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Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day) provided by Nomad Safaris

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Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

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Overview
LOTR fans and their companions are welcome on this off-road adventure. Depart Queenstown aboard a 4WD vehicle for the rugged roads of the Wakatipu Basin. In addition to panning for gold alongside the Arrow River, your guide will help you discover a variety of filming locations for “The Lord of the Rings.”
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    37 Shotover Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Kawarau River
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Arrow River
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Skippers Canyon
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    37 Shotover Street
    37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Highlights
  • 4WD tour of LOTR filming sites outside Queenstown
  • Follow a former gold mining road via the Arrow River
  • View the Wakatipu Basin from Coronet Peak
  • Guide shares knowledge of the region and provides tea
Important Information
Departure Point
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle with your driver/guide
  • Gold panning
  • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stephens1108 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Napier, New Zealand27 contributions
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This tour is a Queenstown must! Rob, our tour guide was absolutely amazing. Seriously hands down the best guide I have ever come across. In 4 or so hours, we had visited Lord of the Ring filming sites, found gold, drove through rivers, viewed some of the most breathtaking
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jkwanaka wrote a review Sep. 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand3 contributions
We had an amazing tour. Louise was our guide and very informative, we had loads of fun splashing through the river, even though we didn't find any gold! Tons of LOTR info and we even got to see an extra scene. We would definitely recommend the tour. 😊
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from nomadsafarisqt, Front Office Manager at Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)
Responded Oct. 1, 2020
Hey! Thanks for such a lovely review, Louise is a great guide with a whole lot of LOTR knowledge! We hope to have you on tour with us again in the future - hopefully next time you will find some gold!
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Luvfood_tga wrote a review Jun. 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the half day Lord of the Rings tour. Our guide was engaging, informative and full of local and regional history. Highly recommended for all, not just Rings fans.
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Chrissy wrote a review Jun. 2020
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Just had the most amazing tour with marcello so awesome to see all the different scene backgrounds of lord of the rings. Loved the off road drive down the river and the amazing views. Marcello is a great guide very knowledgeable about the areas the land the history just
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)
Responded Sep. 8, 2020
Hey! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely 5 star review! Marcelo is fantastic guide and we're so happy that you enjoyed your trip with him. We hope to see you back in these parts soon!
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travelbugwellington wrote a review May 2020
Wellington20 contributions6 helpful votes
Fabulous tour amazing scenery and our guide Benji was well versed in LOTR. He was fun, entertaining and knew his stuff . Would highly recommend Nomad Safaris .
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Response from nomadsafarisqt, Public Relations Manager at Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)
Responded Jul. 5, 2020
Hi There Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your time with Beni, he really is a great guide. We hope to see you here again soon!
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Brilliant "off road" adventure
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Exhilarating river crossings!
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Booked tickets to go to Glenorchy and was happy with the driver, Jill who drove us there. But, on our return journe
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A truly awesome day
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Best day ever
One of the best activities to do in Queenstown even for non-LOTR fans. The scenery is beautiful and many other fil
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On the edge
It was very exciting getting to experience something we wouldn’t have been able to do ourselves. Our tour guide was
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Best way to see Queenstown
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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