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Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

#18 of 160 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1079
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07:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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Travel along N.Z's most scenic highway and view some of the most world's...

Travel along N.Z's most scenic highway and view some of the most world's most spectacular scenery.

Visit Lord of the Rings Locations and take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth, encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest and Ithilien! Also visit a location from the recently filmed The Hobbit.

Stories and secrets will be shared by guides who have great insight into the filming.

Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers, glacier carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.

Explore Mt Aspiring World Heritage Parks unique flora and fauna. Encounter birdlife and animals. Leave with magic memories and the most amazing photo's.

- Small personalised groups

- Complimentary delicious picnic

- Free photo C.D

- Locally owned & operated family business

- Comfortable 4WD mini-vans

- Departs Queenstown 8:00am & 1:45pm

- Duration 4 - 4 1/4 hours

- Qualmark Endorsed

- DOC Concessionaire

- TIANZ Member

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Scenery, local knowledge and warm Kiwi guiding

It's a tour not only about the famous scenery but also to know the history of this region and the stories behind the scene. The guiding make me want to watch Peter Jackson's great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mei H
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Kaikoura

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Kaikoura
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a tour not only about the famous scenery but also to know the history of this region and the stories behind the scene. The guiding make me want to watch Peter Jackson's great works again, to feel his love and passion of this country, the beautiful New Zealand. The little gift help me to remember what we saw and... More 

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kuala lumpur
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start the tour with one of the most scenic drives in the world from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Andrew our lovely guide was very knowledgeable and provided plenty of information not only on the LOTR shooting locations but also plenty of stories about the cast, bloopers and fun facts about the film! What's more? You get to enjoy a lovely picnic... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your "Must Do" review! We are delighted to hear you a perfect day out with Andrews wealth of knowledge. Thanks again for coming out with us. Trina More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and informative. A very good tour. Lots of information and locations with photographs to match the locations. A very knowledgeable guide.

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Thank Mark F
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. Its great to hear you had a great, informative tour. Thanks Trina More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Queenstown and have been out to Glenorchy many times but with this trip I saw much more than usual.The places chosen to do stops were all very beautiful and with quite a few off the beaten track. The commentary was great and I found it super interesting even though I don't know a lot about the films.... More 

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Thank Sally M
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sally, Thank you for taking the time to write this raving review. We are delighted to hear you found the guide to be amazing and enjoyed the tour. Thanks again Trina More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very professional guided tour through stunning landscapes close to Queesntown. Perfect sunny day, interesting explanations from our guide, nice chat and tasty picnic in one of the most fantastic valleys ever. Highly recommended.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your high recommendation. We are so pleased you loved the stunning scenery, guide and tasty picnic. Thank you Trina More 

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A wonderful tour of the most beautiful scenery on the South Island. David, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of both movies, nature and history of the sites. I have not seen all of the movies but will definitely do that as soon as I find time.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. David enjoyed taking you out and is thrilled with your high praise. Enjoy watching the movies! Thanks Trina More 

Central
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Kim was a wonderful guide who really knew her subject and clearly enjoyed it. Best to watch the movies again before you go.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the fantastic review. We are delighted you had a wonderful time out with Kim. Thanks again Trina More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My son and I went with Andrew and really enjoyed our day tour. The weather was raining to begin with and we were worried the whole tour would be wasted, but we headed out of town and things cleared up. Andrew's knowledge about local sites was impressive as were the tales he would tell about Lord of the Rings. One... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Malcolm, Thank you for your praising review. We are delighted to hear the weather cleared up and you really enjoyed Andrews knowledge. Thanks for coming out with us. Trina More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

excellent trip with lots of background information and interesting stories. Our guide knew everything about LOTR and in addition told us about the Wolferine scenes produced here aswell. loved it😄

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review. We are happy to hear you loved your tour and the guides stories. Thanks Trina More 

San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely trip outside of Queenstown. I'm not a huge LOTR fan but the views made this tour worth it. And the LOTR tidbits are fun as well.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for your lovely review. Your photos capture the beauty well. Thanks for coming out with us. Trina More 

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