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


  • Follow a former gold mining road via the Arrow River

  • View the Wakatipu Basin from Coronet Peak

  • Guide shares knowledge of the region and provides tea


Follow a former gold mining road via the Arrow River

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

LOTR fans and their companions are welcome on this off-road adventure. Depart Queenstown aboard a 4WD vehicle for the rugged roads of the Wakatipu Basin. In addition to panning for gold alongside the Arrow River, your guide will help you discover a variety of filming locations for “The Lord of the Rings.”

What’s included?

  • Transport by 4WD vehicle with your driver/guide

  • Gold panning

  • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Lunch

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Nomad Safaris

About operator:

Nomad Safaris offers guided 4WD and Quad Bike tours around the Queenstown Lakes area. Half or full day and charter options are available. We offer very popular tours to Lord of The Rings filming locations where you can experience the phenomenon that is LOTR. We also run tours to Skippers Canyon or Macetown where you visit old goldmining ghost towns and hear about the unique history of pioneer New Zealand and have a go at goldpanning for yourself.

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