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Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

#18 of 158 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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Amazing Tour!

We went to a lot of really cool LOTR filming sites that would even be enjoyable for non LOTR fans, just because the landscape is so beautiful. We were told a lot of fun facts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gilthoniel1
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to a lot of really cool LOTR filming sites that would even be enjoyable for non LOTR fans, just because the landscape is so beautiful. We were told a lot of fun facts about filming, and the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was in a small group and we had a lot of fun. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was really interested to see some of the scenery of the movies and I got my money's worth. Badger, my driver, was a lot of fun and a source of funny stories about the filming of the movies. I never thought anyone could get me so crazy as to run around in an elf cloak or hold a sword.... More 

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little expensive, but the again it's a 4 and a half hour trip up the Glenorchy valley with a mid tour refreshment break. You are picked up from your hotel. B and B or campsite and returned. Our driver - Andrew kept us totally informed about what we were seeing . Almost information overload! The filmsite locations up the... More 

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Thank rojan76
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rojan, Thank you for taking the time to write this "Must Do" review. Andrew is a informative guide that's for sure! He enjoyed taking your group out. Thanks again Trina More 

Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the beautiful views our driver Kim showed us and what a fun trip we had. Couldn't have asked for a better person to show us all the special spots and all the extra information was amazing. Even if your not a huge fan of LOTR this trip is still worth it just... More 

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

Hi Jan, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted to hear you had wonderful tour out with the lovely Kim! Thanks for coming out with us, Trina. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

David was very knowledgeable on LOTR facts and was very patient with some of us who were not too familiar about LOTR. He was very helpful. We enjoyed the short tea break. It would have been better if it had been held at a place with less sandflies :-). Overall an enjoyable trip.

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

Hi, Thank you for your great review. We are pleased you had a enjoyable tour out with David, sorry to hear the sand-flies were out, hopefully you managed to keep them at bay with our insect repellent we have on-board. Thanks Trina More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. Andrew our driver was great fun and informative. Small group allowed everyone to get to know each other. We leant a lot and was driven to some very beautiful places. Highly recommend this tour to others.

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

Hi, Thank you for high recommendation. We are delighted to hear you had a fun, informative tour out with Andrew. Thank you Trina More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been waiting for years to get to New Zealand to visit locations of LOTR and found the Pure Glenorchy details at my hotel. Together with three other members of my touring group we contacted the company via the website and found it very easy to book and pay for the trip - and at a very competitive rate... More 

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Thank LeonieG47
PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Leonie, Thank you for your wonderful review. Andrew enjoyed taking you and your group out. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the delicious picnic fit for a Hobbit and had a magical experience. Thank you Trina More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only 4 people in our tour group, so it felt very personalized and intimate. Our driver was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. We stopped at multiple scenic spots plus film locations. A delicious lunch along a river bank was a nice break in the middle. And after taking this tour, you can say that you've been to the forests... More 

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Thank ukitaj428
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 high recommendation. Its wonderful to hear you enjoyed the driver knowledge and the stunning scenery. Thanks again Trina More 

Manila, Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are not LOTR fans, but based on reviews that said we would enjoy this tour even if we weren't fans, we decided to go. The scenery was beautiful and our guide was funny, interesting and very knowledgeable. It was fun to hear "insider info" on how the films were made, cute stories about the actors etc.... More 

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

Hi Carla, Thank you for your review. Its great to hear you had a fun afternoon, enjoyed the stories shared by the guide and the beautiful scenery . Sorry to hear you felt carsick and you were left feeling a little underwhelmed. Thanks Trina More 

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing experience. The staff is very nice, he shared a lot. Really really beautiful view. We love it. That's what is all I expected.

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

Hi, Thank you for your amazing review. Lovely to hear you enjoyed the tour guide and the beautiful views. Thanks for coming out with us. Trina More 

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