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Lord of the Rings Tour - Half Day in Middle Earth


Join us for our captivating half day Lord of the Rings tour and immerse yourself in the spectacular landscapes featured in the films.


  • Explore Gladden Fields, Ford of Bruinen and Argonath in the morning tour
  • Soak up the views of Ithilien and Isengard in the afternoon tour
  • Knowledgeable and passionate guides who share stories and insider information on all things LOTR
  • Handle and photograph $15000 worth of weapons and costumes from production
  • View "Top Secret" items from the movies
  • Small groups for a personal and interactive experience

Discover and uncover the secrets of Lord of the Rings locations on the amazing Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour.

You'll get to visit various filming locations for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy with an entertaining and knowledgable guide who will bring the stories to life, share secrets about how locations were transformed into Middle Earth, and even let you re-live the action through your very own camera!

You'll handle and photograph over $15,000 worth of weapons and costumes and create your very own fantasy adventure film!

On the morning tour, you'll experience the spectacular landscapes of featured films such as The Argonath (Pillars of the King), The Gladden fields and the Ford of Bruinen, and if you choose the afternoon tour, you will walk in Ithilien and Isengard.

We travel in small groups for a personal and interactive experience. Enjoy a full commentary of the beautiful areas you will travel through and hear all the LOTR stories and gossip.

Adult $170.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $90.00 (Aged 3-14 years)

What's included

  • Complimentary pickup and drop off in Queenstown.


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • Pickup from outside The Station info building on the Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please note minimum numbers apply - trips confirmed with 2 or more passengers, single bookings wait-listed to confirm. Please also note that some of our discounted tours on ocassions may be carried out by one of our trainees.

    Departures & location: 10am or 1.45pm from outside The Station Information Centre, Queenstown.

  • Child Age is 3 - 14 years. Infants 2 years and under go free of charge. Please note: only 1 free participant per one full-priced paying adult - the normal child rate applies to discounted tickets.

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


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gails2 from New Zealand wrote on 20 December 2021

lor tour

loved the experience of handling all the swords..so much fun...very impressed with the knowledge of my guide Lectric...all the locations and scenery was brilliant...would recomend this tour to all. thanks again merry xmas Gail

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From Lord of the Rings Tour - Half Day in Middle Earth

Hi Gail, thanks for your kind review, it was nice having you on board. The name is Francesco by the way :D

Theresa Alipia from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2022


Our guide was really great, patient, passionate about LOTR, very informative and accommodating of a special needs family member. Love the tour and photos!:) Cheers! Theresa

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Wayne Beckham from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022


It was a great tour learning about something’s not every fan would know but none the less perfect location to experience.

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From Lord of the Rings Tour - Half Day in Middle Earth

Hi Wayne, It was a pleasure having you on tour, we hope you had an amazing time in Queenstown!

Nicholas Booth from New Zealand wrote on 10 October 2021

Slip into the reality of the fantasy

This is a great experience for any Lord of the Rings fan. To experience the locations and understand the size and complexity of the process was great. Strongly recommend this experience.

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From Lord of the Rings Tour - Half Day in Middle Earth

Hi Nicholas, thank you for this kind review. We are glad knowing you had a great time on tour. Safe travel back to Wellington!

Shubhra Kaushik from New Zealand wrote on 06 July 2021

Awesome experience

We really enjoyed our time

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Hi Shubhra, It was lovely to have you on board, happy to know you had fun on tour!


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