Wanaka

3-day Tour package

We offer the total Lord of the Rings experience for Tolkien fans. Experience New Zealand’s most comprehensive Lord of the Rings Tour featuring 10 film locations in one day.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrive in Wanaka

Arrive in Wanaka by car, or transfers available from Wanaka or Queenstown Airport, and check into your accommodation.

Use the remaining of the day to explore the town and its activities.

We suggest a visit to Puzzling World, visit their maze and illusion room – feel the size of a hobbit!

Dinner is at your leisure at one of the many eateries in the town.

 

DAY 2 – Wanaka

In the morning, depart from the accommodation by shuttle and experience the braided and ever-changing Matukituki River. Fed by glaciers and surrounded by the peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park, the Matukituki is one of New Zealand’s most powerful and pristine jet boating rivers.

Travel this fast-flowing river through Lord of the Rings locations, watched over by Avalanche Glacier and Tititea (Mount Aspiring).

At the top of the River disembark the jetboat for a 50 min wilderness walk through native forest alongside a mountain stream to a waterfall.

In the afternoon we offer you a choice between a wonderful helicopter scenic flight over the misty mountains with 2 hours guided hike included (4.5h activity)

–or–

A more relaxing 2-hour cruise of Lake Wanaka with landing and walk on Stevensons Island where you will be able to see New Zealand native flora and fauna.

 

DAY 3 – Trails of Middle-Earth full-day tour

Take a morning shuttle or drive over the spectacular Crown Range Pass through Cardrona and continue via Lake Hayes to Queenstown.

As one of the first LOTR companies in New Zealand, we have amassed a wonderful selection of locations, site and scenes to bring the fantasy movies to life. No other tour can offer you what you will find on this tour.

Some tour highlights:

  • Some of the finest scenery in the world NZ$15,000 worth of weapons and costume items for you to handle and photograph.
  • A marvelous lunch served in a restaurant.
  • View and handle some “top secret” items from the making of the movies.
  • A full commentary on the areas travelled through as well as all the LOTR and Hobbit gossip and stories you want to hear.

We say goodbye around 17:30, when the tour ends.

Pricing

Package cost per person for two or more people:

December – April

Heli Hike tour option:

  • NZ$1865 in standard accommodation
  • NZ$2045 in luxury accommodation

Lake Cruise tour option:

  • NZ$955 in standard accommodation
  • NZ$1135 in luxury accommodation

May – August

Heli Hike tour option:

  • NZ$1560 in standard accommodation
  • NZ$1675 in luxury accommodation

Lake Cruise tour option:

  • NZ$685 in standard accommodation
  • NZ$800 in luxury accommodation

September – November

Heli Hike tour option:

  • NZ$1625 in standard accommodation
  • NZ$1790 in luxury accommodation

Lake Cruise tour option:

  • NZ$740 in standard accommodation
  • NZ$915 in luxury accommodation

Cost Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Half-day Wanaka River Journeys tour
  • Either Heli Hike tour or Stevensons Island Cruise tour
  • Full-day Lord of the Rings tour with lunch (from Queenstown)

Family prices available on application.

Bookings

Please submit your details below and our tour manager will contact you to discuss your specific tour requirements so we can personalise your adventure of a lifetime.

Contact Us

NZ Freephone 0800 568 759

International +64 21 2633 318

info@lordoftheringstours.co.nz