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Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

#19 of 162 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1079
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07:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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Travel along N.Z's most scenic highway and view some of the most world's...

Travel along N.Z's most scenic highway and view some of the most world's most spectacular scenery.

Visit Lord of the Rings Locations and take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth, encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest and Ithilien! Also visit a location from the recently filmed The Hobbit.

Stories and secrets will be shared by guides who have great insight into the filming.

Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers, glacier carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.

Explore Mt Aspiring World Heritage Parks unique flora and fauna. Encounter birdlife and animals. Leave with magic memories and the most amazing photo's.

- Small personalised groups

- Complimentary delicious picnic

- Free photo C.D

- Locally owned & operated family business

- Comfortable 4WD mini-vans

- Departs Queenstown 8:00am & 1:45pm

- Duration 4 - 4 1/4 hours

- Qualmark Endorsed

- DOC Concessionaire

- TIANZ Member

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Fantastic day!

The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the beautiful views our driver Kim showed us and what a fun trip we had. Couldn't have asked for a better person to show us all the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
JannMEm
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the beautiful views our driver Kim showed us and what a fun trip we had. Couldn't have asked for a better person to show us all the special spots and all the extra information was amazing. Even if your not a huge fan of LOTR this trip is still worth it just... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jan, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted to hear you had wonderful tour out with the lovely Kim! Thanks for coming out with us, Trina. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

David was very knowledgeable on LOTR facts and was very patient with some of us who were not too familiar about LOTR. He was very helpful. We enjoyed the short tea break. It would have been better if it had been held at a place with less sandflies :-). Overall an enjoyable trip.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your great review. We are pleased you had a enjoyable tour out with David, sorry to hear the sand-flies were out, hopefully you managed to keep them at bay with our insect repellent we have on-board. Thanks Trina More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great time. Andrew our driver was great fun and informative. Small group allowed everyone to get to know each other. We leant a lot and was driven to some very beautiful places. Highly recommend this tour to others.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for high recommendation. We are delighted to hear you had a fun, informative tour out with Andrew. Thank you Trina More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have been waiting for years to get to New Zealand to visit locations of LOTR and found the Pure Glenorchy details at my hotel. Together with three other members of my touring group we contacted the company via the website and found it very easy to book and pay for the trip - and at a very competitive rate... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Leonie, Thank you for your wonderful review. Andrew enjoyed taking you and your group out. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the delicious picnic fit for a Hobbit and had a magical experience. Thank you Trina More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

There were only 4 people in our tour group, so it felt very personalized and intimate. Our driver was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. We stopped at multiple scenic spots plus film locations. A delicious lunch along a river bank was a nice break in the middle. And after taking this tour, you can say that you've been to the forests... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this high recommendation. Its wonderful to hear you enjoyed the driver knowledge and the stunning scenery. Thanks again Trina More 

Manila, Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are not LOTR fans, but based on reviews that said we would enjoy this tour even if we weren't fans, we decided to go. The scenery was beautiful and our guide was funny, interesting and very knowledgeable. It was fun to hear "insider info" on how the films were made, cute stories about the actors etc.... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Carla, Thank you for your review. Its great to hear you had a fun afternoon, enjoyed the stories shared by the guide and the beautiful scenery . Sorry to hear you felt carsick and you were left feeling a little underwhelmed. Thanks Trina More 

Shanghai, China
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It's amazing experience. The staff is very nice, he shared a lot. Really really beautiful view. We love it. That's what is all I expected.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your amazing review. Lovely to hear you enjoyed the tour guide and the beautiful views. Thanks for coming out with us. Trina More 

Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you are a LOTR fan, then this tour is a must whenever you visit Queenstown. Reservations were a breeze with timely information and communication. The guides are very well informed about the making of the LOTR movies and the associated folklore. It was great seeing the exact spots where certain scenes were shot, or seeing geographical features that have... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this must do review. Its wonderful to hear you had a great experience, enjoyed dressing up and the information shared by the guide. Thanks again Trina More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My husband and I found this at the last minute and were able to book two seats for the morning tour (on the morning of!). What was really remarkable was the staff's ability to make me a dairy-free picnic lunch with like 15 minutes notice ... I think that is going above and beyond! Andrew, our guide, was just fantastic.... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Bethanie, Thank you for your praising review. Great to hear we were able to get you out at short notice and you had a fantastic tour out with Andrew. Thanks Trina More 

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Kim was our guide for the afternoon tour . She was lovely and most informative . Her love for LOTR makes the tour come to life ! Even if you are not a LOTR fan, the scenery is worth visiting !

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your "Just do it" review! We are delighted to hear you had a great tour out with Kim and the love for LOTR shone through. Thank you Trina More 

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