Discover the surrounding hidden regions around Queenstown,
with plenty of Lord of the Rings locations and Gold Mining History.
LORD OF THE RINGS- LAKE WAKATIPU:
This Lord of the Rings tour will take you through numerous chapters from the trilogy’s and multiple other movies cinematic home, utilizing off-road vehicles to their limits to reach the directors’ perfect spots. The knowledgeable local guides have plenty of information on the movies as well as extensive commentary on the areas you are visiting. Even those who missed the movies will be spellbound by the scenery of the Wakatipu Basin.
LORD OF THE RINGS - GLENORCHY:
The tar-sealed road clings to the lakeshore for 45 fleet-footed kilometres to allow 4WDs to find the gateway to deepest Lord of the Rings tour country.
The glacial lakes, ancient forests and neck-stretching peaks of the film trilogy are your domain for a day in the minds and vision of Jackson and Tolkien alike bringing the Lord of the Rings to life with Queenstown and New Zealand as a backdrop.
Skippers Canyon is a stunningly beautiful site of the 1860s gold rush that eclipsed the scale of the legendary Klondike. Skippers Canyon is packed with relics, workings and astonishing stories of man against the elements.
The road itself into the canyon with it’s vertical drop offs either side of the vehicle as you travel into the hear of the canyon is thrilling in itself.
Hotel pick-ups are included for all tours. Make sure to dress accordingly to seasons as you will be moving in and out the vehicle and find some spots may be chillier in the canyon areas.