Middle-earth, dreamed up by J.R.R Tolkien, is the hometown of the characters in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Thanks to New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson, Middle-earth came alive with Jackson's use of New Zealand's visually stunning ... 

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Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbit Hole

March 2013

This is one of the many Hobbit Holes that we saw while visiting the Shire.

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

Welcome to our Hobbit Home!

February 2013

Part of the tour includes being able to take your picture in the doorway of one of the many picturesque Hobbit Homes used on the set of The Hobbit.

I wish I could tell you that the interior was like the movie...instead, imagine a "fixer upper". Oh, the magic of the movies!!

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

In place of two wizards

December 2012

Posing where Gandalf and Saruman walked in FOTR in Isengard aka Harcourt Park

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Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

Hobbiton landscape

December 2014

Hobbiton is part of a hilly sheep farm, though the hills are not too bad and it is wheelchair accessible. Note that Viator does not operate tours, they arrange them and then another organization carries them out. This was confusing to me at first and I forgot to write that in my review.

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

Dressing the part

December 2014

We stopped for tea and cookies and were able to try on some costumes

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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

Lake Wakatipu

December 2014

Standing by the Glenorchy outbuilding looking toward Queenstown

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Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings

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