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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

Highlights
  • Visit several LOTR filming locations, from Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Recognize film landscapes such as Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and Isengard
  • Take home photos made extra fun with authentic replica film props
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings, departs at 8am
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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings, departs at 1:30pm
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Overview

Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.

What to Expect

Get picked up from your Queenstown hotel and hop into a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for the scenic drive to Glenorchy. Enjoy fascinating commentary from your Lord of the Rings–obsessed guide as you journey to several South Island filming locations. 

The landscape begins to take on a sense of familiarity as you venture deep into the breathtaking landscapes of Middle-earth, passing through such LOTR filming locations as Ithilien Camp, the forest of Amon Hen, and Isengard. Stop often for photographs, enhanced with capes and swords to ensure some fun take-home shots.

This half-day tour—which accommodates a maximum of six people, ensuring a more personalized experience—includes hot beverages and snacks. And as a bonus you also pass by filming locations of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. 

Your Lord of the Rings tour ends with drop-off back at your Queenstown hotel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
EXCELLENT

What a day trip! I had such fun on a half day from Queenstown to Glenorchy. I'll say it once so listen up: you don't have to be a Lord of the Rings buff to take a trip with Nomad Safaris. But it really helps....More

Thank misshazeyeyed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Really great, even in bad weather

The day we took this tour, the weather was unfortunately foggy and a little rainy, making it difficult to see some of the film locations fully. However, we had a great tour guide - Paul - that was more than able to make up for...More

Thank Wretzloff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A LOTR fan MUST DO

We went to the Glenorchy Tour of the Scene and had the BEST time! Our guide, Badger was so knowledgeable, we found ourselves wishing the car was entirely made out of glass so we could see everything around, as Badgers had cool BTS stories to...More

Thank MelSAMOT
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mel, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time with Badger and will certainly pass your kind words on to him! Hope we will see you...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Great to see the beauty of the LOTR locations

Had a great time on my Glenorchy LOTR safari. Our guide, Badger, was fun and energetic. He entertained us with stories at and between locations, provided us with excellent refreshments and took photos of people at the various stops. The locations are stunning and the...More

Thank Johnna R
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Johnna, thank you very much for your detailed review, which we believe would help lots of other travelers. We are very glad you enjoyed the tour! Badger is an awesome LOTR guide. And the locations and scenery are incredible! Our tours are reasonably priced...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Sleuth the steps of Lord of the Rings

I booked the 4 ½ hours trip through Glenorchy. It was so good. My guide picked me up at my accommodation. The Jeep was in a really good condition and everyone had enough space. Our guide Elya was really knowledgeable about LOTR and paid attention...More

Thank Miche B
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Miche, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time with us, and we will certainly pass on your praise to Elya. We sincerely appreciate your kind...More

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