Lord of the Rings Twilight Film Location Tour

Journey to Middle Earth with OneRing Tours on our evening Lord of the Rings Twilight Tours with 360 degree views of the Southern Alps and the Mackenzie County. We have the privilege to visit a beautiful private LOTR location, on a working New Zealand sheep station. This new tour is designed for those who only have limited time in Twizel, whether you’re only staying the one night as part of an Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Tour, or just passing through.

Whether you’re a LOTR fan or just want to learn more about movie making, from finding locations, setting up stunts, visual effects, and finding extras for large armies, this tour has it all.Watch the sun set over the stunning snow capped mountains behind the Pelannor Fields and scenery of Gondor and imagine how the crew felt each night as many stayed on location, due to the long hours they worked.

Enjoy a glass of the famous LOTR low alcohol dark beer SobeRing Thought* or a glass of local wine with nibbles whilst we watch the stars come out. Locally owned and operated, this is an informative and entertaining tour for the whole family with something for any age, even if you’ve never even seen the films…

A must see and do! The Tour Includes:

  • Get behind the locked gates and stand in the footsteps of the actors surrounded by the stunning scenery of Middle-earth!
  • SobeRing Thought or glass of wine (Juice for Children)
  • Gourmet Nibbles. (Please advise of any dietary needs)
  • Free OneRing Tours postcard.

Your guide will use your camera from our secret photo spot to get fantastic photo or video of you so you can directly compare your experience with scenes in the movie. This great value tour will give you an insight into making a motion picture.


  • Adults: $139
  • This tour is NOT suitable for children under 14 years of age


  • 7.30pm (duration approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Pickups from Twizel Information Centre, Market Place, Twizel and the Mackenzie Country Inn Ostler Road, Twizel.
  • Accommodation pickups by prior arrangement
  • Please free phone 0800 213 868 24 hours before departure to confirm your trip.

* Tours are subject to demand. Please book in advance or Contact LOTR Tours to confirm availability. If tours are full or showing unavailable, please get in touch as we may be able to add additional tours for you.

Due to daylight hours, we operate this tour from October through to April. We do NOT operate scheduled tours from May to August.


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Please bring:

  • Your camera
  • A sense of Middle Earth Adventure!
  • A warm jacket
  • Bottle of water
  • Comfortable footwear, suitable for walking on grass

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include G.S.T. Prices valid until 30th September 2019 (prices may be subject to change without notice)

Sobering Thought LOTR Beer* Sobering Thought 1.0% – Low Alcohol Dark Beer

Sobering Thought 330ml Specialty low strength beer, exclusively brewed for the The Lord of the Rings™ trilogy. The set required an authentic looking low strength beer so their actors could perform unimpaired.

To do this Harringtons Brewery took their handcrafted Clydesdale Stout and reduced the alcohol level down to just one percent, whilst maintaining the great flavour and strong bold appearance.

It’s been such a hit, they’ve continued to brew it and make SobeRing Thought available to the public!





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OneRing Tours
C/O Mackenzie Country Inn,
Corner Of Ostler & Wairepo Streets,
Twizel, New Zealand

Tel (NZ): 0800 213 868 or
Tel: +643 4350 073

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