• Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $189.71

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Immerse yourself in the magic of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on this 9-hour adventure to Edoras (Mount Sunday) from Christchurch. Explore with your guide and soak up breathtaking views from the peak of Edoras. Look over exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs of Edoras under construction. Pose for photographs with movie replicas such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with Champagne. See for yourself how this tranquil mountainside was transformed into mysterious Edoras — the capital city of the Rohan people.


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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Lunch included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Begin your Lord of the Rings adventure with a morning pickup from your Christchurch hotel and head west by 4-wheel drive vehicle to Mount Sunday, better-known to Lord of the Rings fans as Edoras — the capital city of the Rohan people.

Bounce over rocky terrain and through narrow streams, and alight at Edoras itself. Follow your friendly guide on a tour of the site and stand on the summit — as Eowyn did — for panoramic views over the alpine lakes, mountain peaks, rivers and high-country farm land below.

With informative and entertaining commentary from your guide, take a look at behind-the-scenes photos of Edoras under construction — available only from your tour leaders. Marvel at the Misty Mountains — among the most significant features of Middle-earth’s geography — and see the valley backdrop of the imposing Helms Deep.

After a delicious picnic lunch with Champagne, handle movie replicas such as Aragorn’s sword, King Theoden’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Peruse the wide selection of movie merchandise and perhaps pick up a souvenir of your visit (own expense).

During your time on the mountain, gain insight into Edoras’ magic and mystery. Learn why this special site was selected for the Lord of the Rings movie and enjoy feeling part of the action.

When your time on Edoras comes to an end, hop back in your vehicle for the drive back to your Christchurch hotel, where your Lord of the Rings adventure will come to an end.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Selected Christchurch hotels
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm

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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras Tour

  • Picnic lunch with sparkling wine
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private 4WD vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear good footwear and bring along a warm jacket
Sample Menu:
  • Sandwiches
  • Piece of cake
  • Orange juice
  • Glass of sparkling wine
Please advise any special dietary requirements at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: timothvn, October 2016

We absolutely loved the tour in its whole. From the our tour guide Hammond, who was immensely informative and helpful throughout, to the gorgeous views of the park, I would encourage every individual to check this tour out.

Reviewed by: Vanessa C, October 2016

My partner and I absolutely loved the tour. Our guide was entertaining and informative and a two time Oscar winner! He and his team worked on the sound in LOTR. It goes without saying that the scenery was stunning. We also loved the sandwiches and slices provided for lunch. The caramel slice was divine and I'm bummed out that I can't get something like that where I'm from. All in all we had a blast. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is relatively fit. It's quite a climb to get to the top!