Download your Free April Holiday Planner 🐰


Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Tour

Tour for Lord of the Rings fans! Nomad Safaris takes you deep into Middle Earth to visit LOTR scene locations on a scenic 4WD adventure around Glenorchy.
Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Tour


  • Witness recognisable film locations

  • Over 4hr 4WD Scenic Tour

  • Morning or Afternoon Tea

  • Transfers from selected Queenstown hotels

  • Stunning natural scenery

  • Knowledgeable and experienced guide

For Lord of the Rings fans this is THE tour! Nomad Safaris will take you on a half day trip deep into LOTR filming territory on an off-roading scenic 4WD adventure like no other. Bring the films to life with our authentic replica props, dress up and take photos, or simply soak up the scenery! The Glenorchy Safari of the Scenes tour explores some of the most famous filming locations used to depict J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth. These stunning locations include the area containing the fortress of Isengard, the Forest of Lothlorien, along with other film locations for movies such as X-Men Origins – “Wolverine” and “Prince Caspian” from The Chronicles of Narnia.

Your knowledgeable guide will entertain you along the way with fascinating insights onto the area’s unique history and of course fill you in on all the juicy details of each filming location! Travelling through this landscape it is easy to see why location scouts chose to film here utilising the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s Central Otago region. On this scenic tour you will see incredible views of Queenstown’s Mt Earnslaw and Lake Wakatipu, we will stop at various vantage points providing the perfect opportunity for taking dramatic photos of the most breathtaking landscapes that you have ever encountered. Hold on tight for a 4WD off-road adventure taking you off the beaten track and deep into the real Middle Earth!

More info


  • 4hrs 15mins scenic 4WD tour
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea
  • Half day guided tour
  • Includes local Queenstown pick up and drop off (excludes private addresses, guest houses or Airbnb. Please confirm with the operator for the closest pick up location)


  • This scenic sightseeing tour includes recognisable film locations and stunning natural scenery
  • The Glenorchy Safari of the Scenes takes you from Queenstown to Glenorchy stopping at breath-taking viewpoints along the way
  • Beyond Glenorchy follow the Dart River to the spectacular filming location for Isengard
  • The Safari of the Scenes - Glenorchy also includes locations from Xmen Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian


  • Tours depart daily at 8.00am & 1.30pm

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Bottle of water
  • Jacket (winter)
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes

Additional Information

  • Cancellations within 24 hours full charge
  • All tours are subject to weather, road and river conditions
  • Dress appropriately for outdoor adventures in the mountains
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to operator this tour
  • A minimum of 4 people is required to operator this tour on NZ public holidays

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking 
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience 
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction 
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control 
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher 
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements 

Disclaimer: is supported by you, our reader! Sometimes, we may earn a small affiliate commission when you click through the affiliate links on this page and buy something. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.





Age Groups

Primary school (6-8)
Middle school (9-11)
Young teens (12-14)
Teens (15-17)
Students (18+)

You may also like these kids' and family activities

Read the latest stories from our blog

Get inspired with the best school holiday programs, children's live shows, and a curated selection of free school holiday activities near you. Explore and enjoy!

Daria Osipova
Best Free Perth Water Parks To Impress The Kids (2024)


Best Free Perth Water Parks To Impress The Kids (2024)

Splash and slide into summer with the best water parks and water playgrounds in Perth that are completely free to visit and will impress kids of all ages.

Elena Osipova
This Is How To Transform Your Photos Into LEGO Art

School Holiday Ideas

This Is How To Transform Your Photos Into LEGO Art

Transform your family memories into custom LEGO art! This easy-to-use LEGO art generator brings school holiday and family photos into colourful LEGO art.

Daria Osipova
20 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time Families Will Love


20 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time Families Will Love

Celebrate this festive season with your family with these best Christmas movies of all time, from classic favourites to modern Netflix movies and more.

Cookie consent at

Cookie Consent

We use cookies (and other similar technologies) to improve your experience on our site. By using this website you agree to our Cookie Policy.