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Lord of the Rings and Te Anau Highlights Small Group Tour from Te Anau

On this half day tour, with the option to add extra activities, you will explore the Te Anau region seeing all the main highlights and famous local Lord of the Rings site before returning to town, if you choose, to do one of Te Anau's amazing activities. This is the ultimate way to do Te Anau the right way.


Lake Te Anau
Te Anau Bird Sanctuary
Dead Marshes
Rainbow Reach
Kepler Track
Fiordland National Park
Waiau River (known as The River Anduin in LOTR)
Lake Manapouri
Mavora Lakes
Fangorn Forest
Lord of the Ring filming locations
Optional extra activities
- Faith of Fiordland (historic ship)
- Fiordland Jet (jetboating)
- Wings & Water floatplane
- Te Anau Glowworms
- Scenic Helicopter Flight

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5 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    See the beautiful shores of Lake Te Anau, the second largest lake in New Zealand

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand

    See some of New Zealands most rarest and beautiful birds.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dead Marshes, Manapouri-Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand

    View the Dead Marshes from a view point overlooking this famous site while hearing some of the stories to bring it to life.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rainbow Reach Road, Southland 9679, New Zealand

    Explore Rainbow Reach a favorite for nature lovers, LOTR's fans and locals alike. Many famous Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed here, so hear the stories and also learn about the natural history of the area.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Waiau River, Southland, New Zealand

    Cross the stunning Waiau River by an impressive swing bridge entering Fiordland National Park and the start of the Kepler Track.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kepler Track, Golf Course Road Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    See the start of the Kepler track and learn all about the amazing bio diversity of the National Park.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

    Visit one of New Zealand's most famous lakes, a top destination due to its beauty. While here we will stop at a local café for a break.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Fiordland National Park, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island

    The area of Rainbow Reach, Kepler Track and lakeshore of Lake Manapouri are all part of the Fiordland National Park.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Mavora Lakes Park, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    A hidden gem of the region. Not only is this area just stunning it is also the location of two Orcs battles, where Pippin & Mary enter Fangorn Forest to escape the Orcs and where Frodo and Sam leave the Fellowship and cross the lake.

    While here you will hear the stories but also enjoy free time to explore, have a picnic lunch (optional extra), take some photos with our props etc.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    94 Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Activity ID: V-56760P37

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