Private Passenger Tours

 

DESCRIPTION  |  HALF OR FULL DAY PASSENGER ADVENTURE

 

This tour focuses on what you want, from Lord of the Rings to history, geology, to photography - its your private trip, you decide. 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.

 

If you are a Rings fan, we offer a half and full day Lord of the Rings location tour - 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.

 

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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.

 

 

TOUR ONE

 

GLENORCHY AND PARADISE

 

 

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

 

Full day tour spends a lot more time exploring Glenorchy, Paradise, Kinloch and more. Being charter based the full day tour can return to Queenstown and visit other movie locations including Skippers Canyon.

 

 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Guide with 30 years local experience
  • 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
  • Morning, afternoon tea provided on half day tours. Lunch provided on full day tour.

 

 

HALF DAY - PRIVATE TOUR

 

ADULTS       2 Adults     3 Adults     4 Adults    Child PRICE          $229pp      $209pp      $199pp     $45

  • Minimum 2 adults per booking
  • Max 4 passengers
  • Child (16 and under) $45
  • Includes morning / afternoon tea
  • Duration up to 4.5 hour

 

 

FULL DAY PRIVATE COMBO

Glenorchy and Skippers Canyon tour

 

ADULTS       2 Adults     3 Adults     4 Adults    Child PRICE          $458pp      $365pp      $295pp     $45

 

  • Minimum 2 adults per booking
  • Child (16 and under) $45
  • Morning private Skippers Canyon tour
  • Afternoon private Glenorchy Paradise tour
  • Up to 4 passengers
  • Includes morning tea, snacks
  • For lunch we stop in Queenstown or Glenorchy for an hour. At own expense
  • Duration up to 8.5 hours
  • Includes 15% NZ Tax

 

 

Private charter prices are for vehicle charter and guide. You will not be with other people or groups

 

 

BOOK ONLINE

 

TRIP DEPARTURES

 

Morning trips depart 8:00 am

Afternoon trips depart 1:00 pm

Full day tours depart 8:30 am

 

Different pickup times can be arranged if necessary.  Pick-ups at local accommodation by prior arrangement.

 

Please note the Glenorchy tour is mainly on-road, for an off-road tour see our Skippers Canyon adventure.

 

CONTACT US

 

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glenorchy paradise tour queenstown new zealand
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4WD Expeditions Limited

PO Box 1046

Queenstown 9348

New Zealand

 

From New Zealand

Email  :  info@4WDexpeditions.nz

Freephone : 0800 4WD FUN (493 386)

Cell : 021 244 3920

 

From Overseas / International

Email  :  info@4WDexpeditions.nz

Phone : + 64 21 244 3920

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