Journey through a winter Middle-earth!

This 12 day The Lord of the Rings New Zealand adventure is designed for a Middle earth Winter. Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Middle-earth, traveling from Auckland to Queenstown via LOTR filming locations, movie studios, and movie guests.

lord of the rings 12 day tour
Overview & highlights

This is our New Zealand Winter 12-day The Lord of the Rings Tour. Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Middle-earth, travelling from Auckland to Queenstown via  LOTR filming locations, movie studios, and special Movie Guest presentations. This Tour is the ultimate adventure for an avid Tolkien fan!

You will also meet those involved in the making of the movies, and travel off the beaten track into the breathtaking landscapes and natural attractions New Zealand has to offer.

Along the way, there are opportunities for helicopter flights and landings on iconic mountains used in the films, extended Wellington (Wellywood) movie behind-the-scenes experiences with special film guests, Bungy jumping or 4-wheel drive tours to amazing and remote film locations. All within a small fellowship of like-minded travellers, led by our passionate The Lord Of The Rings guides.

 

Highlights

  • Explore The Shire and enjoy a feast fit for any Hobbit!
  • Have a pint in The Green Dragon Pub
  • Meet artists involved with both The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit Trilogies!
  • Auckland Weta Workshop Unleashed experience
  • Wellington Behind-the-scenes Weta Workshop tour and exclusive discounts for Red Carpet Tours passengers!
  • Domestic flight between the North and South Islands
  • Explore Trollshaw Forest
  • Tour the famous Waitomo native Glow Worm Caves
  • Experience the beautiful Queenstown - the fun and adventure capital of New Zealand
  • Step inside Fangorn Forest
  • Experience the 'Calling up of Shadowfax"

 

What people have said!

"Exceptional! Marvellous! Outstanding! Just a few of the words I could use to describe how fabulous the Red Carpet Tours winter Lord of the Rings tour was. The organisation from beginning to end couldn’t be faulted. Hotels were carefully selected for location and quality. The days were carefully balanced to ensure interesting content, no dull bits, but not over tiring. There were some silly times too which could be enjoyed as a participant or observer. We joined the tour purely to see the amazing New Zealand landscape but we were quickly drawn into the fascinating business of making the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. The locations were amazing including some that aren’t available on all tours. The tour guides had so much background knowledge about the filming and those involved it added a wonderful richness to the tour. This is a tour for any fan of the films, or anyone who wants a wonderful New Zealand holiday." - Judith, UK (June 2023 fellowship)

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Middle earth!

2025 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$ 7,250  (approx USD $4,360) - Book here
Double: NZ$ 6,000 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here
Triple: NZ$ 6,000 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.
 

2026 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$8,500  (approx USD $5,200) - Book here
Double/Twin: NZ$7,250 per person, 2 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,435) - Book here
Triple: NZ$7,000 per person, 3 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,285) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.

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Inclusions & Add ons
  • Private bus transportation
  • Welcome pack  for direct bookings
  • All guiding services
  • Special Movie Guest presentations in Wellington
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 2 buffet Dinners
  • Entry Fees to private The Lord Of The Rings New Zealand sites
  • Department of Conservation fees
  • Auckland Weta Workshop Unleashed experience
  • Entry fees for Hobbiton and festive feast lunch
  • Weta Workshop extended Tour and workshop
  • Domestic Airfare  Wellington - Queenstown
  • Special presentations from movie guests

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Middle earth!

2025 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$ 7,250  (approx USD $4,360) - Book here
Double: NZ$ 6,000 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here
Triple: NZ$ 6,000 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.
 

2026 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$8,500  (approx USD $5,200) - Book here
Double/Twin: NZ$7,250 per person, 2 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,435) - Book here
Triple: NZ$7,000 per person, 3 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,285) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.

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Dates

Being in the Southern Hemisphere, our seasons here in New Zealand may be at different times of the year to yours (depending on where you live). Therefore, we have found it necessary to have seasonal itineraries to enhance your experience of Middle Earth. These comprise of the following months, please email us for a copy of your chosen New Zealand season itinerary. 

2024 Winter Tours - Fully Booked

June 3rd - 14th
Fully Booked
July 1st - 12th
Fully Booked

2025 Winter Tours - Fully Booked

June 2nd - 13th
Fully Booked
July 7th - 24th
Fully Booked

NEW 2026 Winter Tours - Available Now!

June: 1st - 12th
Available
July: 6th - 17th
Available

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Middle earth!

2025 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$ 7,250  (approx USD $4,360) - Book here
Double: NZ$ 6,000 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here
Triple: NZ$ 6,000 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.
 

2026 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$8,500  (approx USD $5,200) - Book here
Double/Twin: NZ$7,250 per person, 2 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,435) - Book here
Triple: NZ$7,000 per person, 3 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,285) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.

Book Now

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Middle earth!

2025 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$ 7,250  (approx USD $4,360) - Book here
Double: NZ$ 6,000 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here
Triple: NZ$ 6,000 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD $3,600) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.
 

2026 Winter Tour Prices

Single: NZ$8,500  (approx USD $5,200) - Book here
Double/Twin: NZ$7,250 per person, 2 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,435) - Book here
Triple: NZ$7,000 per person, 3 people sharing a room (approx USD $4,285) - Book here

You can use a currency website to check your exchange rate.

Book Now

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