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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Highlights
  • 9-hour 'Lord of the Rings' adventure to mystical Edoras, from Christchurch
  • Enjoy 360 degree views of the mountainous terrain from the summit of Edoras
  • Hear informative and entertaining commentary from your friendly guide
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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch
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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch
From US$209.98
Overview
Visit Edoras of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame on this full-day excursion by 4WD vehicle to the peak of New Zealand’s Mt Sunday. Get a look at exclusive photos of Edoras under construction and learn from a knowledgeable LOTR guide about its transformation from tranquil countryside to mythical capital city of the Rohan people. Pose with replica props from the popular trilogy, such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Includes round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch plus a picnic lunch with sparkling wine.
What to Expect
Your The Lord of the Rings day trip to the fictional village of Edoras in New Zealand’s Canterbury Region begins with morning pickup from your hotel. Hop into the 4WD vehicle for a drive west to Mt Sunday, better-known to LOTR fans as Edoras — the capital of Rohan and home to Meduseld, the hall of King Theoden.
You’ll bump along rocky terrain and traverse narrow streams en route to Edoras. On arrival at the movie site, follow in the footsteps of the noblewoman Eowyn, and stand at the summit for 360-degree views over alpine lakes, mountain peaks and high-country farmland below.
Your guide shares behind-the-scenes photos of Edoras under construction and points out significant geographical features of Middle-earth, including the Misty Mountains, the river Snowbourn and the valley of Harrowdale against the imposing Helms Deep. Learn why this particular site was selected by director Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Enjoy a picnic lunch (see the Itinerary for a sample menu) with a glass of sparkling wine, and pose for photos with replica props such as the flag of Rohan, Gimli’s axe, or the sword of Aragorn or King Theoden. Then hop back in your 4WD vehicle for the drive back to your Christchurch hotel, where your Edoras excursion comes to an end.
Reviews (113)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Countryside Viewing

This small to medium size tour (maximum 12 people) is a great way to see some of the countryside around Christchurch. The LOTR movies were a big part of NZ and there is lots of info on the movies provided. In addition, our guide Steven...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 671tonyb
Reviewed 5 December 2018
Great way to experience NZ's beautiful landscapes

Our guide shared his experiences in working on the LOTR production music and sound team, including interesting anecdotes about the filming and preparation process and especially Peter Jackson's passion and amazing perseverance to complete the trilogy. The day trip was very manageable as the land...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sftan42
Reviewed 15 November 2018
LOTR delight

Steve provided a great tour and we rally enjoyed his commentary on the way to and from the Edoras shooting location. The chance to play with replica weapons from the movie was an added bonus and made for some great photo opportunities. Lunch was good,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 762petes
Reviewed 13 November 2018
A great daytrip out of Christchurch

This is definitely the trip to make if you are in Christchurch and can spare a day. The scenery in the Southern Alps is simply breathtaking. Our guide Steven was very friendly and offered us a lot of interesting facts about New Zealand and of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank JyriN3
Reviewed 18 September 2018
MUST DO

My tour guide Maria was excellent. She was on time, funny and very engaging. I was lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day, which allowed my photos to be breathe taking. There were a few toilet breaks and food stops alone the way so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malina S
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