New Zealand Lord of the Rings Tour

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  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1-80 yrs
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-22084
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Auckland, New Zealand
  • +14
  • Enjoy a private guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Rotorua
  • Visit the Lord of the Rings filming locations in Tongariro National Park
  • Enjoy epic aerial views of Middle Earth on a private helicopter tour
  • Witness natural wonders like Wai-O-Tapu’s spurting geysers & Footwhistle Glowworm Cave
Explore the fantasy landscapes of Middle Earth on this Tolkien-inspired Hobbit and Lord of the Rings tour of New Zealand. From quaint Hobbiton to dramatic Mordor and Mount Doom, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Frodo on your journey through film locations on this self-drive adventure.

You’ll start in Cambriddge, with a visit to the enchanting glowworm caves of Waitomo, before embarking on a private guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Rotorua. Next, you’ll move on to Taupo and enjoy a private tour of Wai-O-Tapu’s spurting geysers and jewel-toned hot pools at Thermal Wonderland, take a thrilling jetboat ride at Huka Falls and meet a Maori master carver for traditional powhiri Maori welcome.

Then, it’s onto Tongariro National Park, which is packed with Lord of the Rings filming locations, before heading to Wellington for a private guided tour of Weta Workshop and Middle Earth filming locations. In Nelson, take Gandalf’s advice and fly, with a Lord of the Rings helicopter tour.

Also, journey to Lake Heron, staying at an authentic high country working farm, then head to Queenstown for a Lord of the Rings adventure safari, a helicopter tour and a nature cruise around the serene Milford Sound. Your adventure ends in Auckland, with world-class food and drink alongside relaxing harbour views.

This special interest tour combines New Zealand’s highlights with Lord of the Rings insider exclusives, immersing you in the mysterious world of Middle Earth and the country’s incredible natural beauty.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Auckland, transfer to Cambridge
  • Day 2: Explore Glowworm Caves, transfer to Rotorua
  • Day 3: Private tour of Hobbiton
  • Day 4: Explore Taupo, transfer to Tongariro
  • Day 5: Explore film locations in Tongariro National Park
  • Day 6: Explore Tongariro National Park, transfer to Turangi
  • Day 7: Transfer to Wellington
  • Day 8: Weta Workshop experience
  • Day 9: Explore Middle Earth
  • Day 10: Ferry to Picton, transfer to Nelson
  • Day 11: Ultimate Lord of the Rings helicopter tour
  • Day 12: Scenic drive to Lake Heron
  • Day 13: Explore Lake Heron, transfer to Lake Tekapo
  • Day 14: Transfer to Queenstown
  • Day 15: The Lord of the Rings Adventure Safari
  • Day 16: Milford Sound cruise & road tour
  • Day 17: Explore Queenstown
  • Day 18: Transfer to Auckland
  • Day 19: Departure from Auckland
  • Private chauffeur airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Car hire: Toyota Rav 4 or similar, with unlimited kilometres
  • One-way ferry crossing
  • Private Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour
  • Private tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Full-day private LOTR Tour including lunch
  • Private Weta Workshop Tour including effects workshop and two-course lunch
  • Hukafalls jetboating
  • The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Combo Tour plus Salisbury Falls add-on
  • Powhiri in Taupo at a local Marae
  • Middle Earth Filming Locations tour
  • Safari of The Scenes: Wakatipu Basin tour
  • Private LOTR Helicopter tour
  • The Milford Sound Experience full-day private guided tour
  • Milford Sound nature cruise
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section of the itinerary
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