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We had a wonderful day out. Our driver was very knowledgeable about the making of the films and we watched some clips of filming on the mini-bus on our way to Mount Sunday. Can highly recommend this to Lord of the Rings fans, but even for non-fans, the scenery, local history and fun atmosphere are well worth going for.
The journey started with a pick up from our hotel by a very friendly guide from Cornwell in England. On the long journey to the mountains we were fully briefed and entertained. At the Edoras location swords were drawn and most members of our group climbed up high. Lunch with bubbly and finally the entertaining ride back to our hotel. A really great day with a great group of people.
Great experience. Our tour guide was very informative and his knowledge of the area was great. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend.
Wonderful trip, Edoras is really beautiful, gorgeous views. Tour is well done, lots of behind the scene videos during the drive, really makes you feel like you are in Middle Earth.
We absolutely loved the tour in its whole. From the our tour guide Hammond, who was immensely informative and helpful throughout, to the gorgeous views of the park, I would encourage every individual to check this tour out.
My partner and I absolutely loved the tour. Our guide was entertaining and informative and a two time Oscar winner! He and his team worked on the sound in LOTR. It goes without saying that the scenery was stunning. We also loved the sandwiches and slices provided for lunch. The caramel slice was divine and I'm bummed out that I can't get something like that where I'm from. All in all we had a blast. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is relatively fit. It's quite a climb to get to the top!
The view was fantastic. Our tour guide Steve was so knowledgeable and friendly.
Loved the experience. Loved the scenery. Loved the hike up Mount Sunday Edoras. Simon was a great tour guide - he deserves a raise!! We saw sun, rain and snow all in the same day and we had lots of fun. Picked us up from hotel with no problems.
Superb!!! Magnificent!!! We had a fabulous time with our driver and guide Gaike, who proved to be wonderful company as well. The weather was admittedly exceptional, but this only proves that magic happens. The views were breathtaking, the scenery at turns quaint and stunning. We enjoyed all aspects of our trip, including the drive, great food along the way, a reasonable hike up the hill to Edoras itself, and mugged it for the camera with the replica swords and flag. The air was like champagne all day, and I took over 100 snapshots. Worth every penny.
This tour is just too amazing. The driver, Andre is very friendly and responsible on the journey. Giving us the description along the journey as well as having a friendly talk with the guest.
Amazing tour that you shouldn't miss ! It was outside of Christchurch but we stopped a couple of times along the way to take some awesome photos. It was a sunny day so the photos turned out absolutely amazing. The tour guides were very knowledgeable !
We thoroughly enjoyed our Lord of the Rings tour. Our guide was great, lots of info about NZ, the earthquake, local history and the making of the film. The vehicle was purpose built, lots of big windows, very comfortable. The scenery was stupendous, we had a great time imagining the set of Edoras in that windswept panorama. Mind boggling. Thoroughly recommend the tour.
Loved this tour! Gorgeous views of Mt Sunday and the surrounding valley and mountians, great hike up to the area where they filmed Edoras. Our tour guide Simon was informative and friendly, and he helped us take all the photos we wanted. It felt like Middle Earth even without the sets:)
Absolutely stunning day. Definitely recommend even if you aren't a Lord of the Rings fan.
my tour leader is fun, his knowledge about the film is so complete. I like the video clip of Air New Zealand.
the idea to bring Legolas and Aragon's sword to the top of the hill is very good. we also have a plenty time to take picture there.
Simon the tour guide was great. Beautiful scenery and a fun tour.
This tour was amazing!! Our tour guide Simon I think? was really great and gave us lots of interesting facts and kept us entertained throughout the trip. It was fun to ATV through creeks and rocks to Mount Sunday and it was a nice touch to bring props up to the top so we could take pictures. Mount Sunday was breathtaking even if you aren't a LOTR fan, but if you are a fan this was absolutely worth it.
we had a fantastic day. Tour guide Simon was excellent. absolutely stunning scenery -a MUST DO for Lord of the Rings fans. When booking we were a bit concerned about the price but after the tour felt it was money well spent - it was our favorite tour of NZ
In a word AMAZING!!! Our guide Simon went out of his way to make it personal and if anyone is considering coming to NZ it would be a crying shame to miss this expetience. The photos can't begin to do it justice you must be thete!!!
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.
It was Awesome!!!! The view's were amazing and Steve was a great guide, very knowledgeable and a amazing photographer.
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.
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.
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