New Zealand's premier
Lord of the Rings tour company

Ring6 Day North Island Tour

Short TourVarious North Island Locations

Tour Overview

Our 6 Day North Island LOTR tours 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 form FOTR ~  some iconic Middle Earth scenery. 

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 travelers, led by our passionate LOTR guide.

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




Itinerary - brief

  • Arrival Day
    Welcome dinner and meet the Fellowship at our Auckland Tour hotel.
  • Day Two
    Our 1st travel day and off to the Shire ~Hobbiton. Guided Tour and buffet lunch.
  • Overnight in Rotorua. Optional extra activity. Maori Cultural experience, dinner and show.
  • Day Three
    Stunning Trollshaw Forest guided Tour (from the Hobbit, An unexpected Journey).
  • Day Four
    Ohakune to Wellington. Gollums fishing pool and Erebor locations today.
  • Day Five
    Visit Weta Workshop, Weta Cave, The beautiful Roxy Theatre for lunch. This afternoon FOTR location.
  • Day Six
    Meet LOTR/Hobbit Calligrapher Daniel Reeve and Hobbit guest Enjoy their very special presentations.
  • Day Seven
    Alas ~ your journey through Middle Earth with Red Carpet Tours is at an end.

Itinerary - detailed

  • Day One
    You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for the start of the tour for flights arriving from 5am - 3pm. We gather this evening for our Welcome Dinner , to meet each other and prepare for our early start tomorrow. 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 FOTR, overlooking the city.
  • Day Six
    Presentation day with LOTR / Hobbit Calligrapher and Cartographer Daniel Reeve. This afternoon a special 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."

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful village of 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.
  • Visit the dark and craggy peaks of Mordor
  • Gollum's Fishing Pool
  • Secret Entrance to Erebor
  • Stay where the stars stayed !
  • Weta Workshop and Cave
  • Beautiful Roxy Theater

Booking Details

Monthly departures, in line with our 14 day tours.