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Experience - New Zealand

Lord of the Rings panoramic flight over Glenorchy & surroundings


  • Helicopter flight over Lothlórien

  • Fly over the river where Sam and Frodo paddled

  • See Dunharrow from above


We will take you to the top today. Experience a great flight to the most important film sets of the Lord of the Rings movie adaptations.


Oceania & South Pacific

  1. New Zealand
  2. South Island New Zealand

Take-off is high above the Kawarau River - this was the setting for the Anduin River. Then you will fly to Mount Aspiring - do the landscapes from the second part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy look familiar? The area around Mount Earnslaw was also the setting for Lothlórien. This is where the companions Galandriel and Celeborn met and where the Battle of Amon took place, in which Boromir was defeated. Can you remember the scene where Saruman meets Gandalf in Isengard and is then captured in the tower? After you land in Glenorchy, your pilot will tell you to what extent Glenorchy Air was involved in the shooting of the film. Then you will take off again and fly towards Greenstone Valley - the setting of Dunharrow. After another 10-minute flight, you will see the Mavora Lakes from the air. Here Sam and Frodo paddled over the Nen Hithoel lake.

The experience will surely linger in your memory for years to come.

Services & Notes

  • Departure: 09:30 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Meeting point: Queenstown Airport, transfers from centrally located hotels possible
  • All year round
  • Number of participants: min. 2 persons, max. 7 persons by plane
  • Duration: 1,5 / 2,5 h
  • Guide: yes
  • Appropriate footwear is required
  • Please note that the excursion is weather dependent and subject to change.


  • Helicopter flying is an exciting experience, but not entirely devoid of danger. You will go on this experience at your own risk. We will be very happy to arrange this experience with one of our local partners. You will find more information in your offer.

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