Safari of the Scenes: Glenorchy Tour

Explore Glenorchy to Queenstown on this scenic safari with breathtaking views and famous filming locations!
Queenstown, New Zealand
4 hrs 15 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8:00 am & 1:30 pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Fitness Level
Fitness Level

What's Included

  • Travel from Queenstown to Glenorchy with spectacular views of the Lake Wakatipu and Mount Earnslaw
  • Visit filming locations from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, X-men Origins: Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and more
  • Explore Paradise Valley 
  • Bring the films to life and dress up and take photos with props
  • Gold pan in the Arrow River
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea included 
  • Pick up from central accommodation or town centre



What's Excluded

Bring drinking water and a camera!

Why do we love this

"We love it because Nomad Safaris have really packed everything into this trip! We love that it isn't just a movie set tour - you also get to see the stunning natural scenery of the area as you wind your way along the scenic road. It's a trip that's full of fun, dress ups, an awesome 4WD tour and some amazing views. This tour has it all!"

What to Expect


Journey from Queenstown to Glenorchy on this sightseeing adventure! Stop at famous Lord of the Rings film locations and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery and stunning views

Your day starts in Queenstown with a pickup from the town centre or your accommodation. You'll follow the Dart River to the filming location of Isengard where you'll also be able to marvel at incredible views over Mount Earnslaw! 

Next, head to Paradise and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in New Zealand, before arriving at the film location for the Forrest of Lothlorien.
Heading back to Queenstown you'll have the chance to stop at 12 Mile Delta to explore the location of the Ithilien Camp!

Throughout your Middle Earth journey, there'll also be the chance to become a part of the action with dress ups and replica props to take photos with! 

The tour includes the Lord of the Rings filming locations of the Misty Mountains, Refugees of Rohan, Battle of the Wargs scenes, Isengard, Ithilien Camp, Lothlorien forest and The Battle of Amon Hen/Seat of Seeing. You'll also see some of the film locations from Xmen Origins: Wolverine, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian!

Tours start at 8:00 am and 1:30 pm and take approximately 4 hours and 25 minutes.  

Frequently Asked Questions

No. As part of gaining permission to film in the spectacular locations the producers were required to dismantle all sets except for Hobbiton.  We specialise in showing you where specific scenes were filmed.  Many of the movie locations are recognisable on our trips and your guide will give you insights into the stories behind them.

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Our Glenorchy trips include an easy 15 minute (return) nature walk to a LOTR scene over a formed trail.  Clients have the option of staying in or near the vehicle if they wish at any of the stops on any of our tours.

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6 seater 4WD Land Rover or Land Cruiser.

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Terms & Conditions:

Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours before the trip will incur no cancellation fee.
Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of departure will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
Customers who do not turn up for a departure will not be entitled to any refund. You will be invoiced for the full amount of the booking.
Refunds will only be issued through the original booking office.

Lost Property
No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage to client’s personal property whilst on any trip.

Limitation of Liability
Outback New Zealand Limited accepts no liability for any act or omission arising from a tour (including any arising from a tour not taking place) and the passenger releases, waives and holds harmless Outback New Zealand Limited, its officers and/or its employees from all claims, losses, damages or expenses which arise during or in conjunction with a tour provided by Outback New Zealand Limited. This includes any claims for damage caused by the negligence of Outback New Zealand Limited, its officers and/or its employees, and includes any claim for any costs including legal fees that may be incurred as a result of any such claims, losses, damages or expenses whether valid or not.
Outback New Zealand Limited does not accept any liability for the acts, omissions, or default whether negligent or otherwise of those companies or other persons providing services in connection with a tour by Outback New Zealand Limited.
Without limiting the above, Outback New Zealand Limited shall be under no obligation or liability to any person as a result of any inaccuracy, misdescription or changes to any tour made by Outback New Zealand Limited or any other party.

Minimum Numbers 
Minimum numbers of 2 passengers are required to confirm all trips. On NZ statutory holidays, minimum numbers of 4 pax apply to all trips.
Outback New Zealand Ltd reserves the right to suggest other dates if a single person is the only person travelling on the day.

Acts of God, weather and sickness 
Outback New Zealand Limited has no liability for losses or additional expenses incurred by passengers due to sickness, weather, strikes, delays or changes in air or other transport services, force majeure, Act of God, or other causes outside the control of Outback New Zealand Limited.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Outback New Zealand Limited reserves the absolute right to cancel any scheduled departures as a result of road or weather conditions

  • Outback New Zealand Limited reserves the absolute right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour

  • Clients will be advised as soon as possible of any cancellation or part cancellation (and will be entitled to a full refund or refund of that part of the trip that has been unable to be completed

  • Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours before the trip will incur no cancellation fee
  • Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of departure will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee

Pickup Locations

Pickup from Town Centre or Queenstown accommodation.

  • Absoloot Backpackers - (MEET AT INFO & TRACK)
  • Adventure Q2 Hostel
  • Adventure Queenstown - (MEET AT INFO & TRACK)
  • Alexis Motel and Apartments
  • Amber Lodge
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