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Trails of Middle Earth

The Lord of the Rings Sightseeing Experts/NERDS!

Queenstown, New Zealand

Epic Adventures to the Real Middle Earth and Back Again

We’ll take you to the original film locations and put YOU in the scene while narrating humorous and intriguing tales from the time of filming. Join us for your personalised journey through the real Middle Earth.

Dramatic scenic view through a valley with jagged stones and snow capped mountains in the background

Epic Scenery

Experience in person the panoramic wonders that were used to portray Middle Earth in the movies. From mountain ranges to green pastures and bush walks. Discover New Zealand at its best.

Tour guide at river with tourists explaining a film scene with a printout from the movie

Knowledgeable Guides

Our superior knowledge and passion are unsurpassed. In fact we call ourselves “NERDS” because of our obsession with everything “Rings”. We will wow you with stories, anecdotes and a wealth of background information of all things Lord of the Rings.

A variety of different prop swords, helmets and axes layed out on a red velvet sheet

Authentic Props

We have the largest range of authentic licensed replica props including swords, axes, daggers, helmets and much more. We also have copies of the original scripts and production call sheets, adding so much more depth to your Middle Earth experience!

An introduction to Lord of the Rings Tours

We can prove 100% that we have taken you to the exact locations used in the trilogy.

Tour Features

  • Proudly New Zealand (NZ) owned LOTR and Hobbit tours in Queenstown.
  • One of the trusted tourism companies awarded with an exclusive license by DOC (Department of Conservation) to provide environmentally friendly tours.
  • Pick-up/drop-off is available from Queenstown accommodations (by request only).
  • Professional, knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
  • Original movie sites and epic adventures.
  • We provide LOTR stylish and comfortable 4WD vans, one of the best stress-free travels you deserve, suitable for all.

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Book our adventure tours below now for a sensational Lord of The Rings experience.

Tourists posing as Argonath overlooking the river movie location

Half Day in Middle Earth

Join us for our captivating half-day Lord of the Rings tour. Travel to locations used for filming the Lord of the Rings trilogy around the Queenstown region. See and experience spectacular landscapes featured in the films.

Scenic landscapes of lake and mountains

Full Day in Middle Earth

Combine our Half Day in Middle Earth tour with a second half day adventure that explores even more epic Middle Earth landscapes and film locations. A must-have experience for die-hard LOTR fans.

Illustration of elven pattern with a gift box and ribbon

Gift Voucher

Give your friends and family an experience they’ll never forget! Purchase one of our Tour gift vouchers for them to redeem at their convenience. They then have the flexibility to choose a date that suits their schedule.

Couple dressed in Lord of the Rings costumes re-enacting a battle scene

Private Tour – Half Day in Middle Earth

Your very own personal half-day Lord of the Rings tour. Travel to locations used for filming the Lord of the Rings trilogy around the Queenstown region. See and experience spectacular landscapes featured in the films.

Couple dressed in Lord of the Rings costumes re-enacting a battle scene

Private Tour – Full Day in Middle Earth

Your very own personal tour that combines our Half Day in Middle Earth tour with a second half day adventure that explores even more epic Middle Earth landscapes and film locations. A must-have experience for die-hard LOTR fans.

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