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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

  • Visit several LOTR filming locations, from Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Recognize film landscapes such as Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and Isengard
  • Take home photos made extra fun with authentic replica film props
Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings
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Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.

What to Expect

Get picked up from your Queenstown hotel and hop into a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for the scenic drive to Glenorchy. Enjoy fascinating commentary from your Lord of the Rings–obsessed guide as you journey to several South Island filming locations. 

The landscape begins to take on a sense of familiarity as you venture deep into the breathtaking landscapes of Middle-earth, passing through such LOTR filming locations as Ithilien Camp, the forest of Amon Hen, and Isengard. Stop often for photographs, enhanced with capes and swords to ensure some fun take-home shots.

This half-day tour—which accommodates a maximum of six people, ensuring a more personalized experience—includes hot beverages and snacks. And as a bonus you also pass by filming locations of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. 

Your Lord of the Rings tour ends with drop-off back at your Queenstown hotel.

Reviews (125)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Easily the best possible LOTR tour

Our guide badger had an incredible wealth of knowledge on LOTR & queenstown. He was funny, spoke loud & clearly and was an all great bloke who even somewhat re-enacted some scenes. Not only did he show us different locations that LOTR was filmed at,...More

Thank Dani S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Tour and great guide

We really enjoyed our tour today with our guide Nathan. We saw many scenes and locations and all with commentary and information from our guide. There were plenty photo stops including a little bit of dress up and waving of swords in Lothlórien. Overall a...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful... except for lunch

Our tour guide, Paul, was friendly and knowledgeable. He proved his driving props during the scary ride to Lighthouse Rock and back! We enjoyed the scenery, visiting an actual LOTR shooting location, and panning for gold after four-wheeling in a river. Because we did the...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Small and personalized

We really enjoyed our half day tour. Our guide was a true aficionado of the films and knew a lot about the filming. It was just our family on the trip so he was able to stop (when safe) and indulge our photographer's need to...More

Thank AmberK
Reviewed 26 August 2018
A Must Do ...

Our New Zealand trip was based on the different film setting locations, so Queenstown was a MUST DO. My 13year old son and I enjoyed the tour very much! Nathan did a super job. He had funny facts for us as well… Glenorchy and it’s...More

4  Thank Susanne K
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