TOMORROW YOU’LL ENCOUNTER AN ENCHANTED SHIRE

TOMORROW YOU’LL
ENCOUNTER AN
ENCHANTED SHIRE

 

Hobbiton, Waikato

Welcome to Middle-earth

Whether you’re peeking through Hobbit holes in ‘The Shire’ or exploring ancient forests, kayaking through towering fiords or wine tasting near white sand beaches, every day in New Zealand is a different journey, with adventure around every corner.

Today, take a day hike through ‘Mordor’ with epic views of volcanoes and emerald green lakes. Tomorrow, walk or cycle around the shores of ‘Laketown’ and its glacier-fed lake. Begin your journey and immerse yourself in the real Middle-earth.

Whether you’re peeking through Hobbit holes in ‘The Shire’ or exploring ancient forests, kayaking through towering fiords or href="http://www.newzealand.com/ca/food-and-wine">wine tasting near white sand beaches, every day in New Zealand is a different journey, with adventure around every corner.

Today, take a day hike through ‘Mordor’ with epic views of volcanoes and emerald green lakes. Tomorrow, walk or cycle around the shores of ‘Laketown’ and its glacier-fed lake. Begin your journey and immerse yourself in the real Middle-earth.

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  • Where mountains soar

    Glenorchy is nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu and is the gateway to hiking trails, jet-boating, and Middle-earth magic, like the location of Beorn’s house and jaw-dropping mountain peak scenes. For this exact view, do the Mt Alfred day hike from Glenorchy.

    Paradise, Glenorchy 45 mins from Queenstown Central

    Where mountains soar

    Glenorchy is nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu and is the gateway to hiking trails, jet-boating, and Middle-earth magic, like the location of Beorn’s house and jaw-dropping mountain peak scenes. For this exact view, do the Mt Alfred day hike from Glenorchy.

    45 mins from Queenstown Central

  • Where lakes shimmer and sparkle

    The oasis of Lake Pukaki in Aoraki Mt Cook made the perfect real-life setting for Laketown. Enjoy the vibrant blue glacier-fed lake and snow-capped peaks by cycle or hiking trails.

    Aoraki Mt Cook 4 hours from Christchurch

    Where lakes shimmer and sparkle

    The oasis of Lake Pukaki in Aoraki Mt Cook made the perfect real-life setting for Laketown. Enjoy the vibrant blue glacier-fed lake and snow-capped peaks by cycle or hiking trails.

    4 hours from Christchurch

  • Where Peter Jackson calls home

    ‘Wellywood’ is the home of movie making magic. Not only the Weta Workshop and Weta Cave (which you can visit) but also lots of Middle-earth filming locations like Rivendell, aka Kaitoke Regional Park, just 50 minutes north of downtown.

    Wellington

    Where Peter Jackson calls home

    ‘Wellywood’ is the home of movie making magic. Not only the Weta Workshop and Weta Cave (which you can visit) but also lots of Middle-earth filming locations like Rivendell, aka Kaitoke Regional Park, just 50 minutes north of downtown.

  • Where Mordor comes alive

    Often described as New Zealand's greatest day hike, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing takes you through ‘Mordor’ itself. Lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-colored lakes and magnificent views combine to make this an unforgettable walking journey.

    Tongariro National Park 1 hour 15 mins from Taupo

    Where Mordor comes alive

    Often described as New Zealand's greatest day hike, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing takes you through ‘Mordor’ itself. Lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-colored lakes and magnificent views combine to make this an unforgettable walking journey.

    1 hour 15 mins from Taupo

  • Where dwarves ride in barrels

    Marlborough is not only home to emerald vineyards and world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, but also the Pelorus River, known for the ‘dwarves in barrels’ journey scene. Experience the film location yourself with an easy riverside walk or guided kayak tour.

    Marlborough 10 mins from Blenheim

    Where dwarves ride in barrels

    Marlborough is not only home to emerald vineyards and world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, but also the Pelorus River, known for the ‘dwarves in barrels’ journey scene. Experience the film location yourself with an easy riverside walk or guided kayak tour.

    10 mins from Blenheim

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