6 Day Lord Of The Rings Tour

Our 6 Day North Island LOTR tour whisks you away from Auckland on an adventure exploring Hobbiton, Trollshaws, Gollum's fishing pool, the secret entrance to Erebor and Wellington with Weta Workshop, Weta Cave and much more!

Overview & highlights

Our 6 Day Lord of the Rings North Island Tour whisks you away from Auckland on an adventure exploring Hobbiton, Trollshaw Forest, Gollum's fishing pool, the Secret Entrance to Erebor, Weta Workshop, Weta Cave, Roxy Theater and the iconic "Get off the road" location from The Fellowship of the Ring. Enjoy off of this while driving through stunning New Zealand Middle-earth scenery. 

This Tour includes special presentations by Daniel Reeve, the calligrapher and map maker for both LOTR and Hobbit Trilogies as well as another special movie guest (during our Winter months).

All within a small fellowship of like-minded travelers, led by our passionate LOTR guide.

Highlights

  • Visit Trollshaw Forest and stunning scenery
  • Explore Bilbo's Shire and Hobbiton Tour and lunch!
  • Experience breathtaking  Gollum's fishing pool film locations
  • Behind the scenes Weta Workshop tour and exclusive discounts for Red Carpet Tours passengers!
  • Daniel Reeve presentation, Lord of the Rings Calligrapher and Cartographer - buy exclusive souvenirs.
  • 'Get off the road' location from Fellowship of the Ring.

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

2023 Tour Prices

Single: NZ$3,850  (approx USD$2,385)

Double: NZ$3,300 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Triple: NZ$3,300 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Please check the current exchange rate for your currency. 

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Itinerary

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Auckland city New Zealand

Direct bookings. You receive a Red Carpet Tours Welcome pack. We gather this evening for our Welcome Dinner , to meet each other and prepare for our early start tomorrow. Accommodation: Auckland City.

the shire hobbiton

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). Optional evening Maori concert and hangi dinner, highly recommended!

trollshaw forest the hobbit

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 the majestic Huka Falls and the geothermal capital of New Zealand; Taupo. Overnight -Lakeside Taupo accomodation.

Gollum's fishing pool

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 you may like to dine at “The Green Parrot Restaurant” (Optional) - said to be a favourite of Viggo’s. Accommodation: Wellington, for the next 3 nights.

weta workshop

Wellywood Day, Miramar - New Zealand's movie capital ! Extended Weta Workshop Tour, 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.

lord of the rings maps

Presentation day with LOTR / Hobbit Calligrapher and Cartographer Daniel Reeve. Purchase amazing custom souvenirs. Winter months include a special movie guest presentation. Afternoon free to explore Wellington, a must see is Te Papa Museum. Thank you for travelling with us... there and back again...

Alas ~ your journey through Middle Earth with Red Carpet Tours is at an end. Thank you for traveling 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." On departure day you will need a domestic airfare from Wellington to Auckland and then your international flight home from Auckland. We can recommend Air New Zealand for this domestic flight: www.airnewzealand.co.nz

Inclusions & Add ons
  • Private bus  transportation with unlimited free Wifi onboard
  • Welcome pack  for direct bookings
  • All guiding services
  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 1 buffet Dinner
  • Entry Fees to private Lord Of The Rings New Zealand sites
  • Department of Conservation fees
  • Entry fees for Hobbiton and festive feast lunch
  • Tour fees at Trollshaws
  • Weta Workshop extended Tour and workshop
  • Special presentation guest from the films

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

2023 Tour Prices

Single: NZ$3,850  (approx USD$2,385)

Double: NZ$3,300 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Triple: NZ$3,300 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Please check the current exchange rate for your currency. 

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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 Dates

January - May
Fully Booked
June & July
Available as a 12 day winter tour
September
Fully Booked
October 7th - 14th
Available - please email
November 4th - 11th
Available - please email
December
Available as a 14 day tour only

2025 Dates

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January - March 2023 (NZ Summer Tour)

January 9th - 15th
Fully Booked
February 6th - 12th
Fully Booked
March 2023
Fully Booked

April - May 2023 (NZ Autumn Tour)

April 10th - 16th
Fully Booked
May 8th - 14th
Fully Booked

October - December 2023 (NZ Spring Tour)

October 9th - 15th
Fully Booked
November 13th - 19th
Fully Booked
December Anniversary Tour
Fully Booked

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

2023 Tour Prices

Single: NZ$3,850  (approx USD$2,385)

Double: NZ$3,300 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Triple: NZ$3,300 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Please check the current exchange rate for your currency. 

Book Now

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

2023 Tour Prices

Single: NZ$3,850  (approx USD$2,385)

Double: NZ$3,300 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Triple: NZ$3,300 per person (3 people sharing a room)  (approx USD$2,045)

Please check the current exchange rate for your currency. 

Book Now

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