Lord of the Rings Endoras Tour

Lord of the Rings Endoras Tour

Join us on the Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday and see how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of this breathtaking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air.

This amazing day includes 4WD access onto Mt Sunday/Edoras itself, a delicious champagne picnic lunch, full running commentary from our friendly and knowledgeable kiwi tour guides and spectacular scenery you will never forget.

You don't have to be a Lord of the Rings fan to enjoy this amazing day out!

Tour Info

Tour Type: Adventure Tours
From: Christchurch to Christchurch
Price: From (NZD) $299 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: HFLOTR


Price includes hotel pick-up and admissions
Delicious Café Lunch Included

Tour Highlights

  • Exciting 4WD adventure through several small streams and right onto Edoras itself
  • Take a short guided walk to stand on the summit of Edoras and enjoy as Eowyn did, the breathtaking 360º views
  • Behind the scenes photos of Edoras under construction – exclusive to us!
  • See the Misty Mountains and the area that formed the backdrop to Helms Deep
  • Enjoy a delicious champagne picnic lunch
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from our local Kiwi guides
  • Handle movie replicas – Aragorn’s Sword, King Theoden’s Sword, Gimli’s Axe, Gandalf’s Staff and Flag of Rohan
  • Selection of merchandise available for purchase
  • See for yourself why the actors and crew fell in love with this stunning location

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Rolleston Ave, Outside Canterbury Museum, Christchurch or from selected centrally located accomodations
  • Departure Time: 9:00am
  • Duration: Allow around 8.5 hours
  • Return Details: 5:30pm approximately
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism 2012 WinnerQualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity


There are 33 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.8 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

The tour itself was very good; from the stops and then the overall purpose of visiting the main attraction was great. The only complaint I have was that the AC unit on the roof that was blowing into the main cab of the vehicle had mold around it and as someone who suffers from allergies (slight to mold) I was fairly sick after the tour was done. My one suggestion would be to clean out the cab (especially the AC) frequently to prevent this from happening to anyone else. Otherwise though, the trip overall was great.
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Even though it was raining it was a lot of fun! Guides were entertaining and very good at their job. Thank you :-)
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From the first supportive contact from Nicole from Relaxing Journeys until the goodbye from our tour guide, the Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour was a joyful journey I would recommend to everyone who loves nature and spectacular views, combined with some adventure in a four-wheel drive. Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide made this tour a very special experience that I am very happy to have enjoyed during my time in New Zealand. In my opinion, this trip is a worthwhile excursion for both people who love the Lord of the Rings movies and those who just want to enjoy the picturesque scenery (maybe with a sword in your hands).
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What a great opportunity to see a Lord of the Rings filming location! We got to see some behind the scenes videos on our drive to and from Mt. Sunday. The highlight was being able to walk up to the top of Mt. Sunday and stand right where the set had been. While on top of Mt. Sunday our guide pointed our a few other Lord of the Rings locations nearby. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan I would definitely recommend this. Very cool trip to Edoras.
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Hassle free and our tour guide Simon was the best. Our tour consultant, Mani, provided all the information we needed. Thanks
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What a great way to end the year and our trip to New Zealand! This was everything we expected and more: breath taking scenery, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, small group of like minded people, delicious Kiwi style picnic and unrushed. A really special day and one we will not forget.
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I was in Christchurch for 2 days and I'm glad I spent one day on this tour because it was just so fun! The service provided was so great and they were so professional, they pick you up promptly at your hotel and they take you out (and the drive was pretty scenic too)! It was a Lord of the rings tour so they also had cool props like axes, swords and flags for you to take pictures with and it was just so amazing. Whether you are a lord of the rings fan or not, this tour is definitely something you should make time for. It is worth it.
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Great group of people, excellent driver and DVD clips brought lots of life to tour, yummy lunch with stunning view, opportunity to appear in promotional DVD a bonus. Weather turned itself on and props made things fun, thank you for a great way to spend a day.
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This was an excellent 4WD tour providing an authentic LOTR experience including replicas of actual swords, axe, staff and Rohan flag for use in re-enactments on Edoras (Mt.Sunday) itself. Good half-hour hike to the summit, so a certain level of fitness is required. Very good champagne lunch on return which can be as late as 3pm, so recommend you get a morning snack. Pick-up starts from about 9am, but if there is a full bus and a lot of traffic can stretch to about 10am .. suggest this is noted in the itinerary so clients aren't ringing up the company to find out if they have been forgotten or if tour is going ahead!
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I loved it, very good tour friendly and very nice tour guide.
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Lord of the Rings Endoras Tour
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Tour Code: HFLOTR
From (NZD) $299 per person
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33 reviews (4.8/5)

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