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Experience of the Week: Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings Tour

What is the Experience?

Travel through the pristine World Heritage Area of Glenorchy to explore recognisable Lord of the Rings locations such as Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorian Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien. Wander the ancient beech forest and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the cast and crew during the shooting of the films.

Beautiful in its own right, the flora and fauna of the Glenorchy is spectacular and noteworthy.  Braided rivers, glacier carved valleys and vast alpine meadows give way to lush forest and towering mountains. You’ll travel through the small hamlet of Paradise, and discover the majestic Dart River before heading deep into to the heart of the Mt Aspiring National Park. A break for a picnic is welcome, then catch a last glimpse of Middle-earth before its time to head back.

Where is it located?

Your four and half tour begins in Queenstown and you can choose to be collected from your accommodation if you wish.

Who would enjoy this?

Those who loved the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Films as well as those simply looking to explore a beautiful part of New Zealand.

Fun Fact

Glenorchy was named after the place, Glen Orchy in Argyll, Scotland.