Trans-Tasman Bubble LOTR Tour

As New Zealand and Australia plan to open their borders to each other first, we wanted to offer a special Trans-Tasman LOTR Tour to our Aussie fans!

What is it?

This 6 Day LOTR Tour will be available once the Trans-Tasman bubble is in place between Australia and New Zealand. We have tailored this Tour to include some extra goodies so it is the perfect get away for new and returning passengers! 


Brief Itinerary 


Day 1

Arrive in Auckland City and meet as a group with a welcome buffet dinner. If arriving earlier in the day you can  explore Auckland City and the many activities available. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza, Central City


Day 2

Today we will travel to the movie set of Hobbiton where we will explore the Shire and magic of this place! The Fellowship will enjoy a light lunch in the Shires Rest, before heading to Rotorua. There is an highly recommended optional Maori cultural experience available tonight. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. 


Day 3

This is a new activity we are including in this Tour. Today you will get to take a boat tour of the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves! Following this we will travel to the stunning movie location for Trollshaw Forest from The Hobbit. Our enthusiastic hosts will provide you with behind the scenes filming stories and an explanation of the set. 4 wheel drive vans will take us into this lush and extraordinary location. Accommodation: Novotel, New Plymouth.


Day 4

Today we travel to the country's capital and movie making hub, Wellington. As we travel we will watch Fellowship of the Ring onboard the coach, as well as compete in our awesome Lotr Quiz. Later this afternoon we will have some fun in the 'get off the road!' movie location from The Fellowship of the Ring. Accommodation for the next three nights: Copthorne, Wellington.


Day 5

Today we have our amazing Weta Workshop day! We will take a behind the scenes tour with Weta and enjoy a special hands-on workshop with talented Weta artists. We also have access to an exclusive Weta Cave discount only offered to Red Carpet Tours passengers! Now onto enjoy a delicious lunch in the beautiful Roxy theatre, fit for any Hobbit. 


Day 6 

This morning an entertaining Movie guest presentation not to be missed, followed by a delicious group lunch. This afternoon we get to enjoy an exclusive presentation from the map maker and calligrapher for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies !  He will also be able to do custom work for us which make very unique and special souvenirs! 

Final night in Wellington, you may like to check out the Green Parrot restaurant ~ said to be a favourite of Viggo and the Hobbits.



Included in this Tour


  • All accommodation
  • All guiding
  • Hobbiton guided movie set Tour and lunch
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour
  • Presentation by Movie Guest
  • Presentation by Daniel Reeve the Calligrapher and Cartographer for all 6 movies.
  • Behind the scenes Weta Workshop Tour and exclusive workshop experience.
  • Red Carpet Tours discount at the Weta Cave
  • Coach transport with Wifi
  • Entry to Movie Locations
  • Access to private land
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner


(These will depend on when the Trans-Tasman bubble is open)

August - to be confirmed 

September -  to be confirmed 

October -  to be confirmed 

November -  to be confirmed 

December -  to be confirmed 

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