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4WD & Dart River Jet Combo Queenstown


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Which exact Lord of the rings locations, do you see on this combo tour?
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Hi Tasmin. The 4WD and Dart River Jet Combo from Queenstown is made up of two half day tours. The first of which is the dart River Jet boat safari in the morning which takes you to the town of Glenorchy located an hour from Queenstown at the head of Lake Wakatipu. From there you will venture into the Mt Aspiring National Park where many scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. View the Red Beech trees of Lothlorien or the hillocks that hosted Beorn's house in the recently released Hobbit: the desolation of Smaug. Behind them the Misty Mountains rear their heads and the Greenwood spreads. Ian Brodie, author of the official Lord of the Rings Guidebook commented that "there is more Middle Earth in Glenorchy than any other part of New Zealand".

After your jetboat safari you will be taken back to the Queenstown area where you will enjoy an afternoon of four wheel driving with Nomad Safaris on the Wakatipu Basin tour. Catch sight of the Misty Mountains and the Pillars of Argonath where Isildur fell, as well as the Ford of Bruinen. Peer down at Deer Park Heights, where the battle of the Wargs was fought and where the Rohan refugees marched. You will also enjoy gold panning, river crossings by four wheel drive, weather permitting, and excellent views of the Queenstown and Arrowtown surrounds. You will be treated to a visual smorgasbord that includes towns, large tracts of rolling farmland, dramatic canyons, imposing mountains, rugged bush and the renowned Kawarau Bridge Bungy.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 28th Apr 15 at 11:29

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