Lord of the Rings Tours

Epic Adventures to the Real Middle Earth and Back Again

Established in 2001 as New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings specialists, we have created a selection of special tours and experiences to cater to your passionate Middle Earth hopes and expectations. Join us on your personalised journey through the real Middle Earth.

Epic Scenery

Experience in person the panoramic wonders that were used to portray Middle Earth in the movies. From mountain ranges to green pastures and bush walks. Discover New Zealand at its best.

Knowledgeable Guides

Our guides’ knowledge and passion are unsurpassed. They will wow you with stories, anecdotes and a wealth of background information of all things Lord of the Rings.

Authentic Props

We have a range of authentic weapons, costumes and photographs. We also have items from production and even themed accommodation to ensure we deliver you the most comprehensive LOTR experience in New Zealand. 

An introduction to Lord of the Rings Tours

We can prove 100% that we have taken you to the exact locations used in the trilogy.

Tour Features

  • Proudly New Zealand (NZ) owned LOTR and Hobbit tours in Queenstown.
  • One of the trusted tourism companies awarded with an exclusive license by DOC (Department of Conservation) to provide environmentally friendly tours.
  • Pick-up/drop-off is available from Queenstown accommodations.
  • Professional, knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
  • Exclusive movie sites, souvenirs, and more adventures.
  • We provide LOTR stylish and comfortable 4WD vans, one of the best stress-free travels you deserve, suitable for all.

Book Now

Book our adventure tours below now for sensational Lord of The Rings experience.

Lord of the Rings Tours – One Day in Middle Earth

This tour is the only one-day tour to include all of the famous LOTR/Hobbit movie locations in Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown.

Lord of the Rings Tours – Into the Vale of Wizards

Our full one day ‘Into the Vale of Wizards’ Lord of the Rings location tour visiting Glenorchy and Paradise. See Ithilien, Isengard, Amon Hen, Nan Curunir and a private location used in The Hobbit.

Lord of the Rings Tours – Touching Middle Earth

Join us for our captivating half-day Lord of the Rings tour. Travel to locations used for filming the lord of the rings trilogy around Queenstown. See and experience some of the spectacular landscapes featured in the films.

Wanaka River Journeys

Unique jet boat & wilderness walk, LOTR tour. Wanaka River Journeys offers jet boat tours on the Matukituki River, Mount Aspiring National Park. The only Jet Boat company in New Zealand to see glaciers.

Gondor Tour

This classic 2-hour tour is the tour of choice whether you’re a LOTR fan or just want to learn more about movie-making, from finding locations, setting up stunts, visual effects, and finding extras for large armies!

Edoras Tour

Journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday; see how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Wellington Rover Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Hobbits, Dwarfs, Elves and Men. The tour covers a lot of ground on the tour, but there is enough time to explore; recreate scenes for yourself and work out how the movies were made.

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

Only a few Lord of the Rings tours are endorsed by Ian Brodie, author of the Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook. Our tours are among them – our company founder in particular:

“Melissa Heath is rated by Lord of the Rings Guidebook author, Ian Brodie, as the perfect tour guide model.”

Otago Daily Times

Contact Us

NZ Freephone 0800 568 759

International +64 21 2633 318

info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz