What you'll do
Take a journey with me deep into Middle Earth, and encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien! We will be visiting these locations as we travel from scenic Queenstown, Glenorchy and Paradise, including filming locations from The Hobbit, Wolverine, Chronicles of Narnia. Stories and secrets will be shared by a local with great insight and knowledge into the filming of these movies and also the local areas' rich history and Maori culture. You will experience some of the world’s most spectacular scenery in Mt Aspiring World Heritage Park and along one of the Worlds' most scenic highway, the Glenorchy Road. You will come away with the most breathtaking scenic photos and magical memories. Enjoy a picnic morning or afternoon tea fit for a Hobbit with tasty sweet and savory delights - hot tea and coffee. Take the opportunity to dress up in our Lord of the Rings Costumes, and have a photo shoot with our replica swords in Lothlorien forest.
You local guide Joel loves Lord of the Rings and the breathtaking scenic locations PeterJackson choose to film this award winning Trilogy over 20 years ago. Over these years Joel has been able to gain extensive knowledge of all the behind the scenes stories about the film, but he also takes you directly to these hidden filming locations. Joel absolutely thrives showing off the beauty of Queenstown & Glenorchy and its surrounding natural areas to our guests. After 15 years in the tourism and hospitality industry Joel knows the importance of customer satisfaction and good old fashioned service. Joel is an owner/operator who takes pride in each and every trip. He does his best to ensure all of his guests leave with the same sense of awe he felt the first time he experienced the wonder of Glenorchy and Mt Aspiring national park.
A Picnic to satisfy a hungry Hobbit! Delicious morning or afternoon tea with savory and sweet delights, hot coffee and tea!
4WD Toyota van, with a friendly local guide
Lord of the Rings costumes and replica swords for an Epic Photo shoot in the Lothlorien Forest! ****** Umbrellas for the odd…
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Where you'll be
Pure Glenorchy holds exclusive Department of Conservation consent to take you to the actual filming locations from Queenstown through to Glenorchy and then out into the Dart Valley, Paradise and Unesco World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Feel the trilogy come to life as you visiting the breathtaking and magical landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings movies.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please allow yourself enough time to find a park and getting yourself to the station building. Parking can be found
Behind-the-scenes Lord of the Rings