Enjoy the thrills of an off road adventure as well as discovering Lord of the Rings filming locations.
Visit the filming locations of Minas Tirith, Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings (Argonath), the site of Isildur’s Fall, the Ford of Bruinen and more! This adventure safari is packed with gold mining history, thrilling 4WD river crossings and a great overview of the diverse scenery of the Queenstown/Arrowtown area.
You’ll venture out of Queenstown towards the Remarkables mountain range - used as various mountains throughout the trilogy, including the Misty Mountains. Part way up this road we stop for a birds eye view over Deer Park Heights, used as the filming location for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs scenes.
Descending The Remarkables we head to the Kawarayu Gorge, location of the world’s first commercial bungy operation and the filming location for the 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.
Departing Arrowtown we travel along a historic gold mining road that follows the Arrow River, crossing the river at several points including the Ford of Bruinen filming site. We stop at the river for morning or afternoon tea and the chance to strike gold with a hand at gold panning.
Returning to Queenstown we travel up Coronet Peak to Skipper Saddle, offering spectacular panoramic views over the Wakatipu Basin and in to Skippers Canyon.
Hey Catherine, cheers for the lovely review. Glad to hear you had fun!
Hey Rachel, we are stoked with this review! We are glad we could provide you with that experience and that's what we are here for, you're royalty to us! Thank you again, your majesty!
Hi Graeme Thanks so much for your great review! Glad you enjoyed, Jordie certainly is an excellent driver and guide, and I'll be sure to pass along your compliments. See you again soon!
Hi Scott, thank you for your detailed review. We are glad to hear that you had a good time on our trip. River crossing and gold panning are indeed the highlights of Wakatipu Basin trip. Hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in New Zealand.
Thank you Matt for your 5 star review. We are very glad you had a great day.
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