Celebrating 15 Years of Middle‑Earth

We invite you to explore the real Middle‑earth. Take this quiz to find out which Middle‑earth character you are and discover your New Zealand holiday.

To celebrate 15 years since New Zealand first featured as Middle‑earth in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, this quiz provides a unique way for you to explore the country. We have re-imagined New Zealand experiences through the eyes of the most loved Middle‑earth characters. So whether you're a Hobbit, a Dwarf, an Elf or a Wizard you can view your journey through New Zealand.


The Real Middle‑earth

New Zealand
Bilbo Bolsón, New Zealand

By Warner Bros

Hamilton - Waikato
Step inside the Hobbit Holes, Hamilton - Waikato

By 100% Pure New Zealand

Hamilton - Waikato
Hobbiton, Hamilton - Waikato

By Sara Orme

Evangeline Lilly - Tauriel, Marlborough

By Warner Bros.

Location of Beorn's House, Queenstown

By Warner Bros. Pictures

Christchurch - Canterbury
The Hobbit Trilogy, Braemar Station, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Warner Bros.

Hamilton - Waikato
Gandalf at Hobbiton, Hamilton - Waikato

By Warner Bros.

Pelorus RIver, Marlborough

By Warner Bros.

Hamilton - Waikato
The Mangaotaki Rocks, near Piopio, Hamilton - Waikato

By Tourism New Zealand

Milford Sound, Fiordland

By Tourism New Zealand

If you are a Wizard you love magical experiences- stargazing at the Dark Sky Reserve or experiencing the earth's power at the famed Pohutu Geyser. Dwarves are a little more down to earth, and will take a journey that connects to the land and New Zealand’s amazing culture. Travelling as a Hobbit you’ll have an itinerary packed with great hospitality, enjoying New Zealand’s best food and wine. And an Elf? Well… it’s all about the luxury – spas, wine and sailing.

Journey through the real Middle‑earth

Hobbiton in 360-degrees →


The Hobbit Trilogy filming locations →

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours →