Queenstown 4WD Small Group LOTR Tour | 4WD Safari of The Scenes - Wakatipu Basin

Queenstown 4WD Small Group LOTR Tour | 4WD Safari of The Scenes - Wakatipu Basin

The perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off road adventure but also want to discover exciting Lord of the Rings film locations. The Wakatipu Basin tour takes you to The Remarkables, which were used as various mountains throughout the trilogy including the Misty Mountains. Travelling part way up this beautiful mountain range you get a birds eye view onto Deer Park Heights, which was used for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs scenes.

Travelling from The Remarkables we head to the Kawarau Gorge where the filming took place for the Argonath, or Pillars of the Kings. Leaving the Kawarau Gorge the trip heads to Arrowtown where the loss of The One Ring at Gladden Fields was filmed.

Near Arrowtown you will experience some true off road adventure. Following a historic gold mining road up the Arrow River you will cross the river to get to the Ford of Bruinen. At this point you can indulge in morning or afternoon tea and try your hand at a spot of gold panning.

From Arrowtown you will travel to the entrance of Skippers Canyon where you will be offered spectacular panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin and over Skippers Canyon.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Adventure Tours
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Price:
From (NZD) $195 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: NSA

Inclusions

Courtesy transfers to and from central locations
4.25 hour 4WD Safari
Refreshments
Panning for gold
Professionally trained drivers for New Zealand's off road environment

Tour Highlights

  • Visit LOTR filming locations
  • Travel the Skippers Canyon Road to Lighthouse Rock
  • See spectacular views over the Wakatipu Basin
  • Gold pan in the Arrow River

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Queenstown central office or Queenstown central accommodation
  • Departure Time: 8.15am & 1.30pm
  • Duration: Allow around 4 hours
  • Return Details: Concludes at original point of departure
  • 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

General Information

  • A child fare is for 4 to 14 year olds, Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
  • Small groups with a maximum of 6 clients per driver/guide mean you will receive a personal experience and attention to detail not found with other operators
  • Routes may vary slightly due to weather conditions
  • Wear comfortable clothing and bring sunglasses, sturdy footwear and a camera is recommended!

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor ActivityQualmark Enviro Gold

5/5.0

There are 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
12/01/2013
I think Dave was our guide and he did a wonderful job. This was a truly enjoyable tour and we loved the combination of history and information about the area in addition to the Lord of the Rings information. Although seeing scenes from the movie was great, we definitely were looking to understand and learn more about the area and we were not disappointed. I especially liked going into Arrowtown and then up the river to pan for gold. I've done gold panning before in other places and usually it is pretty contrived, but this was cool, having him grab the dirt right from the riverbed and telling his story about he and his wife's wedding bands. I only wish we had taken the tour earlier in our visit to Queenstown, so we could have gone back to Arrowtown to have dinner there. I will definitely recommend the tour to others!
Overall Tour Rating

5
24/11/2011
Just great! I liked this tour. I would recommed this tour to all and it would be in my schedule on my next visit. Everyone who comes to Queenstown must follow this tour. Great!
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Booking Form: Queenstown 4WD Small Group LOTR Tour | 4WD Safari of The Scenes - Wakatipu Basin

Queenstown 4WD Small Group LOTR Tour | 4WD Safari of The Scenes - Wakatipu Basin
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Tour Code: NSA
From (NZD) $195 per person
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Rating:
2 reviews (5/5)

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