The Lord of the Rings Tours

As New Zealand's Lord of the Rings specialists, we have created several tours and experiences to carter to your Middle-earth hopes and expectations.

Our guides' knowledge and passion are unsurpassed. They will wow you with stories, anecdotes and a wealth of background information of all things LOTR.
One of them was in the movies!

Join us on your personalized journey through the real Middle-earth.

Our Tours Depart from Queenstown/Wanaka

  • Proudly New Zealand (NZ) owned LOTR and Hobbit tour in Queenstown
  • Environmental friendly tour with DOC approval certificate
  • One of the selected companies awarded with exclusive license by DOC (Department of Conservation)
  • Wanaka or Queenstown pick up/drop off available for full day tours
  • Professional English or Chinese speaking guide
  • Exclusive movie sites, souvenirs, and more adventures 
  • We provide LOTR stylish and comfortable 4WD vans, one of the best stress-free travels you deserve, suitable for all

We have weapons, costumes and photographs. We have items from production and even themed accommodation to ensure we deliver you the most comprehensive LOTR experience in New Zealand.

Only a few lord of the Rings tours are endorsed by Ian Brodie, author of the Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook. Our tours are among them. Our company founder in particular - "Melissa Heath is rated by Lord of the Rings Guidebook author, Ian Brodie, as the 'perfect tour guide model'." - Otago Daily Times.

We invite you to enter our website and browse to find the perfect Lord of the Rings tours and experiences. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us and we can help you find your tour.

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We can prove 100% that we have taken
you to the exact locations
used in the trilogy.

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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Into the Vale of Wizards

Our Glenorchy tour offers stunning views for everyone. But for Lord of the Rings fans this is Paradise. Explore the filming locations of Ithilien, Isengard, Fangorn forest and Zirak Zigil.

We also offer you an exclusive location: Beorns house from the Hobbit films. Step onto the exact location where Beorns house was built where only we have the exclusive access onto this private land. You will also see Narnia and Wolverine. Our knowledgeable guides will show you how the beautiful landscapes were used to bring Middle Earth to life.

Lunch included looking over mount Earnslaw.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Isengard, Ithilien, Fangorn Forest, Gandalf rides to Isengard in Nan Curunir
  • We now have an exclusive location Beorn's House as seen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Beorn's House is on private property and we have exclusive access onto this wonderful site with behind the scenes photos of construction
  • Paradise was not only used for the famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit we will also see scenes from Narnia, Waterhorse and Xmen: Wolverine
  • Entertaining and knowledgeable guides can discuss in as much depth as you like about all the Lord of the Rings gossip and behind the scenes stories
  • Handle and photograph weapons from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Lunch in a restaurant with views of Mount Earnslaw
  • Exclusive souvenir package with 3 items
  • Please note all film sets were removed after filming

Into the Vale of Wizards - Welcome to Paradise

Into the Vale of Wizards

Pick ups in Queenstown/Wanaka
for the full-day tour.
Returns at approximately 5pm.

Note:

  • Locations: 12 Mile Delta, Wakatipu, Glenorchy and Paradise
  • Daily departure at 10 am from Queenstown central. For Wanaka pick up/drop off please contact us to arrange.
  • Restuarant lunch
  • Returns Queenstown central approximately 5:30 pm
  • Exclusive souvenirs Only available in the one-day tour

Price:

  • NZ$299.00 per person
  • Children (8 - 15 years old): NZ$170.00 per person
  • Under 7's Free (Only 1 free participant with each paying adult)

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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Touching
Middle Earth

Join us for our captivating half day Lord of the Rings tour. Travel to locations used for filming the lord of the rings trilogy around Queenstown. See and experience some of the spectacular landscapes featured in the films such as The Argonath (Pillars of the King), The Gladden fields and the Ford of Bruinen. Our knowledgeable guides will share information about each location and help uncover the secrets behind how each area was transformed into Middle Earth and let you relive the action for your own camera.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Gladden Fields, Ford of Bruinen and Argonath
  • Handle and photograph $15000 worth of weapon and costumes
  • Weapons include: Anduril, Hadhafang, Sting, Gimli's Axe, Herugrim, Aragorn's Hunting Knife, The White Knives, Eowyn's Sword, Boromir's Sword and Narsil
  • View "Top Secret" items from the movies
  • Entertaining and Knowledgeable guides. Your guide will help you relive the action for your camera
  • Travel in small groups for a personal and interactive experience

Touching Middle Earth

We offer pick ups in Queenstown.
Departs Queenstown at 10AM & 1:30PM.
Returns at approximately 1PM & 4:30pm.

Note:

  • Location: Arrowtown and Kawarau River
  • Daily departure at 10 am and 1.30 pm from outside The Station info building.
  • Tour lenghth approx 3.5 hours
  • No meals included

Price:

  • NZ$170.00 per person
  • Children (8 - 15 years old): NZ$90.00 per person
  • Under 7's Free (Only 1 free participant with each paying adult)

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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Trails of
Middle Earth

As one of the first LOTR companies in New Zealand, we have amassed a wonderful selection of locations, sights and scenes to bring the movies to life for you. No other tour company can offer what you will discover and see on this tour so come with us as we whisk you away for a day long total Middle-earth experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Locations of Ithilien, Gladden Fields, Ford of Bruinen and The Argonath
  • A delicious lunch in a restaurant
  • View 'top secret' items from the movie
  • Traveling in small groups for a personal and interactive experience
  • A chance to look through the scripts and other memorabilla
  • Your entertaining and knowledgeable guide will help you uncover the secrets behind how each area was transformed into Middle Earth.
  • Some of the finest scenery in the world
  • NZ$15,000 worth of weapons and costume items for you to handle and photograph.
  • Exclusive souvenir package with 3 items

Trails of Middle Earth

Pick ups in Queenstown/Wanaka
for the full-day tour.
Returns at approximately 5pm.

