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Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour provided by Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

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Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

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Take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth and explore unique Lord of the Rings filming locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy and Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit the breathtaking and magical landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings movies. Travel in small groups with local guides who have a real passion and knowledge of the area. Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys. Explore the unique flora and fauna and get up close to the New Zealand animals and birdlife. Have piece of mind knowing you are booking a quality local tour as Pure Glenorchy has been running quality Lord of the Rings and Scenic tours since 2005. Local family owned & operated tour company that offer the real experience. We are one of the few companies that hold Department of Conservation Concessionaire permits to access Mt Aspiring National park.
You'll start at
The Station Information Centre
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  • 1
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Stop: 4 hours -
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  • 2
    Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Glenorchy Wharf
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Mount Aspiring
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Isengard Lookout
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
The Station Information Centre
Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New ZealandPlease wait outside the The Station Building Info Centre on CAMP Street. please wait on the wooden benches and look out for your vehicle, they are white Toyota vans with Pure Glenorchy on the side.
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Departure Point
The Station Information Centre, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Free Delicious morning or afternoon picnic to satisfy a hungry hobbit!
  • Central Queenstown hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Umbrellas provided
  • Professional, friendly & local guides
  • Live Commentary
  • Optional Lord of the Rings costumes/ replica swords
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring
  • Entry/Admission - Isengard Lookout
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Catfriend wrote a review Apr 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Thanks Joel! This tour was the highlight of our time in Queenstown! The tour was jam packed with great LOTR's locations, breathtaking photo opportunities and some delicious snacks in Glenorchy. My girlfriend is a die hard LOTR's fan and thoroughly enjoyed Joel's LOTR's anecdotes
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Date of experience: March 2020
Lucy wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom10 contributions
This was a brilliant small group tour of some lovely filming locations; Lothlorien, Isengard and Ithillien. We also visited the beautiful peaceful town of Glenorchy. Our tour guide was great, very friendly and knowledgeable about the filming of the movies. The afternoon tea and
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Date of experience: March 2020
Cicakchuip wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore18 contributions6 helpful votes
Ben was our very cheerful & considerate guide; constantly falling back to check on my elderly parents during the walks. He was also a careful driver & got us to most of the sights, in spite of the massive flooding which had occured a couple of days before. The scenery was
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Mandy R wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour took us to a bunch of great filming locations and to good views/photo ops of filming locations. My favorite part was Lothlorien, especially since I got to dress up as an elf 😁 The snack/tea/coffee break was perfectly timed. This was definitely a highlight of our two
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Date of experience: February 2020
Kathy O wrote a review Mar 2020
Victoria, Australia27 contributions16 helpful votes
Like previous reviews have said, this tour is great whether you are or are not a LOTR fan. Ben was a terrific guide. The scenery is beautiful the info on fauna, the gold prospecting, and general history of the region very interesting. The chance to allow everyone’s inner child
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours
Beautiful scenic tour
We had the most fabulous afternoon on this tour with Joel our guide. The scenery was breathtaking. Joel made our to
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Beautiful Morning
A morning in Middle Earth! Absolutely breathtaking, loved every minute of this tour. Thanks to our guide Joel for
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Personalised top of the range tour.
Kate and Joel made our experience, from start to finish, a fantastic one. We are AVID Lord of the Rings fans - both
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The half day lotr tour was a great way to spend our afternoon. The tour guide was just lovely, so friendly and easy
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Stunning scenery and great introduction to Lord Of The Rings!
Simply stunning scenery whether you are a LOTR fan or not! Although it was a rainy and cold day, Ben our tour guide
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A necessity for LOTR fans
Yes, you can go to Hobbiton, but there are other sites throughout New Zealand that warrant your attention, with som
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Perfect half day tour
Pure Glenorchy scenic LOTR tour is a perfect half day small group tour. Our guide Joel is very knowledgeable and fr
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Awesome LOTR location tour
We spent the morning with Joel taking us to a number of locations used in the LOTR movies plus The Hobbit movies. H
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Best tour ever!!
We have been travelling stunning New Zealand for the last two weeks. As HUGE Lord of the Ring fans we have been to
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Fantastic fun and scenery heaven
Wow, Kate, our tour guide, was such a lovely lady - full of information and fun. We all had a great time on the tou
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Jennifer H
Excellent tour
It was a treat to see such beautiful scenery and be able to relate it to the movies. We also had a very informative
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Fantastic tour and scenery
I would encourage any visitor interested in going to Glenorchy to go on this tour. Our guide, James, gave us lots o
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Dean C
Great tour
We had an amazing time with Joel on our tour. I’m a big of the films, and while my wife has seen them and isn’t as
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So much fun
James was a fantastic guide. So much knowledge on LOTR and other movies filmed in the area and just heaps of fun to
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Tobias K
We have seen Amon Hen and the dead marches and the Misty Mountains from a far though, stood in Lothlorien with coo
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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