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Lord of the Rings tour company

Ring2 & 3 Day North Island Tour

Short TourVarious North Island Locations

Tour Overview

Our 2 & 3 day North Island LOTR tours whisks you away from Auckland on an adventure exploring Hobbiton , Trollshaws, Mt Ruapehu and some iconic Middle Earth scenery. There’s also time to take a tour of Waitomo’s magical glow worm caves along the way.



  • 7.00 am. pick up from your hotel and we head south from Auckland.
  •  First stop ~ Waitomo Glow Worm Caves for a spectacular 45 minute glowworm tour
  •  We pick up our pre-ordered picnic lunch and drive through farmland and native forest to the beautiful movie site of Trollshaw Forest. 
  • At Trollshaws your camera will capture the amazing rock formations. You'll discover the entrance to the Trollsʼ Cave and Sting- Bilboʼs sword.
  •  From Trollshaws we head to our overnight accommodation in Rotorua.
  •  Optional extra activities in Rotorua this evening ~ a Maori cultural experience is highly recommended.

• 8. 30 am we depart Rotorua and drive to the movie set at HOBBITON !
 • Your movie set guided tour takes 1.5 hours .
 • Enjoy a ʻpintʼ in the Green Dragon Inn • A buffet lunch follows in the adjacent marquee.
• Time now to begin our journey back to Auckland and return you to your accommodation there.

• 7.00 am. Pick up from your hotel and head south from Auckland.
 • First stop Waitomo glow Worm caves for a spectacular guided tour.
 • Now to pick up a pre ordered picnic lunch and head for Trollshaws Forest.
   (Hobbit, Unexpected Journey location) 
• Enjoy a magnificent Trollshaws guided Tour.
 • We head for our overnight accommodation in Ohakune 
• Stay where the stars stayed.

• 7.45 am Depart Ohakune after a hearty breakfast and visit sites on Mt Ruapehu
 • The locations of the Secret Entrance to Erebor (Hobbit) and Gollum's Fishing Pool
 • On the northern side of Mt Ruapehu, visit Emyn Muil and Mordor.
 • Taupo is our lunch stop, with a photo stop at Huka Falls - time permitting.
• Next we visit the 1st Barrels location from Desolation of Smaug (Hobbit) 
• On now to our hotel accommodation in Rotorua, with a photo stop to see boiling
   mud pools.
 • An optional extra activity this evening of a Maori cultural experience, dinner cooked
in an earth oven called a Hangi and entertaining show. Highly recommended.

• We start today with a leisurely breakfast in our hotel before departing for “Hobbiton” ! 
• The set is on a working sheep farm and has been rebuilt for ʻThe Hobbitʻ movies
   and looks magical !!!
 • Enjoy a guided tour of the set and a ”pint” in the ʻGreen Dragonʼ Pub, followed by a
   buffet lunch served in the Green Dragon marquee.
 • Itʼs time now to travel through rolling farmland and small towns, back to Auckland

"All you have to do is make the most of the time you are given" - Gandalf.





  • 7.00 am
    Pick up from your hotel and head south of Auckland.
  • Waitomo Glow Worms Caves guided Tour
  • Stunning Trollshaw Forest guided Tour (from the Hobbit, An unexpected Journey).
  • Picnic lunch in beautiful Trollshaw location
  • Overnight in Rotorua. Optional extra activity. Maori Cultural experience, dinner and show.
  • Day 2
    Rotorua to Hobbiton movie set.
  • Souvenir shopping, 1.5 hour guided tour of the set and a pint in the Green Dragon Inn.
  • Buffet lunch in the Green Dragon marquee, included in tour costs.
  • Time to journey back to Auckland and return to your accommodation there.
  • 4.30pm
    Rotorua - Auckland
  • Please email us for the 3 DAY TOUR Itinerary .

Tour Highlights

  • Observe the beautiful medieval villas and thatched roofs with round windows and doors at Hobbiton.
  • Enjoy a drink at ‘The Green Dragon’ and a buffet lunch in a marquee 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.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at our Woodland location
  • Tour the spectacular Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • Stay where the stars stayed !

Booking Details

When proceeding to make a booking request, select 2 or 3 consecutive days of the calendar and advise any dietary requirements for the lunch in the booking form. Please type in your central Auckland pickup location into the Special Requirements field. We will contact you to confirm the dates and prices of the tour.