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Experience Middle Earth: LOTR & Hobbit-themed NZ touring

Middle Earth awaits you! These customisable tours feature Hobbit and Lord of the Rings locations and activities related to the popular film trilogies. Devoted fan or hobbit-neutral, Hobbiton and other key locations won't disappoint you, even without the CGI... Experience the places Peter Jackson turned into Tolkein's mythical land.


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Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Lord of the Rings Scenic Explorer

14 days from Auckland to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure,Family touring,The Hobbit & LOTR
  Explore the highlights of Middle Earth and the spectacular scenery made famous in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. You’ll enjoy visiting some of the filming locations for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. See Hobbiton Village. Drive through the Canterbury high country around Mt. Potts and Mt. Sunday, also known as Edoras. Driving through the Mackenzie country, near Mt Cook National Park, you’ll recognise many of the scenes and backdrops from the movies. And in Queenstown you’ll experience a half day Nomad Safari of the Scenes tour, visiting remarkable locations such as Forest of Lothlorien and the Ithilien Camp.  more
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The Essential North Island 14 day tour

14 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Luxury touring,The Hobbit & LOTR,Classic driving tours,Wildlife & nature
  Take 14 days to explore the North Island. This itinerary covers the premier locations at a pace you will enjoy. Time to relax with the 'must see' activities taken care of. Stay in a superb selection of 5 star hotels, luxury and boutique lodges.more
Rotorua, New Zealand

The Volcanic Centre self drive tour

8 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Thermal parks and attractions,Classic driving tours,The Hobbit & LOTR,National parks,Maori culture,Adventure
  A tour through the heart of the North Island highlighting its incredible diversity. Experience the rich culture of Rotorua and its volcanic past and present with a trip by helicopter to White Island Volcano. Visit Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and then the North Island's World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park. The tour finishes with a visit to the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Aranui Cave before heading back to Auckland.more
TranzAlpine Train, South Island, New Zealand

9 Day Southern Explorer

9 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: The Hobbit & LOTR,Family touring,Classic driving tours,National parks
  Starting and finishing in Queenstown this tour begins with a journey to the world renowned West Coast Glaciers.  Here you'll have two nights allowing plenty of time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. From Greymouth you'll take the spectacular Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Christchurch, where you'll have a day to explore this remarkable city.  From Christchurch drive south to Mt Cook National Park, where Sir Edmund Hillary prepared to conquer Everest.  You then journey back to Queenstown where you'll have time to relax or enjoy the countless activities on offer here before departing for home.more
Wellington city, New Zealand

Ultimate North Island Explorer

21 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Family touring,Classic driving tours,The Hobbit & LOTR,Wildlife & nature
  Explore every corner of the North Island with this 21 day self drive tour. As well as the iconic destinations of Rotorua and the Bay of Islands, you’ll also have time to explore some out of the way hidden gems, like Cape Palliser and the spectacular Taranaki coastline.  Highlights of this tour include the wine growing regions of Martinborough and the Hawkes Bay; idyllic beach communities of the Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Islands; the unique Maori culture of Rotorua and the vibrant cities of Auckland and Wellington.more
Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Behind The Scenes in New Zealand

14 days from Auckland to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Thermal parks and attractions,Classic driving tours,Family touring,The Hobbit & LOTR
  Tour New Zealand on a varied self drive tour offering many peaks -- or should that be stunning views -- behind the scenes of movies made in New Zealand. This diverse and rewarding tour includes movie locations from Pete's Dragon and the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. But that's not all - it also offer many of the most iconic New Zealand destinations and experiences. Walk where Elliot the dragon lived. See the Middle Earth views that were the backdrop for hobbit adventures. Visit Rotorua, Wellington & Queenstown. Fully customisable, this amazing itinerary can be as 'dragony' or 'hobbity' as you like.more
Wineries, North Island, New Zealand

Auckland to Wellington food & wine trail

11 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Maori culture,The Hobbit & LOTR,Classic driving tours,Food & wine
  Explore New Zealand's food and wine scene on this great 10 day itinerary. From Auckland's hidden gems to the Matakana region and then head south through Hobbit country and onto Rotorua. The Hawke's Bay is next and of course the wineries. Experience some of the best of a the Twilight Odyssey tour. Heading further south and onto Martinborough, home to some of NZ's finest boutique wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the artisan producers and winemakers. Over the hill to the capital, Wellington, and a walking tour of the must see cafes, delis and bakeries. A great itinerary to customise to your taste!more
Christchurch, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch food & wine trail

15 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Maori culture,The Hobbit & LOTR,Classic driving tours,Food & wine
  Travel from Auckland to Christchurch over 15 days exploring wineries and gourmet food producers as you go. Enjoy guided trips to find the must see and the must taste with plenty of free time to enjoy the wonderful scenery and hospitality. A combination of hotels in great locations and some boutique and unique properties on the South Island will leave you with one desire - to come back again!more
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