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Lord of the Rings Tours - One Day in Middle Earth

Come with one of New Zealand's first Lord Of The Rings companies as we visit a wonderful selection of locations, sights and scenes to bring the movies to life


  • Explore Gladden Fields, Ford of Bruinen and Argonath, Isengard, Amon Hen, the Misty Mountains and Ithilien in one day!
  • Take in the diverse landscape of an ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier-carved valleys
  • Handle and photograph $15000 worth of weapon and costumes
  • View "Top Secret" items from the movies!
  • Entertaining and knowledgeable guides

Take a small step on a great adventure and let your fantasies come to life as you experience the realities of Middle earth.

Some tour highlights:

  • A large number of key locations, sights and scenes
  • Some of the finest scenery in the world
  • NZ$15,000 worth of weapons and costume items for you to handle and photograph
  • Lunch served in Queenstown
  • View and handle some 'top secret' items from the making of the movies
  • Entertaining and knowledgeable guides who have a passion for the books and movies and can discuss as many details as you like
  • Travelling in small groups for a personal and interactive experience
  • A full commentary on the areas travelled through as well as all the LOTR gossip and stories you want to hear

Duration: The Tour ends at around 5pm.

Please state if you have any special dietary requirements under 'Special Requirements' as you proceed to checkout.

Pick up's will be from outside the Station Information Centre in Queenstown at 10am.

Adult $299.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $170.00 (Aged 3-14 years)


  • Pickup from outside The Station info building on the Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please note minimum numbers apply - trips confirmed with 2 or more passengers, single bookings wait-listed to confirm. Please also note that some of our discounted tours on ocassions may be carried out by one of our trainees.

  • Child Age is 3 - 14 years. Infants 2 years and under go free of charge. Please note: only 1 free participant per one full-priced paying adult - the normal child rate applies to discounted tickets.

Available Bookings from March 03 to March 09

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  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$170.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$170.00

  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$170.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$170.00

  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$170.00

  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$170.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Aimee Biddington from New Zealand wrote on 29 December 2019

A+ LOTR Queenstown tour

We had a great time with Shane and Kyle! Shane clearly loves his job, loves LOTR and loves giving people a great experience! His extensive knowledge (not just about LOTR but also Queenstown and NZ in general) passion, enthusiasm and personable, relaxed style made it awesome! We visited places I had never been to got to see more of the stunned scenery than I would have driving myself!

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Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you had as great a time with us as we had with you. Hope to see you next time you are in town!

davidf1 from Australia wrote on 15 October 2019

A day for all levels of Lord Of the Rings fanship.

A day of enlightenment that took us way beyond the bonus info discs of the LOR trilogy. Fabio's enthusiasim and knowledge of the films and NZ made for an entertaining day that wove expert commentary, music, visuals, props, limited edition artifacts, detailed production information and cast stories, actual site visits and information seamlessly together. A memorable day completed by highly recommended Queenstown dining options. Thanks for the photos, Fabio!

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melodyk from United States wrote on 22 September 2019

Wonderful day!

"Frannie" was an awesome guide who kept us laughing all day. Even a diehard fan can learn some new trivia, and nothing beats the breathtaking places he took us. I feel like I made 3 new friends and the pictures will always remind me. Thanks again!

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Frannie is a great guide and loves all things Tolkein, we are glad you had a great time with Fran-the-man on tour!

Sue from United Kingdom wrote on 27 July 2019

Trip to LOTR Locations

Shane was extremely knowledgable about the filming locations of LOTR around Queenstown and about the history generally of the area. He made this an unforgettable tour and we saw some stunning scenery. We also got to dress up in character and take photos using replica props. Lunch was included at a Queenstown restaurant called The Big Fig and was delicious.

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fyonaa from United Kingdom wrote on 16 July 2019

Awesome tour

We really had a great time, Francesco was very nice and knowledgeable, and he really is a big fan of LOTR which shows a lot when he gives you anecdotes. Handling weapons from the films was really awesome too!

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