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Lord of the Rings 6 day Tour

Red Carpet Tours

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Red Carpet Tours is a family owned company with Kiwi guides who are passionate LOTR fans themselves. We provide a depth of knowledge and detail that will go beyond your expectations. In this 6 day Tour you will get to visit Hobbiton, enjoy a pint in The Green Dragon Pub and climb over volcanic rocks at Mordor! You will spend time with the Artist and map maker of all six films and experience exclusive behind the scenes tours at the famous Weta Workshop. You will get a taste of the best parts of Middle-earth. The whole time you will be submerged in breath-taking New Zealand scenery with lush green forests, volcanic slopes, sparkling blue lakes and native wild life. That, coupled with a fellowship of like-minded fans you will be sharing this tour with, will draw you into a group dynamic that is welcoming, lively and inclusive. Its time to go on an Adventure!

What You'll Get


Day 1: Arrival Day

Stop At: Takapuna Beach, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
You will arrive at the tour Hotel in Takapuna. You will have free time to explore Takapuna and the beach before we meet at the tour hotel for our welcome dinner.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: Tonight we welcome the group and get to know one another over dinner (included in the tour cost).
Accommodation included: Overnight hotel: Spencer on Byron Hotel - 4 star

Day 2: Hobbiton Movie Set

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
Be guided through a tour of magical Hobbiton, followed by enjoying a pint in the Green Dragon and Lunch!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua - 4 star

Day 3: Trollshaw Forest and Mordor

Stop At: Trollshaws, Mangaotaki Road, Mangaotaki 3971, New Zealand
Take a guided tour through the stunning Trollshaw Forest movie location from The Hobbit!
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mt Ruapehu, Sh1 Central North Island, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand
Visit the Lord of the Rings Mordor location!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight: Chateau Tongariro Hotel - 4 star

Day 4: Gollums fishing pool and Erebor

Stop At: Mt Ruapehu, Sh1 Central North Island, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand
Visit the Secret Entrance to Erebor and Gollums fishing pool!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Copthorne Hotel in Wellington - 4 star

Day 5: Weta Workshop day

Stop At: Weta Workshop, 21 Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Weta Workshop and take part in a special Weta activity!
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: The Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road Miramar, Wellington 6022 New Zealand
We will enjoy a lunch at this beautifully restored old theatre by owners Richard Taylor, Tania Rodgers and Jamie Selkirk.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Victoria, Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001 New Zealand
Later today we will also visit the iconic 'Get off the road' location from The fellowship of the ring!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Copthorne Hotel in Wellington - 4 star

Day 6: Special Movie Guest

Stop At: Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001 New Zealand
Today we will meet with Daniel Reeve, the calligrapher, map maker and artist for The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies! In winter months we also have a special Hobbit movie guest
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Morning tea for the movie guest presentation
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Copthorne Hotel in Wellington - 4 star

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Trollshaws
  • Entry/Admission - Mt Ruapehu
  • Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
  • Entry/Admission - The Roxy Cinema
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Victoria
  • Entry/Admission - Oriental Bay

Departure Point
The Spencer On Byron Hotel, 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand

Departure Time
4:00 PM

6 days

Return Details
Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

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