Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand
Journey to Middle Earth: Lord of the Rings High Country
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Approximately 9 hours
Join this journey to the remote and beautiful Southern Alps of New Zealand. Your local tour guide will provide entertaining and informative commentary on many aspects of Christchurch, Canterbury and the Lord of the Rings filming location. But you don't have to be a Lord of the Rings fan to enjoy this amazing day out.
Take a scenic journey over the farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the breathtaking Rakaia Gorge and the country town of Rakaia.
Stop for a morning snack before heading inland towards the heart of the Southern Alps. A photo stop at Lake Clearwater reveals a spectacular alpine lake with stunning views over the lake to the Southern Alps. This is the stuff of lasting memories.
Continue to Mt Potts Station, also known as Edoras in Middle Earth vernacular. You will see firsthand why this remote and beautiful location was chosen for filming the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoiled beauty of the high country, with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers, rugged mountain ranges, and crisp mountain air.
Enjoy free time to explore this magical landscape and to have your photo taken with Lord of the Rings replica swords.
Travel a short distance to Mt Somers Village for a delicious lunch; then, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery en route back to Akaroa.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.