Lord of the Rings Queenstown

The perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off road adventure but also want to discover exciting Lord of the Rings film locations. The Wakatipu Basin tour takes you to The Remarkables, which were used as various mountains throughout the trilogy including the Misty Mountains. Travelling part way up this beautiful mountain range you get a birds eye view onto Deer Park Heights, which was used for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs scenes.

Lord of the Rings Tours from Queenstown

 

Lord of the Rings Queenstown

 

Tour Type:

Activity

From:

Queenstown to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

Allow 4 hours

Tour Code:

DZQN11

 

Regions Visited

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Queenstown

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Visit LOTR filming locations
  • Travel the Skippers Canyon Road to Lighthouse Rock
  • See spectacular views over the Wakatipu Basin
  • River crossing & gold panning in the Arrow River

Pricing

Season

Adult

Child

 

1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

$225 NZD $99 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure:  Tours depart 8.00am and 1.30pm.​

Children:  Child age is 5 - 14 years.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Camera

Itinerary

The perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off road adventure but also want to discover exciting Lord of the Rings film locations. The Wakatipu Basin tour takes you to The Remarkables, which were used as various mountains throughout the trilogy including the Misty Mountains. Travelling part way up this beautiful mountain range you get a birds eye view onto Deer Park Heights, which was used for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs scenes. 

Travelling from The Remarkables, you head to the Kawarau Gorge where the filming took place for the Argonath, or Pillars of the Kings. Leaving the Kawarau Gorge the trip heads to Arrowtown where the loss of The One Ring at Gladden Fields was filmed. Near Arrowtown you will experience some true off road adventure. Following a historic gold mining road up the Arrow River you will cross the river to get to the Ford of Bruinen. At this point you can indulge in morning or afternoon tea and try your hand at a spot of gold panning.

From Arrowtown you will travel to the entrance of Skippers Canyon where you will be offered spectacular panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin and over Skippers Canyon.