Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours - Queenstown


Local guides will help you to explore the breath-taking landscapes of Middle Earth, Glenorchy and Paradise during this half day Lord of The Rings inspired tour.

Visiting film locations from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you’ll enjoy hearing stories from behind the scenes, from decisions made by the director to amusing anecdotes about the actors, and you will be able to stand before such sites as Isengard, Ithilien, Amon Hen and The Lothlorien forest.

As you travel along New Zealand’s most scenic highway from Queenstown to Glenorchy you will have the opportunity to stop and photograph incredible vistas as your guide shares insights with you.

You will be as satisfied as a hungry Hobbit by the delicious morning or afternoon tea we put on in the Mt Aspiring World Heritage Area; savoury muffins or quiche..along with the sweets, apricot slice and choc chip cookies, hot tea and coffee. Gluten-free, Vegan and Vegetarian options are available.


Unique selling points - why choose us?


  • NEW: We are the only company with access to the private property of Arcadia Station in the Paradise Valley, where many other movies such as Xmen origins Wolverine, Chronicles of Narnia & sets from the Hobbit were made & filmed.
  • One of the few companies that are Department of Conservation permit holders to allow access to Mt Aspiring NP.. 
  • Qualmark endorsed
  • Family owned and operated since 2005 – We take pride in each and every tour
  • Complimentary delicious picnic with hot or cold refreshments. (savoury muffins or quiche..along with the sweets, apricot slice and choc chip cookies, hot tea and coffee)
  • Forward facing seats spacious comfortable 4WD mini-vans
  • Small personalised groups but we have the capacity to take 30 people per morning and afternoon departure for larger group bookings. 
  • Local guides who specialise in the area with lots of stories and secrets about the LOTR locations visited and local history.
  • Full Chinese commentary translated into a booklet
Pure Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Tour - Chinese Brochure
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Tour options

Half day Lord of the Rings Tour   
Visit Lord of the Rings Locations and take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth, encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien!  Also visit a location from the recently filmed The Hobbit. Stories and secrets will be shared by guides who have great insight into the filming.
Duration: 4 hours.


Private Charters   

Whether you’re looking for a Lord of the Rings film location tour or would prefer a Heritage/Culture tour our friendly guides will customise the commentary to suit your interests. 

Permits to travel into Macetown and Skippers Canyon to experience breathtaking landscapes with a rich gold history or design your own half or full day trip.

Kate Cruickshank & Joel Lamason 


Whats App +64 220 954880

Free Phone: (Within NZ) 0800 787 349

Phone: +64 3 4411079

Email kate@pureglenorchy.com

Web: www.pureglenorchy.com

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