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My girlfriend and I came to New Zealand from Sydney, Australia for our one year anniversary. The Edoras tour was the perfect way to start our holiday as we are both huge LOTR fans. For the money we paid we were completed satisfied. Hassle Free Tours provided an all day tour starting at 9 a.m and finishing in Christchurch at about 5:30 p.m. The tour guide Gjika (not sure of spelling) was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about New Zealand's history and environment. We had a great picnic lunch included and even some wine and dessert. But most special of all was the scenery. Going with the tour instead of driving ourselves ensured we could take it all in and take plenty of photos along the way. Also you would need a 4x4 to get all the way to Edoras. Once we arrived we were able hold replica weapons from the films and carry them up to Edoras for photo ops. I cannot describe how happy I was to be standing where all those great actors stood amongst the snow-capped mountains.

I would recommend this tour to anybody not just LOTR fans. Even without the success of the movie this place would hold it's own. I can't wait to come back in a few years.

- Kristian, Sydney, Australia

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Join us on the Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the LOTR filming location: remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country station, home of Mt Sunday. See how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of this breathtaking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air.

Tour Details

Tour price includes pick up and drop off from your central Christchurch accommodation and a delicious picnic lunch.

Departs: Christchurch at 9.00am. Methven at 10.45am*
Duration: Christchurch – 8.5 hours. Methven 5.5 hours


Adult: $259.00 (departing Christchurch)
Child: $179.00 (departing Christchurch)

Adult: $239.00 (departing Methven)
Child: $167.00 (departing Methven)

(Child = 14 years and under)


Lord of the Rings + Discover Christchurch Combo
Adult: $295.00 (departing Christchurch)
Child: $192.00 (departing Christchurch)

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Tour Highlights

  • Exciting 4WD adventure through several small streams and right onto Edoras itself.
    Take a short guided walk to stand on the summit of Edoras and enjoy as Eowyn did, the breathtaking 360º views.
  • Behind the scenes photos of Edoras under construction – exclusive to us!
    See the Misty Mountains and the area that formed the backdrop to Helms Deep.
  • Enjoy a delicious champagne picnic lunch.
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from our local Kiwi guides.
  • Handle movie replicas – Aragorn’s Sword, King Theoden’s Sword, Gimli’s Axe and Flag of Rohan.
  • Selection of merchandise available for purchase.
  • See for yourself why the actors and crew fell in love with this stunning location.

5 Great Reasons to Book Now

  1. Book 30 days in advance to receive Early Bird special
  2. Book early to avoid disappointment as  tours book out
  3. No charge to change your tour date of your travel plans happen to change (subject to availability)
  4. Opportunity to book the front seat of the vehicle before anyone else
  5. You will also be kept up-to-date with any special promotions or offers we may be running on our other tours

Buy together and save!

Book Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour with any of our other tours below and receive a special combo price.

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Alpine Safari and LOTR Tour
Adults: $688.00 $620.00 (save $68!)
Children: $497.00 $431.00 (save $68!)
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Lord of the Rings and Discover Christchurch 3 hour tour
Adults: $328.00 $295.00 (save $33!)
Children: $214.00 $192.00 (save $33!)
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Lord Of The Rings and Kaikoura Tour
Adults: $570.00 $513.00 (save $57!)
Children: $397.00 $340.00 (save $57!)
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LOTR (Methven pickup) and Alpine Safari Tour
Adults: $660.00 $594.00 (save $66!)
Children: $482.00 $416.00 (save $66!)
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LOTR (Methven pickup) and Kaikoura Tour
Adults: $550.00 $495.00 (save $55!)
Children: $382.00 $327.00 (save $55!)
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LOTR (Methven pickup) and Discover Christchurch 3 Hour tour
Adults: $304.00 $273.00 (save $31!)
Children: $211.00 $180.00 (save $31!)
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We really don't want you to miss out on what could be the highlight of your New Zealand vacation so highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
The team at Hassle-free Tours look forward to being part of your next New Zealand experience.

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Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour

My partner and I had a fantastic day on the Edoras tour as it seemed like the planets had aligned: we had perfect weather (sun and snow), a lovely group of fellow travellers and a fantastic, informed, environmentally minded and considerate tour guide - Gjiker. The views were amazing at every point and even though there is a bit of driving you are never bored due to the fantastic alpine scenery, plenty of photo and rest stops as well as film clips and great commentary from Gjiker. Lunch was fantastic, with a delicious sandwich, cake and a glass of bubbly to top it off. For a non-hardcore LOTR fan the tour was great and my hardcore LOTR fan partner was equally delighted with his experience. Gjiker answered all of our questions and more and let us take extra time with photos and replicas. All in all it was a wonderful day with great people and breathtaking vistas. We will defintely be back!
- Celeste

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