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Paradise Valley Full Day Tour provided by Private Discovery Day Tours

Paradise Valley Full Day Tour

Paradise Valley Full Day Tour
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About
Paradise Valley full day tour is the perfect activity for families and small groups, offering flexibility to accommodate your personal interests whether they be walking, photography or viewing movie locations of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. This tour will allow you to leave your worries behind as you take your time exploring all the Glenorchy region has to offer. It is the ultimate tour for those wanting a leisurely day with great food, and optional walks. So if you’re looking for stunning views and exclusive locations then this tour is for you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Start the day with hotel pick up 9am and travel on one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand to Glenorchy at the western end of Lake Wakatipu. Not far from there, venture onto Private Property, a 20,000 acre (8,093 hectares) sheep and beef farm where you gain access up 4WD trails into the heart of Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings. Your first stop there is in the "front row" overlooking Isengard from Lord of the Rings. Take a short walk into a native beach forest, a tranquil moment in this mountain setting. This is the ultimate photography location elevated above the Dart River with views over Mt. Aspiring National Park to snow-capped mountains beyond. At lunchtime, have a picnic lunch on the mountain or a cafe lunch at Kinloch nestled by the lake shore a beautiful peaceful setting. The afternoon is spent further exploring a trail above Diamond Lake, there is the opportunity for some walking and an opportunity to see farm activities should they be available on the day. A visit to the sheep shearing woolshed is a must where once a year 5,000 sheep are shorn, numerous farm animals are sprinkled across this amazing home for them called the Paradise Valley. Venturing further up the valley beyond Diamond Lake, see the majestic Arcadia Homestead and further movie locations from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies before returning via Glenorchy to Queenstown. Refreshments are included, this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start the day with hotel pick up 9am and travel on one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand to Glenorchy at the western end of Lake Wakatipu. Not far from there, venture onto Private Property, a 20,000 acre (8,093 hectares) sheep and beef farm where you gain access up 4WD trails into the heart of Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings. Your first stop there is in the "front row" overlooking Isengard from Lord of the Rings. Take a short walk into a native beach forest, a tranquil moment in this mountain setting. This is the ultimate photography location elevated above the Dart River with views over Mt. Aspiring National Park to snow-capped mountains beyond. At lunchtime, have a picnic lunch on the mountain or a cafe lunch at Kinloch nestled by the lake shore a beautiful peaceful setting. The afternoon is spent further exploring a trail above Diamond Lake, there is the opportunity for some walking and an opportunity to see farm activities should they be available on the day. A visit to the sheep shearing woolshed is a must where once a year 5,000 sheep are shorn, numerous farm animals are sprinkled across this amazing home for them called the Paradise Valley. Venturing further up the valley beyond Diamond Lake, see the majestic Arcadia Homestead and further movie locations from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies before returning via Glenorchy to Queenstown. Refreshments are included, this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18264P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks, cookies & fresh fruit
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch, a stop is made at a local bakery for you to purchase a bread roll, wrap or salad.
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks, cookies & fresh fruit
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch, a stop is made at a local bakery for you to purchase a bread roll, wrap or salad.
Departure details
  • Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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Maddie
5 contributions
One-of-a-kind experience!!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Unbelievable tour! They have exclusive access to farmland and hiking trails providing breathtaking panoramic views of Glenorchy and Paradise Valley, which they can maneuver through with 4WD. Charles was very friendly and informative with his farming background, and they cater the tour to each group’s preferences. Well worth this one-of-a-kind experience!
Written 23 September 2019
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tournz61
Thank you for your review Maddie, great to meet you both and share a special part of NZ with you! Happy Honeymoon travels....
Written 24 September 2019
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jwinter4735
Bloomfield Hills, MI4 contributions
Routeburn Valley Walk (full day)
Dec 2017 • Couples
We had a great day with Charles hiking up and down the Routeburn Valley. We started with a bit of rain, but then saw a rainbow as it cleared up. We learned a ton and enjoyed both the scenery and the company. The trip back allowed us to view some of the backdrops of the Lord of the Rings in the Paradise Valley. This was one of our favorite adventures during our two weeks on the South Island.
Written 30 September 2018
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So pleased you had a great Day experiencing the diversity this region offers.... thank you for your review come back to NZ again......
Written 14 October 2018
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Keng Yong W
1 contribution
Amazing Time
Jun 2018 • Family
It was an amazing tour of Paradise Valley and Charles, our guide, did a great job organising the trip. We were all in his safe hands as we drove up mountain tracks in his 4WD to view stunning LOTR scenery. He was very accommodating and this tour is highly recommended for LOTR fans. If only the weather was better as it started drizzling and obscured some of the view in the later half of the day but that wasn't within the control of Charles. Something not to be missed is the lunch at Kinloch. Very quaint and homely lodge with good food.
Written 13 June 2018
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Thank you for review of the Paradise Discovery Tour, despite the weather we had a fun day giving you an authentic NZ experience travelling over farmland viewing animals,4WD up farm trails to vantage points and giving you insight into country life in NZ. So pleased you enjoyed the lunch at Kinloch it is a special place. Thank you Charles
Written 23 July 2018
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Tom B
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Great Weather - Excellent Tour
Mar 2018 • Couples
Spent the day with Charles touring the greater Glenorchy area. The scenery is spectacular and Charles was a exceptional host/guide. Charles is very knowledgeable about the area (e.g. history, geology, current issues, farming, sheep/wool industry, LOTR sites, etc.).
Written 21 March 2018
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Thank you Tom for your review, the Glenorchy area is one that deserves a full day to explore the valleys, trails, movie locations & secret places the Ultimate Day Tour and so close to Queenstown...Thank you Charles.
Written 29 May 2018
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Senpittu
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Priceless moments- Paradise Valley
Dec 2017 • Family
Priceless moments! Our private day tour with Eric on a 4WD to the Paradise Valley, diamond lake, the private farms at Mt. Earnslaw station, Isenguard, walking up the Routeburn track was simply fabulous...The 4WD drive up the slate quarry was the icing on the cake, something that cannot be done in a large group and vehicle and was spectacular. It was just our family and the guide and was a distinct experience that everyone must try. We snapped several pictures at the scenic locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Eric was awesome - patient and extremely accommodating without rushing the sightseeing and gave us insights on the various spots and trees. I still remember the Horopito spicy plant... In my opinion this private tour experience on a 4WD should never be missed by one!
Written 9 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review, yes our Paradise Discovery Tour covers the best of what the Glenorchy region can offer. Private locations no one else can access, amazing photography opportunities and immersion into the Real New Zealand!! Thank you for travelling with us...Charles
Written 20 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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