• Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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See firsthand if Paradise Valley lives up to its name by prebooking this tour from Queenstown. Along with visiting movie locations used in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, catch views of the Dart River and Mt. Aspiring National Park. Take a few optional hikes, explore a trail above Diamond Lake, and stop by a sheep-shearing farm. During this guided tour, you’ll also get to ride a 4WD off the beaten path to see the area used as Middle Earth in LOTR.


  • Paradise Valley tour from Queensland
  • Capture spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu, Diamond Lake, and Mt. Aspiring National Park
  • See enchanting landscapes used as film locations for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Paradise Valley Full Day Tour

Diamond Lake Photography

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Priceless moments! Our private day tour with Eric on a 4WD to the Paradise Valley, diamond lake, the private farms at Mt. Earnslaw station, ISenguard, walking up the Routeburn track was simply fabulous...The 4WD drive up the slate quarry was the icing on the cake, something that cannot be done in a large group and vehicle and was spectacular. It was just our family and the guide and was a distinct experience that everyone must try.
We snapped several pictures at the scenic locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Eric was awesome - patient and extremely accommodating without rushing the sightseeing and gave us insights on the various spots and trees. I still remember the Horopito spicy plant... In my opinion this private tour experience on a 4WD should never be missed by one!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Charles was an excellent guide? He took us way off the beaten path to areas with absolutely stunning scenery. What a great day!

Josh F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Queenstown and the surrounding area are extremely picturesque and beautiful, and this tour allowed us to see these sights up close and personal. Through this tour, our guide was able to give us access to private farmland and take us to working sheep farms and sights that we wouldn't have been able to see through other tours. Fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies will enjoy this tour as well, as you will be taken to different film locations for the movies. Be prepared to be bounced around though. The terrain can be a little bumpy.

roger b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

The best part was the flight the vigorous walk for 7 miles hard but good the guide made it easy The lunch was a joke but the boat ride was great

Helen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Loved the private tour and commentary about everything. Got great insight on a private mountain and checked out some really amazing views. Totally worth it and our driver Charles was hilarious!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great sights. Pleasant journey. Plenty bathroom stops.

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