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Glenorchy and Paradise Explorer + Lord of the Rings movie locations

Magical morning and afternoon half-day trips to Glenorchy and beyond! View Lord of the Rings movie locations, world class scenery and enjoy a kiwi style morning or afternoon tea.

Highlights

  • 4 hour guided tour with knowledgeable local guide
  • See beautiful Glenorchy, Paradise, Diamond Lake and local sites
  • Explore its stunning surrounds, Glenorchy boat shed and wharf
  • View Lord of the Rings movie locations and dress up in character - costumes provided
  • Enjoy a Kiwi style morning or afternoon tea in an amazing backdrop
  • Travel in luxury in a Mercedes van with on-board videos and complimentary wifi

Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, Glenorchy is nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu and is home to what many say is NZ's best scenery and a slice of Middle-earth magic.

View stunning scenery and alpine vistas as we guide you in style aboard our fleet of luxury Mercedes vans. An overload of sightseeing and views packed into a fun half day adventure to Glenorchy and beyond. Once we arrive in Glenorchy you will be awe inspired as you gaze at the mountain ranges and native beech forest which set the backdrop for this rustic town. You will have some time to check out the towns local sites and hidden gems, while also learning about Glenorchy and its fascinating Maori history.

After Glenorchy we’ll also visit Paradise, view Diamond Lake and explore it's surrounding areas. There’s endless natural beauty and scenic stops along the way that you’ll be sure to get some post card worthy photos!

View multiple Lord of the Rings movie locations, such as Twelve Mile Delta where the first fight between Faramir's Rangers and the Giant Oliphaunts took place! In a location called 'Paradise' you will also get to see the famous locations of Isengard and Saruman's Tower. Costumes are available, so you can re-create scenes and dress as a character from the movie. Whether you are a Lord of the Ring’s fan or not, you will be impressed with the stunning scenery surrounding these locations.

Taste a kiwi style morning and afternoon tea with a spectacular back drop. Your guide will set up the ultimate picnic in one of a number of picturesque locations. The Altitude picnic is no normal picnic, it consists of classic, kiwi delights.

With a stunning natural backdrop comprised of majestic mountain ranges and native beech forest, Glenorchy is bound to leave you speechless.

Allow 4 hours return from Central Queenstown for this epic half day experience.

Adult $169.00
Child $99.00

What's included

  • 4 hour guided tour with knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit Glenorchy, Paradise and local sites
  • See Paradise/Diamond lake and explore surrounding area
  • Kiwi style morning or afternoon tea
  • Transport via luxury Mercedes van with complimentary bottled water and wifi onboard
  • Complimentary central Queenstown transfers

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Queenstown, Glenorchy and Paradise

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child pricing applies to those 2 to 17 years, infants are free of charge - infant tickets can be added as you proceed through the checkout. There is a minimum of 2 required for the tour to operate. If minimum numbers are not met we will get in contact with you.

Available Bookings from May 27 to June 02

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 27 May
Thu 28 May
Fri 29 May
Sat 30 May
Sun 31 May
Mon 1 Jun
Tue 2 Jun

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$59.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$79.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$99.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$59.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$99.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Maribel from Australia wrote on 30 September 2019

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Thank you Aotearoa!

Every stop was awesome. Beautiful views Aotearoa!

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From Glenorchy and Paradise Explorer + Lord of the Rings movie locations

Hello, so glad you enjoyed the tour - looks like you had a great time! Thanks for the 5 star review :)

Vera from Singapore wrote on 16 August 2019

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Beautiful places

Journey was awesome. Our guide Fluffy was very entertaining and informative. I love the picnic at Paradise. Snacks were really good too.

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From Glenorchy and Paradise Explorer + Lord of the Rings movie locations

Kia Ora, so pleased you were able to enjoy traditional New Zealand snacks! The photos are beautiful, looks like the sun came out to shine for your day. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Queenstown.

Joshua from Australia wrote on 11 August 2019

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Paradise

This tour is awesome..breathtaking views and knowledgeable tour guide ,not to be missed when you in Queenstown.

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From Glenorchy and Paradise Explorer + Lord of the Rings movie locations

Kia Ora Joshua, So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour! Keep taking in those breathtaking views on your holiday. Thank you

汶潔 from Taiwan wrote on 26 May 2019

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Great tour Great host

It was a great tour with the host to visit Glenorchy-Paradise. Although the weather wasn’t good, it’s a place beautiful and calm, can spend all day there.

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Hello, thanks you for leaving a review. Glad to hear that you had a great day out exploring Paradise with us :)

Vivian Tai from Australia wrote on 23 January 2019

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A fun trip to Glenorchy and Paradise

We had a great time with the half day tour run by Altitude Tour. We went for the morning tour where there were not many visitors all along the way. Thanks to the tour guideTania who are so humorous and passionate for her job. It was her explanation for the locations where LOTR were filmed which make this trip so interesting and amusing. We may not be able to identify these locations if we drove by ourselves. The scenery was magnificent along the way from Queenstown to Glenorchy and Paradise. Great work Tania and we hope that your dream will come true soon. : )

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Thanks for your awesome review :)

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