Wakatipu Basin Lord Of The Rings 4WD Tour From Queenstown

From USD 134.55
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:15am or 1:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Central Queenstown, Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, and Fernhill hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


An adventure safari packed with breathtaking scenery, thrilling 4WD action whilst discovering LOTR filming locations. Visit the filming locations of Minas Tirith, Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings (Argonath), Gladden Fields, the Ford of Bruinen and more. Travel an historic gold mining road, following the Arrow River, stop for an opportunity to try your hand at gold panning. Take in the spectacular panoramic views over the Wakatipu Basin.


  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

Following an 8:15a.m. or 1:30p.m. pickup at your central Queensland, Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, or Fernhill hotel, hop into your 4-wheel drive vehicle, and head out of town to start your 4-hour tour.

This is the perfect tour for those who want the thrills of an off-road adventure, but also want to see Lord of the Rings filming locations. See The remarkables, which were used as various mountains throughout the trilogy, including the Misty Mountains. Travelling part way up Queenstown hill, get a birds-eye view onto Deer Park Heights, which was used for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs movie scenes.

Travelling from The remarkables viewpoint, head to the Kawarau Gorge where the filming took place for the Argonath or Pillars of the Kings. Leaving the Kawarau Gorge, go to Arrowtown where the loss of The One Ring at Gladden Fields was shot. Near Arrowtown experience a true off-road adventure. Following a historic gold-mining road, cross the river to get to the Ford of Bruinen. At this point you can try your hand at gold panning.

From Arrowtown, travel to the entrance of Skippers canyon where you will be offered spectacular panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin. Your tour ends with a drive back to your hotel.


  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle with your driver/guide
  • Gold panning
  • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off Surrounding suburbs, Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others, by arrangement only


  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays