Join Red Carpet Tours on a Middle-earth adventure and even dress as your favourite characters. Enjoy role playing at your favourite movie locations. Book Now!
Calling all Cosplayers
Make your Lord of the Rings dream a reality with us, the only authorized LOTR multi-day tour company in New Zealand!
Join us on a Middle-earth adventure and even dress as your favourite characters. Enjoy role playing at your favourite movie locations with other like-minded people.
Join us this winter (August – September) to experience fun, friendship, special guests and snow!
For our Australian friends come and experience a Middle-earth winter and even add some skiing to the end of your journey.
For our fellow Hobbits out there, you will get to meet Rossie Cotton and for our Dwarves out there you will get to meet Dori!
- Take some middle earth treasure home with you using your Red Carpet Tours Weta Cave discount!
- Test your archery skills out at Laketown and see and touch some props that were used in the films!
- Meet with our cloak maker and buy a special cloak of your own if you wish.
- Engage in diverse and unique extra optional activities especially picked out for our LOTR fans.
Make new friendships that will last a lifetime!
Our passionate guides are LOTR fans themselves!
Direct bookings get a welcome pack with a Red Carpet Tours beanie and fellowship leaf broach.
Traveling New Zealand with RCT and Julie was amazing. It was the trip of a lifetime (but I hope to do it again!). It was very well put together and we got to see such amazing sites and do so many awesome things. I can't even name what my favorite part of the whole tour was because it was...
With Julie James as our guide (Feb. 2018) on the 14 day tour... it was excellent! She always took every effort and opportunity to see to everyone's requests. The hotels we stayed in were wonderful. The meals were delicious. But the tour itself??? Awesome!!! We had big LOTR and the Hobbit...
Red Carpet Tours is a fabulous company - been with them 3 times. I agree with others posted here that it is the BEST way to see New Zealand, especially if you are a "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" fan - and even if you're not! From all the Magnificent New Zealand...
I went solo and am a bit of an introvert, but Julie and the rest of the tour members made this an unforgettable experience and made me feel right at home. This was number one on my bucket list and it exceeded my expectations across the board. If you're contemplating booking this tour, just...
My second tour through Middle Earth (New Zealand) was just as wonderful as the first, the locations you are taken to are just amazing. Best suited for people with interest in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, you make so many friends throughout your journey that you become your own...
There is a reason that this company is the premier in its field. I’ve been home for almost a week now and I’m still struggling to comprehend how incredible my experience with Red Carpet Tours was. This was hands down one of the best things I ever have, and likely ever will do in my...
Just concluded my third trip with Red Carpet Tours. 5 stars for the 3rd time running! Excellent planning and attention to detail by the James Family and fabulous guiding by Julie. Once again, a very lovely, friendly ‘Fellowship’ of travellers with a common interest. You might expect...
I don’t have enough good things to say about this incredible experience. Our guide Julie is so knowledgeable and fun about everything LOTR AND New Zealand in general! My husband and I went for our belated honeymoon and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. You’re fed like Hobbits...
Taylor & Nick L
This is the best and ONLY way for a LOtR/Hobbit fan to experience New Zealand. Julie and her team are fantastic, knowledgeable people who, you can tell, put so much time and effort into making sure your experience with them is an amazing one! You will not regret choosing them as your guides...
This was a trip of a lifetime. I honestly couldn’t imagine seeing Middle Earth any other way. Julie is amazing and truly cultivated an experience that I will treasure forever. If you’re thinking about booking this trip—just do it. I promise that you will have the time of your life.