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From Christchurch: Full-Day Lord of the Rings Tour to Edoras

4.8 / 5

23 reviews

From Christchurch: Full-Day Lord of the Rings Tour to Edoras

From US$ 203.84 per person

Discover Middle-earth and visit the spectacular Alpine location of Edoras from the Lord of the Rings trilogy on a full-day tour through the scenic landscapes of Mount Potts in the upper reaches of the Rangitata Valley.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Visit Middle-earth from the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • See movie locations, including the backdrop to Helms Deep and the Misty Mountains
  • View exclusive behind the scenes photos of the construction of Edoras
  • Take photos of replica swords and flags from the films
Full description
Depart Christchurch and travel to the remote backcountry region of Mount Potts by 6WD vehicle. Discover first-hand how the peaceful mountain location was transformed into Edoras, the capital of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Get back to nature and soak up the unspoiled beauty as you encounter lakes of sparkling water and rivers that glisten blue. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, and take a short guided walk to stand on the mountain summit for exceptional views. Get the chance to take souvenir photos of movie prop swords and flags, and listen to an informative commentary from your guide along the way.
  • Picnic lunch, including a delicious sandwich, sweet treat and juice, and water or a glass of sparkling wine
    Covid-19 precautions

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    Meeting point

    Meet outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Jacket

    Know before you go

    • Please wear a warm jacket and sensible footwear
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 23 reviews

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    The tour started in the warm Christchurch in the windy, rainy Rohan Valley. After Edoras, even in bad weather, it was worth an experience through rivers and streams. Our guide struggled through and made the experience unique to the top of the mountain accounts but Dan made up for it through the stories and background knowledge. Many thanks to Maria our guide for this day

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    December 7, 2019

    Excellent day out

    A fantastic day out. Maria was our guide and she was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and a safe driver. We had beautiful weather and it was such a buzz to be on top of Mt Sunday imagining Edoras where the views are spectacular. We had a lovely lunch in a lodge on the way back and saw lots of short videos about LOTR. One of the best days out I had in NZ and Maria was a big part of that...thanks Maria!

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    August 22, 2019

    Being a lord of the ring fan - This is a MUST ! Our guide, Christ (with a K) came to our hotel to pick us up. He is a die hard fan of lord of the ring. He shared the experiences, stories & details of the filming of lord of the ring even showed some behind the scenes of the filming. This recapped my memories of the movie. When we arrived, we trekked to the top which will take about 10-15mins (beware of cow dung & rabbit holes). Steps were steep but manageable. Beautiful view from the top ! With props, the pictures looks stunning. Recommended tour for fans like me !

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    May 23, 2019

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