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Set a course for Middle Earth, mystical realm of hobbits, magical characters and monstrous creatures. This excursion presents fans the rare opportunity to visit the actual landscape where the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Travel high into the Southern Alps of New Zealand to find Mount Potts High Country Station. It’s here that famed director Peter Jackson and his crew found their inspiration for the films. Enjoy an early morning tea at a local country store, with lunch at the Mount Potts Lodge. Your hike along the rugged range to discover a landscape of glistening lakes and unspoiled beauty will transport you straight into the realm of Middle Earth.
Gaze in wonder at Mount Sunday the filming location for the “Lord of the Rings.”
Enjoy morning tea at a local country store and lunch at Mt. Somers Hall.
What to BringShow
SeaPass card and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Your tour will be conducted by a driver who will also act as your guide.
The walk is approximately 500 yards over varied surfaces.
Due to legal and conservation requirements, no film sets remain in location
The drive to the Mt. Potts Station is approximately three hours each way.
Due to the remote lunch location please advise the Destination office of any dietary requirements at least 48 hours prior to the tour departing.
We kindly request guests with dietary restrictions to advise the Shore Excursions team of your needs at least 48 hours prior to the departure time of your excursion.
Location Akaroa, New Zealand
Akaroa, New Zealand
Tour Code KQ45
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
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