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Safari of the Scenes - Wakatipu Basin

Half Day Tour

Price from £44 per person

A Nomad Safaris vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation for your transfer to the departure point of your tour. This scenic Lord of the Rings tour is based around the Wakatipu Basin and combines an off road adventure with visits to several filming sites, including The Remarkables (The Misty Mountains), Deer Park Heights (The Battle of the Wargs) and the Kawarau Gorge (Argonath / Pillars of the Kings). The tour then heads out to Arrowtown where the loss of The One Ring at Gladden Fields was filmed. Experience some true off-roading by following a historic gold mining road up the Arrow River before crossing to get to the Ford of Bruinen. At this point a rest is taken for morning or afternoon tea and you can try your hand at gold panning. Afterwards, the tour continues to the entrance of Skippers Canyon for spectacular panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin.


Hotel pick up/drop off Queenstown accommodation
Gold panning


Months: Year Round  
Days: Daily  
Duration: Half Day
Starts: 08:30  
Ends: 12:30
Starts: 13:30  
Ends: 17:30
Limited capacity available on Christmas Day