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Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton Tours in New Zealand

By Viator, February 2017

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JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth, hometown of the characters in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, comes to life in New Zealand's landscapes thanks to filmmaker Peter Jackson, who set the film series in this stunning country.

From the hills of Matamata came Hobbiton; from the volcanic region of Mt Ruapehu came Mt Doom, where the ring was forged; and from Queenstown and its surroundings came the Eregion Hills, the Pillars of Argonath, and other scenic film sites.

Jackson's use and adaptation of the landscape was so visionary that many sites have been kept as he left them during filming. On a Lord of the Rings tour, you can visit the Shire; the Gardens of Isengard, where Gandalf rode to see Saruman and Orcs felled the trees; the River Anduin,  where Aragon was washed ashore after the attack of the Wargs; and Helms Deep.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 270 Reviews

See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $241.06
Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip, Auckland, Day Trips
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

Experience this exciting tour of Hobbiton that is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. You will visit three amazing ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $287.50
5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland, Auckland, ... 
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5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Do and see it all on a five-day adventure from Auckland that takes you to Waitangi, Rotorua, Waitomo and Middle-earth! Your journey reveals the history and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,200.89
2-Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Multi-day Tours
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2-Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a two-day escape from Auckland. From Rotorua’s famous geysers and the glowing ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $588.28
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Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Multi-day ... 
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Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 169 Reviews

Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.79
Full-Day Hobbiton Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Full-Day Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Explore the home of Bolbo Baggins and friends on this full-day Hobbiton tour from Auckland. Travel into Matamata with a guide and admire panoramic views over ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $139.33
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing, ... 
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Enter a world of hobbits and hot pools when your cruise ship is in port in Tauranga. This shore excursion to Middle Earth takes you on a tour of the Hobbiton ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $188.72
'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Rotorua, Ports of Call Tours
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'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 93 Reviews

Lord of the Rings trilogy fans – return to the lands of Middle-earth and the Shire on this fascinating half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua. ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.09
2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Tour from Auckland

Join this exciting 2-day tour for the chance to visit the Hobbiton Move Set, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves! Experience a wide range of unique activities, local ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $619.24
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Tauranga, Overnight Tours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Step off your cruise ship in Tauranga and enter Middle-earth on a 2-hour guided visit to the Hobbiton movie set, featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00

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