (Gimli's Axe is heavy!). Lunch was also very good. This is a must-do tour when in Queenstown even if you aren't a big LoTR fan (as the sites you visit are beautiful in their own right).
Written 10 March 2021
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Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are really glad you had a great day with us, it was a pleasure having you on tour. We hope that the rest of your trip was as enjoyable here in Queenstown (Middle-earth). Kind Regards Shane
Written 14 March 2021
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jazdis
4 contributions
Couples
There are many things to do in New Zealand and especially in Queenstown, but this tour is the BEST activity you can take. If you are in QT it is a must! I liked LotR, but after this tour I might just buy myself elf ears as I became a true fan! We did this tour with Shane Pinder and I have never had a better, more devoted guide in my life. The tour was on a rainy day, I thought it will be a good way to pass the day, but it turned out a wonderful time in Middle earth. So why is it a must thing to do? Well first of all is the friendliness of Shane and his enthusiasm towards everything, he just lits you up! Next Shane does this whole tour in middle earth as a historical site visit, tells all the back story, not only on the movies, but the nature around itself. So you just feel as you are walking historical paths, where few thousand years ago these battles did actually happen! When visiting the place where Frodo and Sam saw the Oliphants I could actually imagine them walking there! And finally Shane teaches you some real history about the place people and nature. Bonus to that you get to weild the weapons of many of the heroes from the movies. It was really cool! I just wish they had Legolas bow 😅 but his daggers did just fine! So I would say if it is a rainy day - 15\10 points. And I am sure if it's a sunny day the tour would be 20\10 points just because of the spectacular views you could see!
Written 19 January 2021
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Thanks for the amazing review! Best thing to do in Queenstown! It's certainly a claim that we will continue to do our best to live up to. Glad you had such an amazing time and we hope the rest of your journey in Middle earth was just as amazing. Hope to see you again here sometime soon!
Written 23 January 2021
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