Lord of the Rings Tour Packages


Welcome to Arrowtown, Born of Gold and home to Lord of the Rings locations.

This package is for those who would love to visit a Lord of the Rings/LOTR/ SLS1 (2) (JPG - 64kb) location or two in their own time as well as visit them on tour. Learn all the information about the location with your guide and then perhaps return later to spend more time there.

Arrowtown is about 20 minutes from the busy tourist mecca of Queenstown, guaranteeing an excellent nights' sleep. You will stay in a fantastically appointed apartment with access to an indoor swimming pool and (for those magnificent LOTR fans) - a wonderful library of Lord of The Rings books and DVDs.

DAY 1 - Arrive in Arrowtown

  • Arrive in Arrowtown by car or transfers are available from Queenstown Airport.
  • Check into Arrowfield Luxury Apartments
  • Relax watching the trilogy on DVD or browse the library, perhaps have a swim or a workout in the gym.
  • Take a walk around the historic gold mining town and enjoy the scenery.
  • Dinner is at your leisure - we recommend Saffron in Arrowtown, where all the LOTR stars ate when filming in the area.


About Arrowfield Luxury Apartments:-

  • Set in a spectacular Alpine setting, moments away from the thriving, historic settlement of Arrowtown and an important Lord of the Rings location.
  • Our apartments offer under floor heating, gas fires with stone schist surrounds, the latest in entertainment systems, 2 ensuite bathrooms, fully equipped designer kitchens and drive in garage equipped with electric door & ski racks. A heated indoor lap pool, tennis court, gymnasium and walking tracks complete this exclusive experience.
  • Arrowfield provides a central base for the year round traveller to break free and experience and explore all the beautiful Queenstown region has to offer. For the avid skiers and
    boarders we are ideally located within easy distance of three of the areas ski fields, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, and Cardrona.
  • The solitude and charm of the countryside is everywhere yet there is action aplenty for all ages close by.


DAY 2 - Trails of Middle-earth full day tour/LOTR/ SLS1 (1) (JPG - 72kb)

  • A breakfast basket for two days is provided in your room at check in. Enjoy breakfast in a leisurely manner
  • Pick up for the tour is a civilised 9.45am

As one of the first Lord of The Rings companies in New Zealand, we have amassed a wonderful selection of locations, site and scenes to bring the fantasy movies to life. No other tour can offer you what you will find on this tour.


Some tour highlights:-

  • Some of the finest scenery in the world
  • NZ$15,000 worth of weapons and costume items for you to handle and photograph. 
  • A marvellous lunch served in a restaurant with views over the stunning Remarkables mountain range that featured heavily in the trilogy.
  • View and handle some "top secret" items from the making of the movies.
  • Entertaining and knowledgeable guides who have a passion for the books and movies an d can discuss as much detail as you like
  • Traveling in small groups for a personal and interactive experience
  • A full commentary on the areas travelled through as well as all the LOTR and Hobbit gossip and stories you want to hear

Take that one small step on a great adventure and let your fantasies take flight as you experience the reality of Middle-earth right here in Godzone - God's own.

DAY 3 - Jet Boating

  • Breakfast in your apartment/LOTR/ Kawarau Jet KJet_2012_04 (JPG - 449kb)
  • Check out at 10am
  • Leave you bags safely at Arrowfield as a complimentary taxi picks you up and takes you in to Queenstown and drops you at the Kawerau Jet.

Some trip highlights:-

  • In an unforgettable Jet boat experience you'll be transported from the sophisticated downtown area into the channels of two of New Zealand's most scenic rivers.
  • Across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and through the tranquil beauty of the willow lined Kawarau River, the Jet boat then speeds into the shallow, fast moving braids of the Shotover River. The 43 kilometre, hour long Jet boating adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown's waterways.
  • Unique glimpses of local life are afforded as the homes lining the lakeshore flash by, before passengers take in stunning views of the Remarkables mountain range and natural land formations. But it's not just the views and river gardens - the excitement begins in the Shotover River, where your driver's skills are challenged as he navigates the shallow, braided channels of this world-renowned river. At speeds of up to 85 kilometres per hour, in water often less than 10cm deep - this is where the Jet boat comes into its own.
  • When you return to the Main Town Pier you'll descend beneath the lake's surface to Underwater World where you can feed the fish that thrive close to the shore. /LOTR/ SLS1 (8) (JPG - 66kb)

Return to Arrowfield to collect your bags and say goodbye.

Or choose in advance to stay more nights and perhaps go skiing, play golf or enjoy the celebrated Central Otago wines. Maybe take time out to enjoy other activities in the region. Your hosts Scott and Teresa will happily assist with making bookings and can offer recommendations.

Cost per person

NZ$745 per person for two or more people, NZ$1160 for a single person. Family price available on application

Extra nights available: NZ$250 per night for two people.

Cost includes: - 2 nights accommodation, breakfast basket in your room for two mornings, Jet Boat tour, Full day Trails of Middle-earth tour including lunch, return taxi to Queenstown.