We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

Queenstown, New Zealand
More
About Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours
Local guides will help you to explore the breath-taking landscapes of Middle Earth, Glenorchy and Paradise during this half day Lord of The Rings inspired tour. Visiting film locations from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you’ll enjoy hearing behind the scenes stories, from decisions made by the director to amusing anecdotes about the actors. You’ll stand before such sites as Isengard, Ithilien, Amon Hen and Lothlorien forest; where you can play at being a star with our capes and swords, making for fun photos. As you travel along New Zealand’s most scenic highway from Queenstown to Glenorchy you will have the opportunity to stop and photograph incredible vistas as your guide shares insights with you. You will be as satisfied as a hungry Hobbit by the delicious picnic lunch we put on for in Mt Aspiring’s National Heritage Park. Savoury and sweet delights, hot tea & coffee.
Read more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
See all hours
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travellers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours
Overview
Take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth and explore unique Lord of the Rings filming locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy and Mt Aspiring World Heritage N.P.

Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit the breathtaking and magical landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings movies.

We are the only company with EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the filming locations on Arcadia Station, where scenes from the Hobbit & Wolverine were filmed.

Travel in small groups with local guides who have a real passion and knowledge of the area. Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys.
Explore the unique flora and fauna and get up close to the New Zealand animals and birdlife.

We are a Local family owned & operated tour company that offer the real experience. Operating since 2005!

We are one of the few companies that hold Department of Conservation Concessionaire permits to access Mt Aspiring National park.
796Reviews8Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 710
  • 76
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Kate T wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
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!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2021
Helpful
Share
caihel wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions6 helpful votes
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 !
Read more
Helpful
Share
Clayton wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
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
Read more
Date of experience: July 2021
Helpful
Share
Mispah C wrote a review Jul 2021
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa4 contributions
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!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2021
Helpful
Share
Romy wrote a review Jul 2021
Brisbane, Australia78 contributions14 helpful votes
+1
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!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2021
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456