Safari of the Scenes - Wakatipu Basin

The perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off road adventure but also want to discover exciting Lord of the Rings film locations and enjoy spectacular scenery. Don't forget to bring your camera!

$185.00 - $275.00
$90.00 - $180.00

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The Wakatipu Basin tour takes you to The Remarkables, which were used as various mountains throughout the trilogy. You will enjoy a birds eye view onto Deer Park Heights, which was used for the refugees of Rohan and the Battle of the Wargs scenes.

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Travelling from The Remarkables we head to the Kawarau Gorge where the Pillars of the Kings were filmed. The trip then heads to Arrowtown, where you will experience some true off road adventure. Following a historic gold mining road up the Arrow River you will cross the river to get to the Ford of Bruinen and try your hand at gold panning.

You will travel to the entrance of Skippers Canyon where you will be offered spectacular panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin and over the Skippers Road.


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Physical address

Safari of the Scenes - Wakatipu Basin, Info&Track/Snow, 37 Shotover Street, Central Queenstown, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
7am to 9pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
on the edge

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $185.00 - $275.00
(14 year(s) and under)
$90.00 - $180.00
Further pricing information:
Rate is valid from 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2017

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