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Safari of the Scenes 4WD Tour - Glenorchy

For Lord of the Rings fans, this is the trip that really does take you There and Back again. This scenic sightseeing tour includes recognisable film locations and stunning natural scenery.

This is the perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off-road adventure while also discovering a multitude of exciting locations which were used Peter Jackson's award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy and other movies.

The tour first takes you from Queenstown out to Glenorchy, stopping at breath-taking viewpoints along the way.

Beyond Glenorchy follow the Dart River to the spectacular filming location for Isengard.This location offers stunning views of Mt Earnslaw. Heading on to Paradise, discover the location for the Forest of Lothlorien. Upon leaving Glenorchy and returning towards Queenstown you will stop at 12 Mile Delta to explore the location of the Ithilien Camp.

The tour also includes locations from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Tour concludes at approximately 12.15pm-12.30pm or 5.45pm, at which time accommodation drop offs will commence.

Experience Includes

  • Off-road 4WD tour of the Glenorchy area
  • Recognisable film locations and stunning natural scenery
  • Small group size - maximum of 6 per guide/vehicle
  • Safe and comfortable in all weather, all terrain 4WD transport
  • Pick-up and drop off from Queenstown hotels
  • Lunch or afternoon tea

Experience Excludes

  • Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities.


Daily, year round.

Start times

8.00am or 1.30pm.


Around 4 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Children 0-3yrs free of charge.