Commencing at 0800hrs, the tour first travels west to Glenorchy and Paradise before returning to Queenstown for lunch. Thereafter, visit Arrowtown and Gibbston before finishing in Skippers Canyon. Refreshments of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, accompanied by biscuits and cake, are served in the morning and afternoon; light lunch is served in one of the Queenstown cafes.
The morning segment of the tour travels along the Wakatipu Lake edge to the small hamlet of Glenorchy. This portion is scenic with many photo stops along the way and in the Paradise region of Mount Aspiring National Park, short walks on flat forest track are easy and the road is a mixture of seal and gravel. The afternoon section is more rugged with short periods of rough ground and river crossings. The tour visits Gibbston, Arrowtown and the Skippers Canyon Road which is high and windy. Short walks are on well-managed surfaces and the opportunity to pan for elven gold is beside the river on uneven ground.
Content of the tours includes the settings for The Ford of Bruinen, Gladden Fields, The Pillars of the Kings, the exodus from Edoras, Warg Battle, Misty Mountains, Ithilien Camp, Oliphants, Caradhras, Lothlorien, Fangorn, Gap of Rohan, Isengard, Dunharrow and many backgrounds to the scenes.
Tour commences at 0800hrs daily. Please allow 9.5 hours for the entire experience.
Your pickup time will be stated on your confirmation voucher.
How to Use
Please present your voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.
Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
37 Shotover St, Queenstown, New Zealand
You will be picked up from your Queenstown accommodation by the tour operator.