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  • Location:Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Visit Edoras of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame on this full-day excursion by 4WD vehicle to the peak of New Zealand’s Mt Sunday. Get a look at exclusive photos of Edoras under construction and learn from a knowledgeable LOTR guide about its transformation from tranquil countryside to mythical capital city of the Rohan people. Pose with replica props from the popular trilogy, such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Includes round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch plus a picnic lunch with sparkling wine.

Highlights

  • 9-hour 'Lord of the Rings' adventure to mystical Edoras, from Christchurch
  • Enjoy 360 degree views of the mountainous terrain from the summit of Edoras
  • Hear informative and entertaining commentary from your friendly guide
  • See exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of Edoras under construction
  • Handle movie replicas such as King Theoden’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan
  • Sit down to a delicious picnic lunch with Champagne
  • Includes round-trip travel from your Christchurch hotel

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What You Can Expect

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Your The Lord of the Rings day trip to the fictional village of Edoras in New Zealand’s Canterbury Region begins with morning pickup from your hotel. Hop into the 4WD vehicle for a drive west to Mt Sunday, better-known to LOTR fans as Edoras — the capital of Rohan and home to Meduseld, the hall of King Theoden.

You’ll bump along rocky terrain and traverse narrow streams en route to Edoras. On arrival at the movie site, follow in the footsteps of the noblewoman Eowyn, and stand at the summit for 360-degree views over alpine lakes, mountain peaks and high-country farmland below.

Your guide shares behind-the-scenes photos of Edoras under construction and points out significant geographical features of Middle-earth, including the Misty Mountains, the river Snowbourn and the valley of Harrowdale against the imposing Helms Deep. Learn why this particular site was selected by director Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Enjoy a picnic lunch (see the Itinerary for a sample menu) with a glass of sparkling wine, and pose for photos with replica props such as the flag of Rohan, Gimli’s axe, or the sword of Aragorn or King Theoden. Then hop back in your 4WD vehicle for the drive back to your Christchurch hotel, where your Edoras excursion comes to an end.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
  • Sandwiches
  • Piece of cake
  • Orange juice
  • Glass of sparkling wine
Please advise any special dietary requirements at time of booking

Customer Reviews

mai.shihah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

a superb day out activities even for old ladies like us....we were fortunate to witness a courage of a special friend aided by a wheel chair who joined the tour group...again the tour guide Simon was very helpful and patient.

Lacey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was Awesome!!!! The view's were amazing and Steve was a great guide, very knowledgeable and a amazing photographer.

Rachel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I really enjoyed seeing the location. What really helped the long car ride to Mt Sunday were all the LOTR clips we watched in-between photo stops. I also loved the props the guide brought so we could take great pictures. The highlight for me was the excellent picnic spot by the stream. The guide was full of information about the location.

Charles B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our driver was great and very knowledgeable. It was a wonderful tour and I highly recommend this to anyone interested in seeing this beautiful site.

mary l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed this tour so much! The highlight of my family's trip to New Zealand by far.

robharper_30

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A brilliant day and an ambition fulfilled. Very informative. Only critiscism was that the vehicle used was a little cramped but that didn't detract from the enjoyment.

Charles R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Amazing scenery, nice vehicle, entertaining tour guide Steve. Definitely recommended even if not a Rings fan.

Joyita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

the location for Edoras is as stunning as it appears on screen. Steve our guide and driver was really nice. I found his feeding the highland bull very funny. The clips from the lotr movies they showed in the vehicle were interesting. The walk up mount summers where they built the golden hall is very easy - something the elderly could do easily as well. Would definitely recommend this tour to a friend

Joyita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

the location for Edoras is as stunning as it appears on screen. Steve our guide and driver was really nice. I found his feeding the highland bull very funny. The clips from the lotr movies they showed in the vehicle were interesting. The walk up mount summers where they built the golden hall is very easy - something the elderly could do easily as well. Would definitely recommend this tour to a friend

Joyita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

the location for Edoras is as stunning as it appears on screen. Steve our guide and driver was really nice. I found his feeding the highland bull very funny. The clips from the lotr movies they showed in the vehicle were interesting. The walk up mount summers where they built the golden hall is very easy - something the elderly could do easily as well. Would definitely recommend this tour to a friend

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