Journey to Middle Earth - Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot entirely in New Zealand with as many as nine individual units filming in remote and beautiful areas. This easy full day tour features the best of this dazzling landscape! Begin with a scenic journey over the Canterbury Plains to the breathtaking Rakaia River. Head inland towards the heart of the spectacular Southern Alps. At Lake Clearwater, enjoy a relaxing stroll for panoramic views of the mountains, forest, and a small village of holiday homes, the perfect backdrop for this alpine jewel. Next, at the home of Edoras, see why this remote and beautiful location was chosen for the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. Explore this magical landscape and the opportunity to have your photo taken with Lord of the Rings replica swords. Enjoy fantastic scenery in New Zealand's famous High Country, and the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful setting. Finally, travel back across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch for a short city tour.
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  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $299.99
    Children (12 & under) from $219.99


Photo opportunities abound


Enjoy morning tea and a delicious picnic lunch, including gourmet sandwichs, chocolates, sweet slice, fruit, a glass or two of New Zealand bubbly, tea, coffee and juice

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water
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