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Private Glenorchy Half-Day Adventure, Queenstown

Private Glenorchy and Paradise tour. Being a charter this tour can focus on what you want, from Lord of the Rings to history, geology, photography - its your trip, you decide. Our experience in the local film industry, comfortable vehicles, extensive land access and comprehensive local knowledge combine to offer fans of Middle Earth the opportunity to take a memorable journey and to live, breathe and experience the magic of the LOTR locations.

Total flexibility with tour


Full commentary and interpretation

Guide with 30 years local experience

Explore Glenorchy, Paradise, and Dart Valley

iPad location guide

Knowledgeable Lord of the Rings guide

LOTR locations visited


Ithilien Camp

Lothlorien Forest

Battle of Amon Hen

Glenorchy Road

Bennetts Bluff

Glenorchy township

Views of Mt Earnslaw and the Southern Alps

Film locations for Wolverine, Narnia, The Hobbit, Willow

Tea break in a stunning location on the Dart River right next to Isengard


4 hours


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Guide with 30 years local guiding experience
    • Private tour, there will be no other clients, just your party, your trip !
    • Private tour means we can be flexible to achieve what you want to do and see
    • Transport by 4WD vehicle, no vans, no cars, no buses
    • Modern 4WD vehicle, good leg room, comfortable leather seats, big viewing windows
    • Light refreshments- tea, coffee, chai latte, hot chocolate, and a selection of delicious NZ biscuits
    • This tour operates year round, rain, hail, snow, sun !
    • Queenstown local area Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Please Note, This tour is mainly on road. For a off-road tour see our Skippers Canyon adventure.
    • Entry/Admission - Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Please Note, This tour is mainly on road. For a off-road tour see our Skippers Canyon tour.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, Queenstown New Zealand

    On a fine day this Glenorchy tour is hard to beat. The Glenorchy Road is one of the most beautiful roads in New Zealand with unsurpassed scenery and magnificent backdrops. With this tour, we head to the top of Lake Wakatipu to explore the township of Glenorchy and LOTR locations in the Paradise Valley, Dart River and Mt Aspiring National Park. Apart from Lord of the Rings, film locations of other productions are also visited.

    Please Note, This tour is mainly on road. For a off-road tour see our Skippers Canyon adventure.

    Duration: 4 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up and drop off from the following :- All Central Queenstown accommodation- Central Queenstown township, pickup is outside the Station BuildingNOTE : Pickups outside the central Queenstown area by prior arrangement only.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by 4WD Expeditions

Activity ID: V-73479P18

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