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Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour

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You'll start at
37 Shotover Street
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  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Kawarau River
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Arrow River
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Skippers Canyon
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by 4WD vehicle with your driver/guide
    • Gold panning
    • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Thank you Ale for making our LOTR tour so enjoyable we loved hearing all the film and other interesting facts and driving through the river bed with a little bit of gold panning. We appreciated the offer of coffee/tea and enjoyed the home made banana bread. Everyone else
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    We did the half day with Jenny, and her passion for her country and it's natural environment was contagious. Her skilled driving eased the anxiety others had given me about Skipper's Canyon too, so I was able to relax and enjoy the spectacular view. The river crossings were
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    What a fantastic morning! Even if you're not a huge Lord of the Rings fan, this tour is worth the time. The driver shared all kinds of trivia and information about the locations we visited. He was also funny and handled the off-road portions of the tour like a pro! The views
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    Response from nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour
    Responded 13 Dec 2019
    Heya Greg Thanks very much for this 5 star review! We pride ourselves on tailoring our tours to the interests of our guests, and we are so glad you enjoyed it!
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    Great tour! Awesome driving in the river, gold finding and beautiful landscapes of untouched nature. Fully recommended.
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    Response from nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour
    Responded 11 Oct 2019
    Heya! Thanks so much for your 5-star review! We love hearing back from our guests, and are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us into the backcountry!
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    My dad and I booked this trip because we thought it would be fun to see sights from LOTR. We loved the 4WD adventure and loved driving through the Arrow river and Skipper's Canyon; however, I feel that the LOTR aspect of this is quite over sold. We would just drive past a
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    Response from nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour
    Responded 20 Jul 2019
    Hi Sarah Thanks very much for taking the time to leave your feedback, we always love to hear from our guests. I am disappointed to hear that you feel there wasn't enough LOTR on your tour. We pride ourselves on out LOTR knowledge, and are the original LOTR tour operator in Queenstown. It sounds like you were on our Queenstown LOTR tour, and there are at least LOTR filming locations that we stop at: the viewpoint over Deer Park Heights, where many scenes were shot, the Refugees of Rohan, and battle of the Wargs and more, the Chard Farm road in Gibbston Valley for the Pillars of the Kings, and in the Arrow River, the Ford of Bruinen. New Zealand law states that filmmakers must return the location to exactly how it was before filming, and thus there are no sets left behind. There are no sets but the scenery of the locations are still breathtaking.
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    Amy H
    East District, Hsinchu
    5119
    Wonderful trip in Queenstown
    Our driver guide Marcelo did a great job for us. We had a group of 15 people and we sat in 3 different 4WDs but
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    Elaine P
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    138
    Fab Afternoon Tour
    Thank you Ale for making our LOTR tour so enjoyable we loved hearing all the film and other interesting facts and
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    Ajith Kubatoor
    20
    Fantastic tour
    I went for Skippers Canyon trip and it was mind blowing guide Binji was very good and explained in detail on the
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    Surbhi Jain
    50
    Paradise & Glenorchy
    Thank you Team for making the trip memorable 😀 & yes, coffee and cookies made our perfect evening . Marcelo
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    Andre C
    30
    ok but not impressive
    not much else to do in queenstown and took this trip hoping can get more of outdoor experience, NZ is mostly
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    Chris F
    Wroughton, United Kingdom
    12642
    A Spectacular Drive
    There was a mix up with our booking due to conflicting information between our local booking agent and our UK
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    Gaddiel R
    Roswell, New Mexico
    2412
    Quad adventure over Queenstown
    Wonderful drive on quads up the mountain the sites and free roaming sheep made it quite interesting Impressive
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    Hannah C
    10
    Fun tour! Great guide :)
    This was a super relaxing and fun tour! Rob was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and super personable. Our
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    Nes S
    91
    LOTR great adventure!!
    Our morning and afternoon guides Russ and Riley (I hope I spelled both names right) were really good drivers, very
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    Paul S
    72
    Lord of the Rings full-day tour
    Took the Lord of the Rings full-day tour. While these are actually two separate tours - morning and then afternoon
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