Here’s a few useful links to help with planning your trip to Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Adventure — Home of Middle‑earth™ — Nature & wildlife — Volcanic/Geothermal
Auckland > Matamata > Queenstown
Great Wizards are curious adventurers. This epic journey will guide you through all New Zealand has to offer in three weeks or more. Experience otherworldly landscapes and fascinating fiords and get to know the real Middle‑earth™.
Adventure — Home of Middle‑earth™ — Nature & wildlife — Walking & hiking
14 Days — 1995 km
Auckland > West Coast > Queenstown
Elves value beautiful and enchanting places, and this 2-week itinerary will unveil the most stunning places in New Zealand.
Step into another world and visit the many Lord of the Rings filming locations. Make Middle‑earth™ a reality. Find out more.
Home of Middle‑earth™ — Māori culture — Nature & wildlife — Walking & hiking
7 Days — 1153 km
Auckland > Rotorua > Wellington
Most hobbits don’t like to stray too far from home. This week-long Middle‑earth™ itinerary is the perfect length in which to experience some of the North Island's best attractions.
The Hobbit Trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand, throughout locations in both the North and South Islands. Ever asked yourself "where is Mount Doom"? Find out here.
If you were a Hobbit, this is what your holiday through Middle‑Earth™ would look like. From Hobbiton to the Tongariro Crossing, experience it all in New Zealand.
Feel the power of Middle‑earth™, explore volcanic lands and the Anduin River. Find out more about a Wizard's tour of New Zealand.
Follow in the footsteps of Fili & Kili and take a trip to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim treasures from Smaug. Or journey through vast plains along alpine peaks and rocky outcrops before descending into the depths of New Zealand's underground.
Explore New Zealand as Tolkiens elves would, featuring enchanting forests, vineyards and relaxing hot pools. Find out which one to do first.