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

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Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)
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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
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
37 Shotover Street , 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

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This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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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Rugged, Awesome, Naturally Beautiful NZ
, Jul 2022
We loved the whole experience. Can't get enough of the rugged, awesome, natural beauty of the Wakatipu basin in New Zealand. And coming from a very different part of the world where we probably have visitors that say much the same things of our landscape, this experience definitely makes me appreciate more what we have back home. And Peter was not so bad himself (actually excellent) being our very knowledgeable guide and historian. Go St. Kevin's!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Rolo, thank you so much for your kind review. That's the beauty about traveling, makes you fall in love with different aspects of life, nature, the people, the scenery... and gives you a whole new perspective about home. Awesome to know you had a great time with Peter exploring Queenstown :) Thank you for adventuring with us.
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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