Speed Boat Cruise + Forest Hike + Lord of the Rings Filming Locations

Speed Boat Cruise + Forest Hike + Lord of the Rings Filming Locations

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You would like

The forest hike
The region's superb landscapes, including those seen in the Lord of the Rings
The speed boat cruise on the clear waters of the Dart River

Essential information *

6 hours


* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Make the most of New Zealand's fabulous landscapes on this day of adventure:

  • Speedboat cruise

Leave Queenstown and head to the Dart River for a speedboat cruise! You will travel along the river's various watercourses while surrounded by snowcapped peaks, valleys and waterfalls!

  • Forest hike

In the company of your guide, you will take a short hike along the "Heritage Trail". You will spend 30 to 40 minutes learning all about the fauna and flora, as well as the history of the forest and the Maoris who live in the region (commentary in English).

  • Discover the Lord of the Rings filming locations

Your tour will end with a car trip along the winding mountain roads. From there you will look out over the superb landscapes and enjoy the exceptional views. You will also be able to see several sites that feature in the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy!

At the end of this exciting day you will be driven back to Queenstown!

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability:

- May to October: 8am or 12-noon

- November to April: 8am or 12:30pm

(apart from exceptional dates)

  • Duration: 6 hours approx.
  • To take part in this activity, simply present your voucher to the local tour operator on the day
  • Please note: for safety reasons, children under the age of 5 may not take part in this excursion
  • Reminder: lunch is not included with this tour. We therefore recommend bringing food for a picnic

Price includes

  • The speed boat ride on the River Dart (1 hour 30 mins)
  • The 30–40-minute hike through an ancient forest
  • The minibus tour to see the numerous landscapes and sites used in the Lord of the Rings films
  • A professional guide (commentary in English)
  • Return transport from central Queenstown

Price doesn’t include

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras



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