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Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours

8b Kiely Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1079
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Awesome fun escape from Queenstown Adrenaline

This half-day trip was a welcome break from skiing and other adrenaline rush experiences. You don’t... read more

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Shannon M
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Great Way to spend an Afternoon even if not LOTR fan, even better if you are

My daughter (a huge LOTR) fan and myself had a free afternoon while the lads climbed a mountain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Local guides will help you to explore the breath-taking landscapes of Middle Earth, Glenorchy and Paradise during this half day Lord of The Rings inspired tour. Visiting film locations from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you’ll enjoy hearing behind the scenes stories, from decisions made by the director to amusing anecdotes about the actors. You’ll stand before such sites as Isengard, Ithilien, Amon Hen and Lothlorien forest; where you can play at being a star with our capes and swords, making for fun photos. As you travel along New Zealand’s most scenic highway from Queenstown to Glenorchy you will have the opportunity to stop and photograph incredible vistas as your guide shares insights with you. You will be as satisfied as a hungry Hobbit by the delicious picnic lunch we put on for in Mt Aspiring’s National Heritage Park. There will be fresh sandwiches and slices along with coffee/tea and some cold refreshments as well. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available
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8b Kiely Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This half-day trip was a welcome break from skiing and other adrenaline rush experiences. You don’t have to be a huge fan of the films to appreciate the scenery of the trip. Our guide Andrew took us to several filming locations, discussing the movies and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really lovely tour with Andrew this afternoon, he was really knowledgeable not only about the LOTR but of the area in general. Definitely a beautiful piece of country and nice to get away from the business of Queenstown for an afternoon. Oh and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a brilliant day, it wasn’t just for LOTR fanatics, it also was great for people who don’t know the movies well. The scenery was amazing and our guide Andrew was so knowledgeable. We would recommend this to anyone wanting a great day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is highly recommended for LOTR fans and anyone who just wants to see paradise! Guide Andrew is amazing knowledgeable and gave interesting insights to LOTR behind scenes facts. The scenery at this time of year is incredibly amazing. Cosy second breakfast by the stream....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a wonderful tour. Our guide Kim was so lovely and the behind the scenes commentary was really fascinating. The scenery was absolutely stunning and there were a lot of great photo opportunities along the way. I’m really glad I went and would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a LOTR fan, this tour on the south island is a great follow up to Hobbiton. It takes you to a lot os sites where scenes from the movies were shot. It not cheap, but well worth doing and our guide was...More

Thank Jeff C
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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Lord of the Rings locations and the guides knowledge. Thanks for coming out with us. Trina

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed taking this tour. There were several couples and most had a good knowledge of LOTR. We were very impressed with the guide (Kim) and appreciated her enthusiasm and local knowledge.

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PureGlenorchy, Owner at Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tony, Thank you for your excellent review. We are so pleased you had a amazing time out with Kim enjoying her enthusiasm and local knowledge. Thank you for coming out with us. Trina

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Christian Y
21 September 2016|
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Response from PureGlenorchy | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, the ride will be safe for your 8 month old. We take all ages on the tour. You would all be in one vehicle. Yes, we pick up and drop off at all central accommodation. Thanks again... More
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Cassandra A
15 August 2016|
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Response from PureGlenorchy | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your question. We leave at 8 am or 1 :45pm and tour is around 4 1/4 hours so you arrive back around 12:15pm or 6pm.
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Judy B
24 March 2016|
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Response from PureGlenorchy | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question. Yes the cost is $170 per adult and $90 for children (0-14yrs). Thanks again Trina
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