Dart River Safaris and Paradise Discovery Tour

This is proving to be such a popular combination for visitors to Queenstown. It involves a full day in the Glenorchy region surrounded by mountains, national park, LOTR locations and unique access to areas of Private Property taking you away from the crowds and other tour operators.
You may select walking options, special photography locations or simply immerse yourself in this peaceful environment, we have the time to meet your interests.

A typical day may follow this schedule.
Pick up from Queenstown accommodation at a sensible hour 9am and travel west following Lake Wakatipu to Bennetts Bluff, views to Mt Earnslaw the Hobbit walk.
Then we drive deep into back country to the front row overlooking the Dart River and Humboldt Mountains, viewing Isengard from LOTR.
This location from private property gives you panoramic views up the Dart Valley framed with a backdrop to Mt Cosmos and Mt Pluto flanked by Mt Earnslaw.
Lunch is provided at a private Diamond Lake location or at Kinloch Lodge, from Kinloch there is the option of a Dart Wilderness Jet boat Safari up river 1 hour duration, then continuing the land based tour at Paradise Beach.

Exploring Middle earth
Exploring Middle earth


The afternoon is flexible  to meet your interests visit a High Country Station, woolshed on sheep farm, Lake Reid renown for Birdlife paradise ducks and black swans or a relaxed easy grade walk on Mt Alfred. Further sights in the  Paradise Valley include, Diamond lake, Arcadia Homestead, LOTR movie sights,Isengard, Lothlorien, Misty Mountains and Beorn’s house from the Desolation of Smaug the Hobbit.

Travel by comfortable 4WD with forward facing seats, relax as we share what is a very special part of New Zealand. Why else did Sir Peter Jackson select sights in this region for his movies, such raw beauty inspired him!
Your day ends back in Queenstown around 5pm.
NOTE : The day does not need to centre around movie locations, you may have an interest in high country farm life or simply desire to walk on remote trails in this pristine environment.
Contact us today to discuss your options for the day, let us show you what is possible…..

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