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Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Enjoy an off-road adventure in the wild of New Zealand on this half-day Wakatipu Basin 4-wheel drive tour from Queenstown. Cruise along off-road routes toward the Remarkables mountain range — widely used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Admire panoramic views over Deer Park Heights and the Kawarau Gorge, and then head onward to the historic gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown. Traverse bumpy river crossings along the Arrow River, and pan for gold on the riverbank. Then gaze over the Wakatipu Basin from Coronet Peak en route back to Queenstown.
  • Lord of the Rings and Wakatipu Basin 4WD tour
  • Visit prime filming locations from the Lord of The Rings
  • See the the Remarkables mountain range, Deer Park Heights, and Kawarau Gorge
  • Drive through the Arrow River, and mine for gold
  • Stop for a rest break over a cup of tea
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon departure time
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Transport by 4WD vehicle with your driver/guide
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Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • min 2 per tour for confirmed departure, min 4 on NZ public holidays
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nomad Safaris
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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A lovely tour
, Feb 2020
I really enjoyed the experience I got on this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area. Each of the stops we made were nice and we were never rushed. The scenery was beautiful and the trail rides were very fun. I felt very safe the entire time, even when driving down a mountain with sheer drops. I would highly recommend this excursion as a fun way to see the stunning landscapes around Queenstown.
Very ice trip, e saw a lot of...
Baptiste B
, May 2016
Very ice trip, e saw a lot of beautifull places, very nice guide

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