If you’re looking for a fun way to explore the beauty of New Zealand, and you happen to be a Lord of the Rings fan, then you’re on the right page – take an unforgettable 4-wheel drive tour of the famous trilogies’ most iconic locations with Nomad Safaris!

Where was Lord of the Rings filmed in Queenstown?

The iconic tower of Isengard was filmed around the Glenorchy area, north of Queenstown, among other scenes. Take a tour with Nomad Safaris to relive movie magic, where you'll get to see some of Lord of the Ring's most beautiful filming locations, in an exciting 4-wheel-drive adventure.

Queenstown was the feature of many iconic scenes from Lord of the Rings, and with this thrilling 4-wheel drive adventure you’ll find out why! Your explore Middle Earth’s classic locations like the Misty Mountains and the Pillars of Kings, with your guide bringing to life Tolkien’s vision with inspiring facts and tales. This off-road adventure will give you a birds-eye-view of Deer Park Heights, where the riders of Rohan were ambushed by Saruman’s Wargs. Admire the incredible Kawaru Gorge, where Argonath, the Pillars of Kings stood tall. Cross Arrow River, the site of the Ford of Bruinen where Arwen rode with Bilbo to escape the Ring Wraiths.

Explore Isengard in the Glenorchy tour, one of New Zealand’s most scenic drives. You’ll admire stunning vistas and take in breath-taking views of the Southern Alps, in a trip for true Lord of the Rings fans. Follow the Dart River to see where Saruman’s fortress Isengard was shot, with amazing views of Mt. Earnslaw. Head towards Queenstown to the 12 Mile Delta, where you can explore Ithilien Camp, where Faramir battled the giant Elephants of the Haradrim. Film buffs will also get the chance to see filming locations from X:Men Origins Wolverine and the Chronicles of Narnia!

Lord of the Rings fan or not, the tour is the perfect sightseeing trip for the South Island, in a truly exciting day out.

  • Queenstown and Glenorchy individual tours are NZ$245 per adult, NZ$99 per child and lasts 4 hours.
  • Full day experience combining both tours is NZ$490 per adult, NZ$215 per child and lasts 9.5 hours (1 hour lunch break included).
  • You can be picked up/dropped off from any central Queenstown accommodation/information centres.
  • Don’t forget to check out their Lord of the Rings themed gift shop at their 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown location!

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