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 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.
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…
Our Scenic Tours
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…
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…
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…
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…