Note:

  • Location: Arrowtown, Kawarau, 12 Mile Delta and Wakatipu
  • Daily departure at 10 am from Queenstown central. For Wanaka pick up/drop off please contact us to arrange.
  • Restuarant lunch
  • Returns Queenstown central approximately 4.30 pm
  • Exclusive souvenirs Only available in the one-day tour

Price:

  • NZ$299.00 per person
  • Children (8 - 15 years old): NZ$170.00 per person
  • Under 7's Free (Only 1 free participant with each paying adult)

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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Wanaka River Journeys

Unique Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk LOTR tour. Wanaka River Journeys offers jet boat tours on the Matukituki River, Mount Aspiring National Park. The only Jet Boat company in New Zealand to see glaciers. Our half day Journey, the “Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk” showcases the special nature and adventure activities on visitors wish lists while in New Zealand. We travel by jet boat into snow covered mountain scenery, past lord of the rings and Hobbit film locations with views of Mount Aspiring, Hanging Glaciers and waterfalls, with local & informative guides.

Tour Highlights

  • Location: The Matukituki River.
  • HALF DAY Jet Boating adventure in New Zealand
  • Spectacular scenery of Glaciers & Lord of the Rings film locations
  • Departure: 10 am
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pick up point is at 99 Ardmore street outside of the i-site 20 minutes prior to departure.
  • Long term car parking is on the lake edge outside of the CBD opposite the Green Parkland.

Wanaka River Journeys

 

Price:

  • NZ$239.00 per person
  • Children (4 - 14 years old): NZ$139.00 per person
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): NZ$649.00

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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Gondor

This classic 2 hours tour is the tour of choice whether you’re a LOTR fan or just want to learn more about movie making, from finding locations, setting up stunts, visual effects, and finding extras for large armies!

Tour Highlights

  • This tour takes in the all of the major scenes filmed in and around Twizel.
  • The private land nestled at the foot of the Ben Ohau Range in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Ben Ohau is an historic High Country Merino Sheep Station, set in the heart of the unique MacKenzie Country.
  • The remote, vast grasslands, and forests, stunning snowcapped mountains and clear blue, often dramatic skies make Ben Ohau a perfect backdrop for film locations.
  • Ben Ohau Station played host to the largest scene in The Return Of The King, The Battle Of Pelennor Fields in Tolkien's epic trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS and six other major scenes.

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Note:

  • Departures: 10:00am, 2:30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours

Price:

  • NZ$89.00 per person
  • Children (6 - 14 years old): NZ$59.00 per person
  • Infants (5's and under): FREE (Only 1 free participant with each paying adult)

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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Edoras

Journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday; see how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Tings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of the high country's sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air.

Tour Highlights

  • FULL DAY 4wd guided tour into Edoras
  • Departs Christchurch at 9am and returns at 5:30pm
  • Knowledgeable and friendly kiwi tour guides
  • Movie replicas - Flag of Rohan and map of Middle-earth
  • Unique Edoras merchandise only available through us
  • Delicious champagne picnic lunch
  • Collection from accomodation

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Edoras

 

Price:

  • NZ$279.00 per person
  • Children (7 - 15 years old): NZ$195.00 per person

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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Wellington
Rover

Follow in the Footsteps of Hobbits, Dwarfs, Elves and Men. The tour cover a lot of ground on the tour, but there is enough time to explore; recreate scenes for yourself and work out how the movies were made. Due to our small group size we are the specialist in getting you amongst the action whilst enjoying a personal experience. The scenery of Wellington mirrors that of Middle Earth.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a short trip to Miramar, the home of the Wellington film industry.
  • You can watch a behind the scenes documentary that details the history of the Weta company, from its origins through to present day, and enjoy the “Windows into Workshop” tour.
  • Lunch is included in the price of your tour.
  • Starting at the Hutt River, see where the Fellowship voyaged down the Great River Anduin towards Amon Hen.
  • The Gardens of Isengard where Gandalf sought advice from Saruman the White about the Ring before Saruman’s orc army destroy the gardens.
  • You also see the quarry used to film Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith before being dropped off back in town.

Wellington Rover

Note:

  • Tour departs between 8.30am ~ 9.00am from City accommodation
  • Tour returns between 4.30 ~ 5.00pm
  • Film locations are off road across unsealed, sloping paths
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers or people of limited mobility

Price:

  • NZ$210.00 per person
  • Children (3 - 12 years old): NZ$105.00 per person, must travel with paying adult
  • Infants (2 Years old and under) FREE (Only 1 free participant with each paying adult)

Call us on NZ Freephone 0800 568 759, or International +64 21 2633 318.
Alternatively, email us at info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz

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