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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

By Hassle Free Tours
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Fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as anyone who appreciates beautiful landscapes, will love this day tour from Christchurch to Mt. Sunday. The mountain 'played' Edoras in the films, and your guide will point out the spots that featured, plus show you behind-the-scenes photos of filming. It's only accessible be 4WD vehicle, making for a fun and adventurous day out.
from
₹15,834.77
per adult
from
₹15,834.77
per adult

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Ages 5-99, max of 16 per group
Duration:9h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Hotel transfers from Christchurch are included
  • Pose with replica props from the films
  • Hear stories about what went into the filming of the LOTR movies
  • A picnic lunch with sparkling wine is included

  • Picnic lunch with sparkling wine
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Canterbury Museum, 11 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand Tours depart from outside the main entrance of the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2922LOTR01

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear good footwear and bring along a warm jacket
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch?
How much is Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch?
Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch price starts from ₹ 15,603.34. Discover and book Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2922LOTR01

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canterbury Museum
    11 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Tours depart from outside the main entrance of the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Canterbury Museum
  • 1
    Mount Somers
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Lake Clearwater
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Mount Sunday
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mt Potts Lodge
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Dianne L
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Molesworth - A great day in the High Country
MOLESWORTH STATION.. A dream of a life time to take a journey through a high country farming environment. Mark h
RobertT4971
RobertT4971
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Great fun
Our day began with being picked up in central Christchurch at 8.30 travelling over the Canterbury plains to Springf
Scotslass20
Scotslass20
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A fantastic well run your with fantastic guide
We had an amazing day with Barry in the tour. We were the only two pick ups so we had our own wee private excursion
Robert R
Robert R
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Long Wait Times
Three of us bought 2 day passes (January 28-29) in lieu of taking transit buses/taxis. Problem was that the downtow
patriciahR4583UY
patriciahR4583UY
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A beautiful sunny day to see whales
I had a great experience on this tour. I was picked up at my hotel and we headed to Kaikoura. Our guide showed us t
Pál S
Pál S
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Two routes
The driver of the red route speak to fast and wasn't so informativ, the driver of the blue route was perfect and ve
411lynnr
411lynnr
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Lovely few hours
Having arrived in Auckland, where I was staying two nights, I decided to buy the 24 hour bus combo which allowed me
Sh0rtleg
Sh0rtleg
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2 Whales, seals and albatross
Excellent day out. We were very fortunate with the weather though. Picked up from hotel on Christchurch Steve gave
RobinP853
RobinP853
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Could not understand the guide.
It was interesting to see the devastation from the earthquake and views of the city...but the driver was from the U
S5269NNalanh
S5269NNalanh
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Absolute Joke
The only hop on hop off bus around the world I have been on and asked to get off the bus to let people on. The comp
BernardR792
BernardR792
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Excellent Driver Commentary, Informative Trip
Like most of this type of trip it is a good way to see the layout of the city and learn about the history and recen
Y1497UZanitab
Y1497UZanitab
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bus tour of Auckland
It was an easy way to have an overview of Auckland. It made several stops making visiting major attractions easy a
WendysMum
WendysMum
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Spend a pleasant hour
We have just arrived back in our hotel after spending a very pleasant hour on this hop on hop off tour. The driver,
joangG7391TA
joangG7391TA
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Laugh a minute bus tour.
The tour was succinct and informative, we caught up with John, the bus driver, on two legs of the tour and he was f
m3j9d14
m3j9d14
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Worth doing but iffy audio
We did both the Central and the Western routes on our recent trip to Auckland. As it was a very hot day, we sat in
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Christian D
7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Lord of the Rings aside, this place is well worth a visit. It was an incredible place! Mark, the tour guide, treated us to lots of great chat and information about the local area, along with all things Lord of the Rings.

Fortunately, the weather favoured us, and we were treated to nothing but breathtaking views all day. Mark’s great driving allowed us to make it to Mount Sunday as well, and have a mooch around on top of it.

