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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

  • 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
Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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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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1 - 5 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Small and personalized

We really enjoyed our half day tour. Our guide was a true aficionado of the films and knew a lot about the filming. It was just our family on the trip so he was able to stop (when safe) and indulge our photographer's need to...More

Thank AmberK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Must Do ...

Our New Zealand trip was based on the different film setting locations, so Queenstown was a MUST DO. My 13year old son and I enjoyed the tour very much! Nathan did a super job. He had funny facts for us as well… Glenorchy and it’s...More

3  Thank Susanne K
Reviewed 11 August 2018
Amazing for a fan

Great tour, especially if you are a fan of the LOTR. You can get in some amazing spots by 4WD, really spectaculars and peaceful. The filming locations are really noticeable and the best parts is all the information and "filming tips" you get from the...More

Thank Josef C
Reviewed 26 July 2018
Great thanks for this fantastic trip !

What a fantastic trip about LOTR in this wonderful place. Great thanks to Ruth our guide, she had so many knowledge and fun fact to share about the movies that made this trip so interesting. Her good mood and jokes cannot let you be bored...More

Thank vincentdesbiolles
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Vincent, thank you very much for your fantastic review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Glenorchy LOTR tour. Guides' knowledge and interactions with customers certainly are important parts of our tours. Thanks again for recommending it.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile
Stunning views and entertaining tour

The Glenorchy LOTR tour is truly Remarkable. Even if you are not a LOTR fan the the views are breathtaking and there is plenty of information about the area. Our guide, Nathan, was very informative, funny and may I say, good-looking ;) Its a beautiful...More

Thank Alison Z
NomadSafarisQT, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Alison, thank you very much for writing us a fantastic and fun review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the dress up, role playing and the beautiful views. We will pass your compliments to Nathan. He would be thrilled to join your fellowship!

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