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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Lord of the Rings on this exciting 4-Wheel Drive adventure to Mount Sunday which was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Lord of the Rings fans will be in their element on this 'alpine safari' tour which uses a $WD vehicle to get off the beaten track to explore some of the breathtaking scenery used as locations in the hugely popular films.

After being collected from your hotel, you will soon have left the city behind to explore the natural, unspoilt beauty of the Mt Potts High Country station area which is home to Mount Sunday.

Alight at 'Edoras' itself and follow your friendly guide for a short walk to the summit — as Eowyn did — for glorious, panoramic views over the alpine lakes, mountain peaks, rivers and high-country farm land below.

Next, marvel at the Misty Mountains — among the most significant features of Middle-earth’s geography — and see the valley backdrop of the imposing Helms Deep.

You can even handle movie replicas of Aragorn's Sword, Gimli's Axe, Eowyn's Sword, Gandalf's Staff, the Flag of Rohan and a map of Middle Earth - great for photos!

With informative and entertaining commentary from your guide throughout and a delicious champagne picnic lunch, this is a day you won't forget in a hurry.

Experience Includes

  • Exciting Lord of the Rings-themed 4WD adventure tour
  • Guided walk to the summit of Edoras to enjoy, as Eowyn did, breathtaking 360º views
  • See the Misty Mountains and the area that formed the backdrop to Helms Deep
  • Handle movie replicas – Aragorn’s Sword, King Theoden’s Sword, Gimli’s Axe and Flag of Rohan
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from local Kiwi guides
  • Pick-up and drop off from central Christchurch hotels in comfortable 4WD vehicle

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round. Please note this tour does not operate on Christmas Day.

Departure location

Pick-up from central Christchurch accommodation.

Start times



8.5 hours

Terms & Conditions

  • The precise route/itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions etc.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not recommended for children aged 3 and under.
  • Children under 5 must be in an approved Child Restraint.