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Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Tour

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


Over 4hr 4WD Scenic Tour
Morning or Afternoon Tea
Transfers from selected Queenstown hotels
Stunning natural scenery
Witness recognisable film locations
Knowledgeable and experienced guide

What you need to know

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!

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Hot Deal

  • Every adult receives 2 hr FREE ebike rental (valued at $60)!
  • Travel on or before 30/9/2018
  • For full paying adults only
  • Minimum two on the tour for a confirmed departure
  • NOT applicable on NZ public holidays
  • Subject to availability


  • 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

Tour Times

  • 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 tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Tour

37 Shotover St, Queenstown, QU 9300