Southern Lakes 4-Day (3-Night) Lord-of-the-Rings Tour
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Amberley, North Canterbury
- Product code: PM9F6K
Private tour with personal guide, visit LOTR filming locations ion your dream holiday to New Zealand. Fabulous scenic tour from Christchurch to Queenstown. It includes a visit to spectacular Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park.
Day 1 - Christchurch to Queenstown via Southern Alps and Lakes
Starting in Christchurch the garden city and gateway to the South Island
of New Zealand we travel to Queenstown the Adventure Capital of NZ and
one of the most well-known picture postcard scenery locations in NZ.
Your dream holiday will start with an amazing day of touring, we will
visit Edoras nestled deep in the high country, it is one of the most
glorious locations of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. View the Pelennor
battle fields from ‘The Return of the King’, the River Anduin and
location for the Pillars of the Kings before arriving at spectacular
Queenstown the adventure capital of New Zealand 4 star accommodation
awaits you in central Queenstown with an extensive range of dining
options and shops to explore.
Day 2 - Te Anau and Milford Sound (Fiordland)
Visit the beautiful Fiordland World Heritage Park. Travel to the
spectacular Milford Sound an ecological and natural wonderland that will
take your breath away. Enjoy an exciting adventure exploring the mighty
Fiords on a Milford Sound boat cruise where you can see waterfalls,
dolphins, seals and much more, overnighting in Te Anau with time to
relax and enjoy the town on the edge of Lake Te Anau (New Zealand’s
second largest lake) option to experience an evening glow worm tour.
Day 3 - Te Anau to Queenstown
Time to enjoy some local Queenstown attractions before your afternoon
Lord of the Rings Tour to discover the back country scenery of Glenorchy
and the Dart River visit the filming locations for Isengard, the
Ithilien Camp, Lothlorien forest and the Seat of Seeing/ Battle of Amon
Hen, plus filming locations from The Hobbit trilogy! This scenic safari
offers breathtaking mountain and forest views along the shore of Lake
Wakatipu towards Glenorchy and the Paradise Valley. Beyond Glenorchy
travel up the Dart Valley to the filming location for Isengard, set
amongst snow-capped mountains beside the turquoise waters of the Dart
River This setting offers views of Mt Earnslaw and its hanging glacier,
used in the first instalment of The Hobbit trilogy. Explore the Paradise
Forest, the location for the Forest of Lothlorien. Leaving Glenorchy
and returning towards Queenstown we stop at 12 Mile Delta to explore the
location of the Ithilien Camp.
Day 4 - Queenstown (and returning to Christchurch)
You have the option of enjoying some Queenstown Must Do activities like the world famous, thrilling
Shotover Jet Boat ride with 30 minutes of action packed, adrenaline
pumping fun and the scenic Gondola ride (Cable car) one of the steepest
in the world to the Skyline Queenstown and take in the spectacular
mountain and lake views while having lunch.
As your tour draws to an end choose to either stay on in Queenstown, be dropped off
at the airport or be driven back to Christchurch with your guide.
- 3 nights’ accommodation
Pick-up from Christchurch.
Drop off either Queenstown or Christchurch