When the first Lord of the Rings™ movie was released in 2001 New Zealand became know as the 'Home of Middle‑earth™'.

New Zealand’s dramatic scenery, consisting of golden plains, towering mountains and enchanting valleys, plays a part in creating the mythical world of Middle‑earth™ as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy. When you visit Middle‑earth™ you can explore the many film locations and join tours and activities for the chance to see the film locations for yourself and step inside the imaginative mind of Tolkien. 

Discover the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

Visit famous filming locations and be transported into another world.

Experience The Hobbit in New Zealand

Explore iconic destinations and relive your favourite parts of the story.

Visit Hobbiton and Middle‑earth™

One filming location to rule them all - Hobbiton™ stands out as an incredibly unique and immersive experience for Tolkein fans. Check it out for yourself.

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