Lord of the Rings: Hobbiton Movie Set
Hobbit Fan Fellowship Trolls Weta
Hillside Hobbit Homes at the Hobbiton Movie Set
Weta Cave Museum, Wellington, New Zealand
Lord of the Rings Tour: Weta Workshop
Lord of the Rings: Hobbiton Sign
Lord of the Rings Tour: Weta Workshop
Lord of the Rings: Hobbiton Bag End

Lord of the Rings 6-Day North Island Tour

Our 6 Day New Zealand North Island LOTR tour whisks you away from Auckland on an adventure exploring Hobbiton, Trollshaws, Mordor and Emyn Muil, Gollum’s fishing pool, the secret entrance to Erebor and Wellington with Weta Workshop, Weta Cave, Roxy Theater and “Get off the road” location from The Fellowship of the Ring ~ some iconic Middle-earth scenery.

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This Tour includes special presentations by Daniel Reeve LOTR and Hobbit Trilogies Calligrapher and Cartographer, as well as another special guest presentation (to be advised that month). All within a small fellowship of like-minded travellers, led by our passionate LOTR guide.

Lord of the Rings Tour: Map Maker
Lord of the Rings Tour: Map Maker


With the increasing El Nino, Global warming and changing weather patterns we have found it necessary to have seasonal itineraries to enhance your experience of Middle-earth. These comprise of the following months: Spring: Oct, Summer: Nov – Mar, Autumn: Apr – May, Winter: Jun – Sep

Day One

Direct bookings. You receive a Red Carpet Tours Welcome pack. We gather this evening for our Welcome Dinner, to meet each other and prepare for our early start tomorrow. Winter months include a special movie guest. Accommodation: Takapuna, Auckland.

Day Two

Be ready to depart at 08.00 ~ Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton. (A full cooked Breakfast is included from Day 2 to 7.) Prepare to be enchanted by Hobbiton – a very special site to visit. Have your camera batteries charged for photos of the tranquil Shire, Bag End, Sam & Rosie’s cottage, the Party Tree. Enjoy a cool drink at The Green Dragon followed by lunch in a Marquee beside The Green Dragon (included in tour cost).

Day Three

Rotorua to Trollshaw Forest and a wonderful guided tour of this Hobbit location – stunning scenery. We will enjoy a picnic lunch (included) on our way to Mt. Ruapehu and the sites of Mordor, Emyn Muil and Mt Doom. Overnight – Where the Stars stayed!

Day Four

Ohakune to Wellington. This morning a Hobbit location of the Secret Entrance to Erebor and Lotr location of Gollum’s fishing pool, where Andy Serkis was careful not to plunge over the waterfall! Then, it’s on to Wellywood ~ Wellington City. Tonight we dine at “The Green Parrot Restaurant” (Optional) – said to be a favourite of Viggo’s. Accommodation: Wellington, for the next 3 nights.

Day Five

Wellywood Day, Miramar – New Zealand’s movie capital! Weta Workshop, Weta Cave, The beautiful Roxy Theatre for lunch ~ included in tour. Later today we check out the “Get off the road!” location from LOTR, overlooking the city.

Day Six

Presentation day with LOTR / Hobbit Calligrapher and Cartographer Daniel Reeve. Winter months include a special movie guest presentation.

Day Seven

Alas ~ your journey through Middle Earth with Red Carpet Tours is at an end. Thank you for travelling with us ….. there and back again….. Haere ra ~ Good-bye from us all at Red Carpet Tours. “Nai tiruvantel ar varyuvantel i Valar tielyanna nu vilya: May the Valar protect you on your path under the sky.”

Departure day

On departure day you will need a domestic airfare from Wellington to Auckland and then your international flight home from Auckland. We can recommend Air New Zealand for this domestic flight: www.airnewzealand.co.nz.

Tour Highlights

Direct Bookings: Receive a Red Carpet Tours draw string backpack in our Summer months and a Red Carpet Tours beanie in our Winter months.
Explore the beautiful village of Hobbiton.
Enjoy a drink at ‘The Green Dragon’ and a Marquee Festive Feast Lunch beside the Green Dragon!
Travel through a scenic farmland drive to the Trolls’ Cave and Trollshaw Forest
Discover the entrance to the Trolls’ Cave and Sting – Bilbo’s sword.
Capture amazing rock formations covered in bright green moss and lichen hanging from trees.
Visit the dark and craggy peaks of Mordor
Gollum’s Fishing Pool
Secret Entrance to Erebor
Meet actors and artists involved with the filming!
Behind the scenes Weta Workshop tour and exclusive discounts for Red Carpet Tours passengers!
Beautiful Roxy Theater
Special presentation and custom souvenirs from the Calligrapher and map maker for the LOTR and Hobbit, Daniel Reeve!

Please note

A NZ$ 500 per person deposit is required to confirm a booking.
Deposits are non-refundable, but are transferable to another month should you need to alter your plans.

Cancellation fees

If you wish to cancel your booking, the following cancellation fees apply:

Up to 45 days prior to your travel departure date, a cancellation fee of NZ$ 500 per person will apply.
Between 44 and 21 days prior to your travel departure date, 25% of the total price will apply.
Between 20 and 11 days of your travel departure date, 50% of the total price will apply.
Within 10 days of your travel departure date, 100% of the total price will apply.


We strongly recommend you take out adequate travel insurance to cover personal accident, baggage, cancellation fees, delays or missed flights, sickness and medical expenses.

Tour details

  • Meeting Point

    Auckland. You’ll get the exact meeting point on confirmation.

  • Tour departs

    Jul 2019: Mon 1st – Sun 7th
    Aug 2019: Mon 5th – Sun 11th
    Oct 2019: Mon 7th – Sun 13th
    Nov 2019: Mon 4th – Sun 10th
    Jan 2020: Mon 6th – Sun 12th
    Feb 2020: Mon 3rd – Sun 9th
    Mar 2020: Mon 9th – Sun 15th
    Apr 2020: Mon 13th – Sun 19th
    Jun 2020: Mon 8th – Sun 14th
    Jul 2020: Mon 13th – Sun 19th
    Aug 2020: Mon 10th – Sun 16th
    Sep 2020: Mon 14th – Sun 20th
    Oct 2020: Mon 12th – Sun 18th
    Nov 2020: Mon 9th – Sun 15th
    Dec 2020: Mon 7th – Sun 13th

  • Tour returns

    Wellington. You will need a domestic airfare from Wellington back to Auckland.

  • Duration

  • Live guide speaks

  • Tour Type

Locations (8)

3. Hairy Feet Waitomo / Trollshaws Forest

Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Welcome Sign

Major filming locations from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

The Company arriving at a destroyed farmhouse
The exit from the cave containing the troll hoard
Gandalf bestowing the sword, “Sting” upon Bilbo
Radagast arriving
The Orcs and Wargs attacking

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