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Nomad Safaris operates 4WD tours into the heart of New Zealand high country, the embodiment of the Middle-earth of Tolkien's imagination. A "Safari of the Scenes" tour gives a spectacular look at the diversity of the scenery in the area.
Duration: 4 hours
Group Size: 2 to 100+
Transport: 4WD Land Rover Defender
Activity: 4WD sightseeing tour
Encounter Lord of The Rings filming locations including: Misty Mountains, Pillars of the Kings and Ford of Bruinen.
Experience real off road driving with exciting river crossings.
Explore gold mining history and try your hand at gold panning.
Full commentry and plenty of photo opportunities.
Set in the Wakatipu Basin, the tour offers you a glimpse of the film locations of Minas Tirith, Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings (Argonath), the site of Isildur's fall, and the Ford of Bruinen. You'll also overlook Deer Park Heights, where the Rohan refugees and the battle with the Wargs were filmed. This tour also offers goldpanning, 4WD river crossings (when conditions permit) and a great overview of the diverse scenery of the Queenstown/Arrowtown area - from towns, to rolling farmland, rugged canyons, mountains, and bush and the famous Kawarau Gorge bungy bridge.
Departs: Queenstown 8:30am & 1:30pm
Pick up: Central Queenstown accommodations / Informatino center
- Includes morning or afternoon tea
- Includes accommodation pick up and drop off