We offer half, full and multi day Lord of the Rings location tours - all charter based in very comfortable off road vehicles.


Having lived and worked in the Queenstown region for the last 27 years, we have an intimate knowledge of the absolute best LOTR film locations.



Our experience in the local film industry, comfortable vehicles, extensive land access and comprehensive local knowledge combine to offer fans of Middle Earth the opportunity to take a memorable journey and to live, breathe and experience the magic of the LOTR locations.


Glenorchy and surrounds


On a fine day this Lord of the Rings tour is hard to beat. The Glenorchy Road is one of the most beautiful roads in New Zealand with unsurpassed scenery and magnificent backdrops. With this tour, we head to the top of Lake Wakatipu to explore the township of Glenorchy and LOTR locations in the Paradise Valley,  Dart River and Mt Aspiring National Park. Apart from Lord of the Rings, film locations of other productions are also visited.


LOTR locations visited

  • Isengard
  • Ithilien Camp
  • Lothlorien Forest
  • Fangorn forest
  • Battle of Amon Hen


Other highlights

  • Glenorchy Road
  • Bennetts Bluff
  • Glenorchy township
  • Views of Mt Earnslaw and the Southern Alps
  • Film locations for Wolverine, Narnia, The Hobbit, Willow
  • Tea break in a stunning location on the Dart River right next to Isengard







  • Private groups per vehicle, min 2 pax
  • Luxury 4x4 vehicle: no van, no bus
  • Our guides are all local New Zealanders
  • Available in either full or half day guided tours
  • Full commentary and interpretation
  • Experienced, knowledgeable LOTR guide
  • iPad multimedia viewing
  • Explore the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon gold mining road
  • Not a movie fan ? Not to worry, where they filmed is the best scenery
  • Delicious morning, afternoon tea provided on all tours.



PRICE Minimum 2 adults.


Half day

  • $229 per adult, $50 per child (under 20)


Full day

  • $349 per adult, $50 per child (under 20)



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Morning trips depart 8:00 am.

Afternoon trips depart 1:00 pm.

Full day tours depart 8:30 am, or as arranged.

Pickups at local accommodation by prior arrangement.








4WD Expeditions Limited

PO Box 1046

Queenstown 9348

New Zealand


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Freephone : 0800 4WD FUN (493 386)

Cell : 021 244 3920


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