Ring6 Day New Zealand North Island Tour


Short TourVarious North Island Locations

Tour Overview

Our 6 Day New Zealand North Island LOTR tour whisks you away from Auckland on an adventure exploring Hobbiton , Trollshaws, Mordor and Emyn Muil , Gollum's fishing pool , the secret entrance to Erebor and Wellington with Weta Workshop, Weta Cave, Roxy Theater and "Get off the road" location from The Fellowship of the Ring ~  some iconic Middle-earth scenery. 

This Tour includes special presentations by Daniel Reeve LOTR and Hobbit Trilogies Calligrapher and Cartographer, as well as another special guest presentation (to be advised that month).

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

With the increasing El Nino, Global warming and changing weather patterns 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.

NZ Summer:  November through to and including March.   

NZ Autumn: April - May and Spring: October 

NZ Winter: June, July, August and September.                                                                               

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” -Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring


Itinerary - brief

  • Arrival Day
    Welcome dinner and meet the Fellowship at our Auckland Tour hotel. NZ Winter months Movie Guest
  • Day Two
    Our 1st travel day and off to the Shire ~Hobbiton. Guided Tour and buffet lunch.
  • Overnight in Rotorua. Optional extra activity. Maori Cultural experience, dinner and show.
  • Day Three
    Stunning Trollshaw Forest guided Tour (from The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey).
  • Day Four
    Ohakune to Wellington. Gollums fishing pool and Erebor locations today.
  • Day Five
    Visit Weta Workshop, Weta Cave, The beautiful Roxy Theatre for lunch. This afternoon FOTR location.
  • Day Six
    Meet LOTR/Hobbit Calligrapher Daniel Reeve and in Winter we add a special movie guest.
  • Day Seven
    Alas ~ your journey through Middle-earth with Red Carpet Tours is at an end.

Itinerary - detailed

  • Day One
    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. Winter months include a special movie guest. Accommodation: Takapuna, Auckland.
  • Day Two
    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).
  • Day Three
    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 Mt. Ruapehu and the sites of Mordor, Emyn Muil and Mt Doom. Overnight - Where the Stars stayed !
  • Day Four
    Ohakune to Wellington. 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 we dine at “The Green Parrot Restaurant” (Optional) - said to be a favourite of Viggo’s. Accommodation: Wellington, for the next 3 nights.
  • Day Five
    Wellywood Day, Miramar - New Zealand's movie capital ! Weta Workshop, 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.
  • Day Six
    Presentation day with LOTR / Hobbit Calligrapher and Cartographer Daniel Reeve. Winter months include a special movie guest presentation.
  • Day Seven
    Alas ~ your journey through Middle Earth with Red Carpet Tours is at an end. Thank you for travelling 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."
  • Departure day
    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

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • October 2019 7th – 13th Monday - Sunday
  • November 2019 4th – 10th Monday - Sunday
  • January 2020 6th - 12th Monday - Sunday
  • February 2020 3rd - 9th Monday - Sunday
  • March 2020 9th - 15th Monday - Sunday

Tour Highlights

  • Direct Bookings: Receive a Red Carpet Tours draw string backpack in our Summer months and a Red Carpet Tours beanie in our Winter months.
  • Explore the beautiful village of Hobbiton.
  • Enjoy a drink at ‘The Green Dragon’ and a Marquee Festive Feast Lunch beside the Green Dragon!
  • Travel through a scenic farmland drive to the Trolls' Cave and Trollshaw Forest
  • Discover the entrance to the Trolls’ Cave and Sting – Bilbo’s sword.
  • Capture amazing rock formations covered in bright green moss and lichen hanging from trees.
  • Visit the dark and craggy peaks of Mordor
  • Gollum's Fishing Pool
  • Secret Entrance to Erebor
  • Meet actors and artists involved with the filming!
  • Behind the scenes Weta Workshop tour and exclusive discounts for Red Carpet Tours passengers! 
  • Beautiful Roxy Theater
  • Special presentation and custom souvenirs from the Calligrapher and map maker for the LOTR and Hobbit, Daniel Reeve!


2019 Tour rates - all direct bookings receive a welcome package 

2019 and 2020 Tour dates shown below and on the Book now button.

Single: NZ$3,325

Share Twin: NZ$2,525 per person (2 people sharing a room).

March, July and December 2019 include the evening Hobbiton Tour and banquet dinner in the Green Dragon.

Prices for this tour are: Single NZ$3,385 or Share Twin NZ$2,675 per person (2 people sharing a room).


Click on the "Book This Tour" button to make a booking request! For further enquiries, you may e-mail us at [email protected].

2020 Tour rates -  due to increase in hotel prices

Single NZ$ 3,500

Share Twin: NZ$ 2,750 (2 people sharing a room)

Share Triple: As per Share Twin

Booking Details

Monthly departures, in line with our 14 day tours.