Lord Of The Rings Tours Queenstown Glenorchy

Trusted LOTR Experts Since 2005

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tours,
Queenstown & Glenorchy

Take a journey with our expert guides deep into Middle Earth and explore unique Lord of the Rings locations around Queenstown and Glenorchy.

Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit the breathtaking and magical landscapes that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings movies & Hollywood blockbusters like X-men Origins, Wolverine & The Chronicles of Narnia.

We offer you exclusive access to the awe inspiring scenery of Arcadia Station & Paradise, right in the heart of the Southern Lakes region.


Exclusive Filming Locations

Exclusive access to film locations in Arcadia Station

That’s right… Middle Earth is right on our doorstep and we have exclusive access to its heart. Join us in exploring filming locations on private land for; The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Stories and secrets will be shared by our guides who have great insight into the filming and the local areas involved.


World Heritage Park

Experience some of the world’s most spectacular scenery in the Mt Aspiring World Heritage Park and along NZ’s most scenic highway; the Glenorchy Road.

You will come away with the most breathtaking scenic photos and magical memories. We are one of the few tour companies approved by the Department of Conservation to enter the World Heritage Park.


World Heritage Park
Intimate Tour Groups

Intimate Tour Groups

Travel in small intimate groups with our local guides, who have a real passion and knowledge of the area.

Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys. Explore the unique flora and fauna and get up close to New Zealand’s unique birdlife.


Travellers’ Choice 2022

Pure Glenorchy have always received fantastic ratings on Tripadvisor, thanks to our enthusiastic customers and passionate tour guides.

This year we are delighted to have been awarded the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Award. Our Lord Of The Rings Tour was voted #8 in the Top Experiences category for the whole of New Zealand! The perfect reason to experience it for yourself…


Pure Glenorchy Travellers' Choice Award 2022

Our Scenic Tours

Gold Tour

LOTR Scenic Tour

Take a journey with our expert guides deep into Middle Earth & explore the heart of Lothlorien Forest and beyond. A unique  must do tour experience that will take you through Queenstown, Glenorchy and beyond…

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Skippers Canyon Tour

Take a journey along one of New Zealands most dangerous roads! Our experienced guides will keep you safe as we follow the world famous Shotover River on an historic gold miners trail…

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Macetown Tour

Our historic Macetown 4×4 scenic tour is specially designed for guests that want a true New Zealand Back Country Experience. The journey to Macetown is a thrilling once in a lifetime 4×4 adventure…

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Private Charters

Experience a half day Lord of the Rings scenic location tour or Heritage & Culture scenic tour, led by our expert guide on your very own private charter. Or plan your own excursion through Queenstownm Glenorchy, Gibbston and beyond…

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Pure Glenorchy Blog

Exclusive Access with Pure Glenorchy

It’s not every day you get the chance to venture into a world you’ve only ever seen on a TV screen. We’ve all dreamt what it would be like to walk through the wardrobe to Narnia or spend…

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3 Most Photographed Lord of the Rings Locations

Visiting the key LOTR locations is on the bucket list of every Lord of the Rings fan. Our top 3 most photographed and requested Lord of the Rings Locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy area are: Isengard Lookout Set…

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