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High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown

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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.

What You'll Get

After hotel pickup in Queenstown, hop aboard a 4-passenger 4WD vehicle for a half–day adventure over Mount Earnslaw Station, right into the heart of New Zealand’s high country. Your guide has exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station, a 130-year-old working farm set in the spectacular alpine environment of the Paradise Valley at the head of Lake Wakatipu. 

You will gain real insight into country life in this remote region, where LOTR fiming locations can be viewed along with plenty of walking options to secluded vantage points for the ultimate photograph.

No visit to the area is complete without a visit to Glenorchy village. First surveyed in 1864, it has fluctuated in numbers over the years with activities including gold mining, sawmilling, scheelite mining, farming, and more recently filmmaking with what may be the smallest library in the world.

Throughout the tour you will hear commentary and historical, cultural, and geographic anecdotes from your guide. This itinerary is flexible and able to cater to your interests. Optional activities  include vising an operational woolshed where in season 1,500 sheep are shorn in a day; touring Diamond Lake flanked, by Mt. Alfred and Mt. Earnslaw; and riding the 4WD across farmland to Lake Reid where black swans and paradise ducks live all year-round.

Finish with the return drive to Queenstown and drop-off at your hotel.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A small amount of walking but not essential
  • National park fees
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD

  • Personal expenses

4 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Queenstown accommodations

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.