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Book by 30 May 2016 to save 14% off our previously offered price for the afternoon departure! Travel dates valid between 6 April 2016 and 31 October 2016.

Visit ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations in Glenorchy, traveling by 4WD with an informative guide. Departing Queenstown for Middle-earth in the morning or afternoon, this half-day tour includes stunning countryside landscapes chosen by director Peter Jackson. See where famous scenes were filmed, such as the Fortress of Isengard, Lothlorien, Ithilien Camp and Forest of Amon Hen. Enjoy light refreshments and personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to six passengers per vehicle.


  • The Lord of the Rings filming locations tour of Glenorchy from Queenstown
  • See film sites like Ithilien Camp, Isengard, Forest of Amon Hen and Lothlorien and more
  • Bring the films to life with our authentic replica props, dress up and take photos, or simply soak up the scenery
  • Admire breathtaking views along Lake Wakatipu and enjoy amazing photo opportunities
  • See additional sites where scenes from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian were filmed
  • Listen to interesting facts about New Zealand's history, flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 6 people per vehicle ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

Meet your driver-guide upon hotel pickup in Queenstown and hop into a six-passenger 4WD for the picturesque drive to Glenorchy. You’ll see several South Island filming locations selected by director Peter Jackson and showcased in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

Hear fascinating commentary from your in-the-know guide, and stop for photo ops at landscapes you’ll instantly recognize, such as the Fortress of Isengard and Forest of Amon Hen. Approximately 12 miles (20 km) northwest of Glenorchy lies the countryside locale of Paradise, site of the Forest of Lothlorien. Your guide takes you to a charming village near the vivid waters of Lake Wakatipu, considered the ‘Gateway to Paradise.’

Make another stop at 12 Mile Delta to discover the no-man’s-land between Gondor and Mordor, known to JRR Tolkien fans as Ithilien Camp. On the return to Queenstown, enjoy hot beverages with fruit cake and cookies, and get a glimpse of additional movie locations from other films like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Your half-day tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We loved every minute even though the weather was rainy most of the day we saw super sites and location. Hannah and Badger were super with lots of information and made it interesting and fun. Well worth the money and had tea in the elf woods. Great afternoon out thank you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We enjoyed this tour very much, especially the scenery which was absolutely fabulous! Our tour guides Martin and Sally made the tour fun and interesting. Great for any Hobbit!

Jessica E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent, very knowledgable guide. Weather wasn't the best but even then the locations are still stunning.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide Badger was fabulous. His knowledge of Middle Earth is amazing.

Tina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Short and sweet, small group so makes it even more fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic! Our guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about showing us the most beautiful locations were the movies ' hobbit' and the LOTR was shot. Queenstown and its surrounding areas. Including Glenorchy is one of the most beautiful place we have ever been to. Definitely recommended.

Prasanna V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

the staff were very organized and even though each traveler had a different itinerary they were able to keep all the moving parts organized and accommodate everyone.

john c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our tour guide was great! Scenery is breathtaking. I would recommend this tour.

girija v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Superb drive and guide. Great times

Carol Ann K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Tim was our guide and he was exceptionally good at what he does. His knowledge of the tour and NZ in general was appreciated. The tour itself was a lot of driving, but we did not have a lot of time, so it was perfect for us. We stopped along the way and took photos. Tim even had tea and cookies for us in a heavily wooded area -- we felt like we were in the movie! He also had costumes and props for us to try on...that was probably my daughter's favorite part!

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