Welcome to Pure Glenorchy Tours – NZ Owned Family Business

Est 2005

We are a family team that is passionate about Lord of the Rings and Glenorchy!  Both our guides and ourselves have a genuine love of the area and look forward to giving you an unforgettable experience.  Operating since 2005, taking pride in delivering a great tour every time.

Mark and Trina Holmes - Owners/Operators

We decided to establish Pure Glenorchy Tours because were captivated by our stunning local scenery and our love of Lord of the Rings.

We love to show off the absolute beauty of Glenorchy and its surrounding natural areas to our visitors. As International tourism graduates with experience in the Queenstown tourism industry, we have learned the true value of personal service.

We take pride in each and every trip. Our team does their best to ensure all of our guests leave with the sense of awe we felt; the first time we experienced the wonder of Glenorchy.

Your Tour Guide Jason Jobsis

A friendly, informative kiwi guide!  Jason has a love for films and is a huge LOTR fan.  He has starred as a extra in movies and loves the outdoors of NZ!  He has a hidden talent as a black belt in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Quote from a happy tour guest:  “Our guide Jason was very knowledgeable not only about the filming of LOTR, but also the local region. We learned interesting local facts about the filming and behind the scenes tidbits.  Wonderful tour, I highly recommend.”

Your Tour Guide Kim Godby

Kim has a love for the Lord of the Rings Movies and New Zealand in general.  She grew up in Southland, New Zealand and has travelled extensively. In her spare time you may see her taking her mighty red Kawasaki Ninja motorbike for a spin.

Quote from a happy tour guest: “ It was a fantastic tour.  Kim was an excellent source of knowledge about the area and the LOTR movie locations, trivia and the books. I would highly recommend it to anyone, as even if you’re not a LOTR fan you will see some fantastic scenery. “

Locally owned and operated family business since 2005.

Friendly local guides with a vast knowledge and passion for the area.

Pure Glenorchy guests travel in comfortable 4WD vehicles with all seats forward facing.

We enjoy sharing stories and showing film locations of Lord of the Rings and the recently released Hobbit trilogy.

We are proud of our 100% safety record and stringent safety procedures are observed at all times.

Pure Glenorchy is recognised as one of NZ’s leading tourism businesses by being licensed to carry the Qualmark New Zealand tourism official mark of quality.