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Trails of Middle-Earth Tour

#84 of 162 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Surrounding Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-338 0982

We are Lord of the Rings specialists offering a comprehensive and...

We are Lord of the Rings specialists offering a comprehensive and interactive tour in the heart of Middle-earth. Our friendly, knowledgeable guides take you on the ultimate LOTR experience. You can dress up in costume, handle an extensive selection of weapons and even view items from productions. With half, heli, and full day tours available, we have something to suit everyone. This tour is the tour for the LOTR fan and their partner, who will be looked after as well.

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We did this tour in Feburary when we visited Queenstown. We were lucky to get a discounted price and the tour was fantastic. The tour guide really knew her job and she was so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did this tour in Feburary when we visited Queenstown. We were lucky to get a discounted price and the tour was fantastic. The tour guide really knew her job and she was so funny. She really has the knowledge and we were glad it was not just a sightseeing tour.

Thank acreid414
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were really looking forward to doing a Lord of The Rings (LoTR) tour in Queenstown, and were told that this tour is good for fans because you'll get "behind the scenes" knowledge and they involve props and customs from the movies. Unfortunately, this tour felt like a waste of money and time, and should've cost $50... More 

1 Thank JayD_Perth
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Bob was a complete and utter LOTR geek, both films and book. EVERYTHING you want a guide to be! He was enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgable. The lunch time geeky discussion on who Tom Bomberdil really was, was awesome. Bob knows and loves LOTR and he passes that on through his tour. Worth every dollar

Thank Andy T
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This tour was absolutely amazing because Bob, the tour guide extraordinaire, is a LOTR trivia buff, is very knowledgeable about the film-making process - and about Peter Jackson's genius, in particular - and is highly skilled at engaging the tour members in an intriguing conversation about what interests them in LOTR and what they are wondering about LOTR. Bob's sense... More 

Thank Sheila T
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Had booked this tour for early January (7 people), but unfortunately there was a bush fire that closed the road to get to the tour location. Received a call from the tour company confirming the cancellation and that they would have to refund me. That was fine, but now a month and several emails later they refuse to refund me... More 

1 Thank ben_ik2014
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

At first I thought it quite expensive. 170 NZ $ for half a day. But our Guide Bob was a walking Lord of the Rings Encyclopedia!! He knew everithing. Ever backstory of the backstory and more. The locations were... well the ones you can go to without going o to privat land arround Queenstown. But Lord of the Rings is... More 

1 Thank Peter M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Was apprehensive at first but the moment the tour began was enthralled , bob fantastic tour thanks!!

1 Thank welshmanwhohatestgif
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

What do I say? I curse my husband when he wants to watch Lord of the Rings. So to keep hubby happy, I organised this tour for him! Mind you, I now want to watch the films! The guide was AMAZING and although the focus is on LOTR, it is very interesting as you learn how films are being made.... More 

1 Thank GerlaB
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband and I went on this tour during our recent trip to NZ and we were absolutely thrilled! As LOTR fans, going to some of the filming sites were cool. Our guide, Bob, was superb! He was so knowledgable and he could answer all our questions. He was also very humorous! The tour was great because we had Bob... More 

Thank Jing H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Phonecall just before pickup time, weather made SOME locations unavailable, would we accept half-day tour instead. OK, except they palmed us off on NOMAD safari 4WD tour (described by driver as a bit of all the tours they did). Combined age of the two of us 135, we wouldn't want a 4WD tour to the local shops never mind instead... More 

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