This really isn’t a tour to be missed. It’s well worth it!
Written 13 September 2022
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Michelle
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Our family (mum dad 18 and 16) had a fantastic day on this tour. The weather gods favoured us helping make this already excellent tour wonderful. Incredible scenery, great information about both locations and the movie. Mark was a great tour guide. Had huge fun playing with swords. Highly recommend.
Written 4 July 2022
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romulusx
Denver, CO5 contributions
Mark’s LOTR tour is a stunning scenic must-see. Jaw dropping scenery combined with the movie lore/locations that Mark excels at presenting, will make the day a truly memorable one. The entire family (18,19,51,52 age group) would do it all again.
Written 19 June 2022
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Anthony Jay
5 contributions
A fantastic tour that takes you into some of the best scenery in New Zealand as well as learning about different aspects of lord of rings . Even if you are not a big fan of the movie , I would certainly recommend this experience for the beauty and wilderness .
Written 29 September 2020
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Kate Burgos
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
This tour is the best tour I’ve ever been on and worth every cent I’ve paid (and more!). I recommend this to anyone, LOTR fan or not. The scenery was breathtaking and beyond this world; no photo can do justice. The tour was also well-run, with a very professional, thoughtful, and knowledgable guide. Put this on your must-do list in your next trip around New Zealand.
Written 29 September 2020
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Ellie C
14 contributions
Mar 2020
This was one of our favourite tours on our trip in New Zealand. Maria was our fantastic tour guide, full of interesting knowledge and kept the small group of us entertained throughout, especially during our long drive from Christchurch. She looked after us well and the lunch was tasty! The tour itself was well organised and spots we were taken to were beautiful. I definitely recommend hassle back tours.
Written 26 April 2020
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kaz51
Ottawa, Canada13 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
This was a great day out: a small group trip out with an informed, entertaining guide. The scenery was so spectacular that it’s a terrific experience even for those who aren’t Lord of the Rings fans! Not physically difficult, and a delicious lunch. Highly recommended!!
Written 31 March 2020
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Kia Ora and thanks for your great review of our Lord of the Rings, Journey to Edoras tour. It is certainly a stunning area to explore and we are so pleased you could come and join us on tour. We hope you were able to capture some epic photos of your day and enjoyed the rest of your time in Canterbury. Kind regards, The Hasslefree tours team :)
Written 31 March 2020
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David
4 contributions
Mar 2020
THe destination of this trip was epic. A must do for any Lord of the Rings fan!
The trip from Chrsitchurch was a long one, keep in mind it takes the hole day, being on location is app. one and an half hour.
Still the journey was never dull with our driver and guide Maria, who told interesting stories on the way. For a well informed LotR fan it was not the LotR stories that were the most interesting, but her stories of the villages and nature.
I took her advice and went to the Red Zone on my last day in Chrchr.

Edoras is one of the magnificient locations, so go there if you can!
Written 30 March 2020
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Kia Ora and thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of our Lord of the Rings tour. We are so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your day with Maria - learning about the making of the movies in this spectacular location and taking in the amazing scenery. Thank you for choosing to travel with Hassle-free Tours, we really appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back to Christchurch again another day! Kind regards, The Hasslefree tours team
Written 31 March 2020
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Wandering Blyss
Wasco, IL10 contributions
Jan 2020
This trip was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend this for any Lord of the Rings fan! Hassle Free Tours picked us up and dropped us off directly from our hotel, so we did not have to worry about transportation. We were on a 4WD bus with two tour guides full of knowledge about the surrounding area and LOTR. Once on our way, we stopped at a beautiful lake and then continued on the way to Edoras. Edoras itself was beautiful and is a must-see. If you so choose, you can even take up a sword or two and the Rohan flag!
Written 26 March 2020
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Kia Ora and thank you for your wonderful review of our Lord of the Rings Tour. We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your journey to Edoras. We hope you captured some fantastic photos of your journey to "middle-earth" and wish you all the best for the rest of your stay in New Zealand. Thanks again for joining us, Kind regards, from all of our team at Hassle-free Tours. :)
Written 31 March 2020
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Jon L
1 contribution
Mar 2020
This was by far the best excursion we had. Though I'm sure they have 4WD tours. Ours was on a big tour bus that drove up and deposited us at the foot of Mt Sunday for some picture taking at the foot of the mountain. Due to the length of time it took to get here from our cruise ship, we didn't get a chance to spend much time here. Now with that said, why did I rate this 5 stars. The services from Hassle Free Tours were the 5 stars. The hospitable tea and meal provided by the tour group were nice additions, but the star of the entire drive was our driver Barry. The guy is a gem! He regaled us with stories of his history as a police officer as well as tidbits of the history of New Zealand. Once he started talking about his history with the filming of the Lord of the Rings, every one and I mean everyone in the bus was just amazed. He kept us entertained THE ENTIRE DRIVE! All by himself! Whether it was witty jokes, interesting tidbits, or just being himself, we loved Barry. The first thing we did after the cruise was to check our recording of the movies as we had them on ipad on the ship . . . his name was there in the role he said. Hassle Free Tours - you've got a gem in Barry. If we are ever in Christchurch again and can do another tour with him, we would love it. Thank you for an amazing set of memories and best of wishes to you all! Hope the travel scare right now will pass and you continue to succeed! Wish you all the best!
Written 19 March 2020
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Kia Ora, wow what an absolutely awesome review! Thanks so much! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your Journey to Edoras with Barry. We are extremely fortunate to have a team of dedicated and passionate drivers who love telling stories and we will be sure to pass this on to Barry directly as well as the management team. We really appreciate your comments and agree he is an awesome guide. We hope you captured some fantastic photos of your journey to "middle-earth" and we hope to see you again some day. Kind regards, from Barry and all of our team at Hassle-free Tours. :)
Written 25 March 2020
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