If you’re a movie fan or lover of beautiful landscapes, take the opportunity to see film locations from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ films on this Middle-earth tour from Queenstown. You’ll tour the countryside by 4WD and visit the locations where the Fortress of Isengard, Forest of Lothlorien and other famous Peter Jackson scenes were filmed. Discover why New Zealand is the movie directors’ choice for film locations, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
• 4.25 hours
Discover the untamed beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park on this full-day Dart River 'funyak' (inflatable canoe) and jet boat tour from Queenstown! Travel by coach to Glenorchy, where your adventure begins, and then hop aboard a jet boat and ride up the picturesque Dart River. Speeding through a landscape of outstanding natural beauty, your tour passes the 'Middle-earth' countryside that featured in the popular 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. In a secluded stretch of the river, swap the boat for your own easy-to-handle funyak and then paddle behind your attentive guide before stopping for a buffet lunch in the great outdoors!No previous canoeing experience is required on this tour, and your guide will paddle at a leisurely pace to suit the group.
• 9 hours
Discover New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu and Mt Nicholas high country on a catamaran cruise and 4WD tour from Queenstown. Cruise to the lake’s western shore while hearing informative commentary from your captain. Visit a merino sheep farm, then hop into a 4WD vehicle and zip into the mountains for a bird's-eye view on the stunning region. Take short walks on the mountain, and enjoy a light Farmers Platter lunch before returning to Queenstown by boat.
• 3.5 hours
Journey deep into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt Aspiring National Park on this wilderness adventure from Queenstown. On this 6-hour tour, combine the thrill of an exhilarating jet-boat ride down the Dart River with a guided forest walk and a backcountry safari. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and mysterious hidden valleys, this is an area of exceptional natural beauty. Your expert guide will bring to life the variety of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife within this unique area, as well as captivating stories of the original Maori people and the region’s early pioneers.
• 6 hours
Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a 2-hour cruise traveling the full length of the fiord. Then board your Aircraft for a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to Glenorchy. Join an exhilarating wilderness jet boat ride on the Dart River, guided forest walk through ancient native beech and back-country bus tour before returning to Queenstown by coach.
• 10 hours
Enjoy exploring New Zealand’s gorgeous Lake Wakatipu on a catamaran cruise from Queenstown. Surrounded by stunning mountains including the Remarkables and the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake and a highlight of Queenstown. Your captain provides informative commentary about the sights and wildlife around the lake as you cruise to the western shore to take in the stunning scenery. Choose from a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to fit your schedule.
• 1.5 hours
Discover the most dramatic landscape you can skydive over! Located a stunning 45 minute drive from Queenstown, Skydive Southern Alps has small personalised groups and awesome staff. You will be skydiving over Lord of the Rings locations, a World Heritage area and Fiordland National Park with views of Mitre Peak in Milford Sound, Mt Aspiring, Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables.
• 4 hours
Venture on an exciting 4-hour tour by 4WD across private farmland in the heart of Middle-earth. Explore the Paradise Valley area in Glenorchy that and customize your itinerary with a small group. You decide whether you want to get lost in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movie locations, observe farm animals, go for a walk in stunning scenery, or practice your photography skills.
• 4.5 hours
Guaranteed window seats with unimpaired views as you fly to Milford Sound through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty.Once in Milford Sound, your pilot will accompany you from the airport to the boat terminal. Everything is organised for you, you don't have to worry about a thing! Step on board the Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise, lasting 1hr 45mins, you will travel the length of the Fiord and out to the Tasman Sea on a modern catamaran with large viewing decks.On the way back to Queenstown, you will be dropped off at the Glenorchy Airstrip. From there, Dart River Jet Safaris will take you on a spectacular journey through Mt Aspiring National Park on the Dart River Jet Boats.
• 8 hours
Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a two hour cruise travelling the full length of the fiord. Then board your helicopter for a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to Glenorchy with a spectacular alpine landing enroute. Join an exhilarating wilderness jetboat ride on the Dart River, guided forest walk through ancient native beech and back-country bus tour before returning to Queenstown by coach.
• 10 hours