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Middle-earth, LOTR, Hobbit, One Ring and The Lord of The Rings, and the characters, places, items and events therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used with permission by Red Carpet Tours.

Red Carpet Tours are the original and premier Lord of the Rings tour company operating since 2001. Join us on our next journey and be a part of a fellowship of like-minded people as we travel through breath-taking Middle-earth, New Zealand. 

Lord of The Rings Filming Locations Visited

Our New Zealand Lord of the Rings tours include many movie locations such as Hobbiton and Mordor in The North Island, to Laketown and Edoras in the South Island. All of these beautiful places are instantly recognisable in real life.

Hobbiton

In the midst of endless rolling green hills flecked with white sheep is the village of Hobbiton. Be prepared to be transported to the peaceful region of Middle-earth™ where Bilbo Baggins lived and the

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Trollshaw

Although the area is better known for the Waitomo Caves and glow worms, the Mangaotaki Valley near Piopio also featured in The Hobbit where it became the location for Staddle Farm and Trollshaw Forest

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Mordor

Tongariro National Park is home to Mount Doom, Mordor and Emyn Muil and some of New Zealand's most incredible scenery.

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Weta Workshop

Wellington is in many ways the heart of the movie fan's experience, being the home to the Weta Workshop & Cave, Weta Digital, Park Road Post Productions,Motion Capture Studio & Stone Street Studios.

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South of Rivendell

Nelson is one of New Zealand's sunniest regions with three National Parks that extend from the mountains to the sea, forming some magnificent Middle-earth locations.

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Pelennor Fields

Twizel was purpose-built in the 1960s to provide a home for workers involved with the Upper Waitaki Power Scheme.The cast spent one month here for filming.

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Edoras

This southern city is the gateway to the vast open Canterbury landscapes and a great base from which to approach Edoras and Lake-town.

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Laketown

Lake Pukaki is the largest lake in the area, and it proudly shows off New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki/ Mount Cook.

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Nen Hithoel

The surrounding landscape of Queenstown played a key role in The Lord of the Rings films; you can discover a range of memorable sites.

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What makes our tours special

100% kiwi guides

100% kiwi guides

The only authorised LOTR Tour company

The only authorised LOTR Tour company

Family owned and operated

Family owned and operated

Exclusive access to LOTR movie locations

Exclusive access to LOTR movie locations

Fan based and focused

Fan based and focused

Operating since 2001

Operating since 2001

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