Wakatipu Discovery of the Rings
Come enjoy a slice of middle earth on our Wakatipu Discovery of the Rings tour.
Accessing Queenstown’s hidden scenic gems means leaving the highway and taking to the back roads to unveil a world you’d never know existed. Never was an area more tailor-made to make Tolkien’s fantasy vision a reality on the big screen. This Lord of the Rings tour will take you through numerous chapters from the trilogies and multiple other movie‘s cinematic homes, utilising off road vehicles to their limits to reach the director’s perfect spots.
This tour is a favourite with visitors because over 4 hours you get to sample the varied beauty of areas like Skippers Canyon, Arrowtown and the Gibbston Valley. Our knowledgeable local guides have plenty of information on the movies as well as the area’s history. Even those who missed the movies will be spellbound by the scenery of the Wakatipu basin.
Tour Highlights include:
(White Mountains; Minas Tirith; Pillars of the Kings; GladdenFields; Ford of Bruinen; Warg attack; Exodus of Edoras)
Willow, Vertical Limits and The WaterHorse locations
Remarkables Mountains viewpoint
Multiple river crossings on the Arrow River
And a short journey down Skippers Canyon
Gold panning option available upon request