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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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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic LOTR tour with Graeme!

Our family of four had a fantastic tour to Glenorchy and environs yesterday the 14th! Our host and driver, Graeme, was thoroughly helpful and knowledgeable with both LOTR lore and history and background of the Queenstown areas. We were given excellent service, treats with tea,...More

Thank Bill K
NomadSafaris, Front Office Manager at Nomad Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hi Bill K, thank you so much for your awesome feedback and we are so glad to hear that your family did enjoy this tour with our fantastic tour guide-Graeme! Glenorchy is one of the must place to visit when you travel to Queenstown because...More

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