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Paradise Valley Full Day Tour

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Paradise Valley full day tour is the perfect activity for families and small groups, offering flexibility to accommodate your personal interests whether they be walking, photography or viewing movie locations of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. This tour will allow you to leave your worries behind as you take your time exploring all the Glenorchy region has to offer. It is the ultimate tour for those wanting a leisurely day with great food, and optional walks. So if you’re looking for stunning views and exclusive locations then this tour is for you.

What You'll Get

Start the day with hotel pick up 9am and travel on one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand to Glenorchy at the western end of Lake Wakatipu. Not far from there, venture onto Private Property, a 20,000 acre (8,093 hectares) sheep and beef farm where you gain access up 4WD trails into the heart of Middle Earth from

Lord of the Rings.

Your first stop there is in the "front row" overlooking Isengard from

Lord of the Rings. Take a short walk into a native beach forest, a tranquil moment in this mountain setting. This is the ultimate photography location elevated above the Dart River with views over Mt. Aspiring National Park to snow-capped mountains beyond.

At lunchtime, have a picnic lunch on the mountain or a cafe lunch at Kinloch nestled by the lake shore a beautiful peaceful setting. The afternoon is spent further exploring a trail above Diamond Lake, there is the opportunity for some walking and an opportunity to see farm activities should they be available on the day. A visit to the sheep shearing woolshed is a must where once a year 5,000 sheep are shorn, numerous farm animals are sprinkled across this amazing home for them called the Paradise Valley.

Venturing further up the valley beyond Diamond Lake, see the majestic Arcadia Homestead and further movie locations from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies before returning via Glenorchy to Queenstown. Refreshments are included, this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks, cookies & fresh fruit
  • Live commentary on board

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch, a stop is made at a local bakery for you to purchase a bread roll, wrap or salad.

Departure Point
Accommodation points in Queenstown

Departure Time
9:00 AM

7 to 8 hours

Return Details
Accommodation points in Queenstown

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Private Discovery Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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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.