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From Queenstown: Into the Vale of the Wizards Tour

Product ID: 59035
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Into the Vale of the Wizards is the tour appealing to all Lord of the Rings fans. See how Sir Peter Jackson used the beautiful landscapes and woodlands of Paradise to bring Middle Earth to life. Explore Isengard, Ithilien, Beorn's House and many more.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Handle and photograph weapons and costume from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Be led by entertaining and knowledgeable guides
  • Visit locations such as Ithilien, Isengard, Beorn's House, Fangorn, ZirikZigal
  • See scenes from Narnia, Wolverine and The Water Horse
  • Enjoy lunch in a restaurant over looking Mount Earnslaw
Full description
Discover multiple Lord of the Rings locations as your guides whisk you away for a day long Middle Earth experience and take you on a journey you will never forget. You will be picked up at 10 AM outside the Station Information Centre. From there, you will travel alongside Lake Wakatipu to your first stop of the morning Ithilien you will explore where Frodo and Sam see the Oliphants. 

From Ithilien you will continue along Lake Wakatipu where the Water Horse was filmed stopping along the way for breathtaking views of the lake and Mount Aspiring National Park. Once arriving in Glenorchy you will head for some lunch in the Glenorchy restaurant (lunch is included in tour price) with views of Mount Earnslaw. After lunch you travel out towards Paradise where you will step onto the filming site of Beorn's House as seen in the Hobbit film. (This is on private property and we have exclusive access onto this wonderful site. Please note all film sets were taken down after filming)

You will see Isengard home to Orthanc tower, Gandalf rides to Isengard, Fangorn Forest, ZirikZigal (where Gandalf kills the Balrog) And also scenes from Wolverine and Narnia. Then its time to handle and photograph replica weapons from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. From there it is your time to leave Middle Earth and return to Queenstown.
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please wait outside the Station Information Centre, where the bus stop on Camp Street is

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From US$ 195.59 per person

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Southern Lakes Sightseeing

Product ID: 59035