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 (during our Winter months).

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:  December through to and including March.   

NZ Autumn: April - May and Spring: October & November

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

  • Day 1
    Welcome dinner and meet the Fellowship at our Auckland Tour hotel. NZ Winter months - Movie Guest
  • Day 2
    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 3
    Stunning Trollshaw Forest guided Tour (from The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey).
  • Day 4
    Ohakune to Wellington. Gollums fishing pool and Erebor locations today.
  • Day 5
    Visit Weta Workshop, Weta Cave, The beautiful Roxy Theatre for lunch. This afternoon FOTR location.
  • Day 6
    Meet LOTR/Hobbit Calligrapher Daniel Reeve and in Winter we add a special movie guest.
  • Departure Day
    Alas ~ your journey through Middle-earth with Red Carpet Tours is at an end.

Itinerary - detailed

  • 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
  • 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 ! 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.
  • 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."

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • June 2020 8th - 14th Monday - Sunday
  • July 2020 13th - 19th Monday - Sunday
  • August 2020 10th - 16th Monday - Sunday
  • October 2020 12th - 18th Monday - Sunday
  • November 2020 9th - 15th Monday - Sunday

Tour Highlights

  • Direct Bookings: Receive a Red Carpet Tours welcome pack.
  • Explore the beautiful village of Hobbiton.
  • Enjoy a drink at ‘The Green Dragon’ and a Marquee Festive Feast Lunch beside the Green Dragon!
  • Hobbiton Evening Tour and banquet dinner in March, September and December, instead of the Day Tour.
  • 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 Extended 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!


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

Single: NZ$3,700  (USD approx $2,330)

Double: NZ$3,000 per person (2 people sharing a room)  (USD approx $1,890)

December includes the evening Hobbiton Tour and banquet dinner in the Green Dragon.

Click on the "Book This Tour" button to make a booking request!

For further enquiries, you may e-mail us at [email protected].


Booking Details

Monthly departures, in line with our 14 day tours.