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Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

#18 of 162 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1079
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07:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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Travel along N.Z's most scenic highway and view some of the most world's...

Travel along N.Z's most scenic highway and view some of the most world's most spectacular scenery.

Visit Lord of the Rings Locations and take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth, encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest and Ithilien! Also visit a location from the recently filmed The Hobbit.

Stories and secrets will be shared by guides who have great insight into the filming.

Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers, glacier carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.

Explore Mt Aspiring World Heritage Parks unique flora and fauna. Encounter birdlife and animals. Leave with magic memories and the most amazing photo's.

- Small personalised groups

- Complimentary delicious picnic

- Free photo C.D

- Locally owned & operated family business

- Comfortable 4WD mini-vans

- Departs Queenstown 8:00am & 1:45pm

- Duration 4 - 4 1/4 hours

- Qualmark Endorsed

- DOC Concessionaire

- TIANZ Member

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South Island highlight

A wonderful tour of the most beautiful scenery on the South Island. David, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of both movies, nature and history of the sites. I have not seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pirkkoannikki
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful tour of the most beautiful scenery on the South Island. David, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of both movies, nature and history of the sites. I have not seen all of the movies but will definitely do that as soon as I find time.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. David enjoyed taking you out and is thrilled with your high praise. Enjoy watching the movies! Thanks Trina More 

Central
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kim was a wonderful guide who really knew her subject and clearly enjoyed it. Best to watch the movies again before you go.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the fantastic review. We are delighted you had a wonderful time out with Kim. Thanks again Trina More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I went with Andrew and really enjoyed our day tour. The weather was raining to begin with and we were worried the whole tour would be wasted, but we headed out of town and things cleared up. Andrew's knowledge about local sites was impressive as were the tales he would tell about Lord of the Rings. One... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Malcolm, Thank you for your praising review. We are delighted to hear the weather cleared up and you really enjoyed Andrews knowledge. Thanks for coming out with us. Trina More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

excellent trip with lots of background information and interesting stories. Our guide knew everything about LOTR and in addition told us about the Wolferine scenes produced here aswell. loved it😄

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review. We are happy to hear you loved your tour and the guides stories. Thanks Trina More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely trip outside of Queenstown. I'm not a huge LOTR fan but the views made this tour worth it. And the LOTR tidbits are fun as well.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for your lovely review. Your photos capture the beauty well. Thanks for coming out with us. Trina More 

Clovis, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a quick trip to New Zealand we flew into Queenstown specifically for this tour of the Lord of the Rings location sites. Andrew was a knowledgeable and friendly guide who took us to many locations and had photos from the films to compare to the actual site. He also knew some insider information on how they filmed certain scenes.... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Pam, Thank you for this great review, we are delighted that you flew in for our tour. Andrew is a real gem and enjoyed sharing his knowledge/insider stories with you. Thanks again Trina More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was amazing. The places where Lord of the Rings was made are beautiful and our guide Andrew was absolutely cool. I am not native speaker, my English is not so good as I want, but I perfectly understood everything. And the picnic from Andrew was perfecr and it was big surprise for everybody. I can only recomend this... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Katka, Thank you for this praising review. We are delighted to hear you understood everything on tour with Andrew. Thanks for the recommendation. Trina More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to a lot of really cool LOTR filming sites that would even be enjoyable for non LOTR fans, just because the landscape is so beautiful. We were told a lot of fun facts about filming, and the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was in a small group and we had a lot of fun. I... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. We are delighted with your high praises and hope your partner had a speedy recovery. Thank you Trina More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was really interested to see some of the scenery of the movies and I got my money's worth. Badger, my driver, was a lot of fun and a source of funny stories about the filming of the movies. I never thought anyone could get me so crazy as to run around in an elf cloak or hold a sword.... More 

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A little expensive, but the again it's a 4 and a half hour trip up the Glenorchy valley with a mid tour refreshment break. You are picked up from your hotel. B and B or campsite and returned. Our driver - Andrew kept us totally informed about what we were seeing . Almost information overload! The filmsite locations up the... More 

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rojan, Thank you for taking the time to write this "Must Do" review. Andrew is a informative guide that's for sure! He enjoyed taking your group out. Thanks again Trina More 

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