In the Footsteps of Middle-earth

In the Footsteps of Middle-earth

New Zealand, a land of breathtaking natural beauty, served as the backdrop for the epic world of Middle-earth in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film series. Embarking on a 13-night adventure across this enchanting country, you’ll explore the cinematic wonders and enchanting landscapes that brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary masterpiece to life.

In the Footsteps of Middle-earth

New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Rotorua > Ruapehu > Wellington & Martinborough > South Island > Christchurch & Canterbury > Queenstown & Wanaka 

16 Days, 13 Nights

Your journey begins in Auckland, the City of Sails. You’ll be staying at the Movenpick Auckland, a luxurious haven with a Superior King City Room that offers a magnificent view of the city. Enjoy a hearty breakfast to fuel your day as you prepare for your adventures in Middle-earth.

Visit the Weta Workshop Unleashed, where you can dive into the creative process behind the special effects and props of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Immerse yourself in the magic of movie-making.

Your journey continues with a one-way Hobbiton Express from Auckland to Rotorua, the heart of New Zealand’s geothermal wonders. Experience the enchanting landscapes as you make your way to this geothermal paradise.

Spend the next two nights in Rotorua, at the Regent of Rotorua, in a Superior Room with breakfast included. Rotorua is known for its geothermal wonders, and your adventures include an Eco Thermal Park Tour and a Floatplane Crater Lake Flight, offering breathtaking views of this unique landscape. In the Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the Te Po Indigenous Evening Experience and witness traditional performances, savor a Hangi feast, and gain insight into the Maori way of life.

Stay at the Powderhorn Chateau, located in the stunning Tongariro National Park, you’ll embark on a Sunset Guided Walk. Explore the diverse landscapes that inspired Tolkien’s Middle-earth, from lush forests to volcanic peaks.

Two nights in Wellington offer a change of scenery. You’ll stay at the Travelodge Hotel Wellington, with a Guest Room and breakfast. Your adventures include a visit to the Weta Workshop Experience and a Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour.

Head to Christchurch where a private arrival transfer will take you from the airport to The Mayfair, where you’ll stay in a Mayfair King room with breakfast included. Experience the magic of Middle-earth with a Lord of the Rings LOTR Tour, exploring the Canterbury landscapes that served as the backdrop for many iconic scenes.

Embark on a small-group tour from Christchurch to Mt. Cook via Lake Tekapo. Marvel at the stunning vistas as you journey through this enchanting landscape.

Your next destination is Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. You’ll stay at the The Dairy Private Hotel in an Oasis Room with breakfast included. Over four days, you’ll enjoy a half day Lord of the Rings experience, a Milford Sound Fly, Nature Cruise, Fly Experience, a thrilling KJet boat experience, and a visit to TSS Earnslaw with Walter Peak Farm and Gourmet BBQ Dinner.

As your epic adventure draws to a close, a private departure transfer will take you from your hotel to Queenstown Airport. Reflect on the extraordinary experiences and breathtaking landscapes you’ve encountered throughout your journey.

This 13-night adventure through New Zealand is a dream come true for fans of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film series. From the geothermal wonders of Rotorua to the cinematic landscapes of Wellington and the rugged beauty of Queenstown, you’ll immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Middle-earth while enjoying comfortable accommodation and memorable experiences. New Zealand truly is a place where fantasy becomes reality.


  • Auckland: Weta Workship
  • Matamata: Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Rotorua: Thermal Reserves, Crater Lakes, Maori Experience
  • Tongariro: Guided Walk
  • Wellington: Weta Workshop, LOTR Tour
  • Christchurch: LOTR tour, Wine and City Tour
  • Queenstown: Milford Sound, Jetboat Ride, LOTR tour, Walter Peak Farm Evening


  • Round-trip airfare on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland, returning from Queenstown
  • One-way airfare from Wellington to Christchurch
  • One-way private arrival transfer Auckland Airport/Hotel 
  • 1 night Auckland, Movenpick Auckland, Superior King City Room including breakfast
    • Weta Workshop Unleashed, Auckland
  • One-way Hobbiton Express from Auckland to Rotorua
  • 2 nights Rotorua, Regent of Rotorua, Superior Room including breakfast
    • Eco Thermal Park Tour
    • Floatplane Crater Lake Flight
    • Te Po Indigenous Evening Experience
  • 4-days Intermediate Car Hire including unlimited mileage
  • 1 night Tongariro, Powderhorn Chateau, Hotel Suite
    • Sunset Guided Walk
  • 2 nights Wellington, Travelodge Hotel Wellington, Guest Room including breakfast
    • Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour
  • One-way private arrival transfer Christchurch airport/hotel
  • 3-nights Christchurch, The Mayfair, Mayfair King including breakfast
    • Lord of the Rings LOTR Tour
    • Wine Trail and City Day Tour
  • One-way Christchurch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo small-group tour
  • 4 nights Queenstown, The Dairy Private Hotel including breakfast
    • Half day Lord of the Rings experience, Queenstown
    • Milford Sound Fly, Nature Cruise, Fly Experience
    • KJet jetboat experience
    • TSS Earnslaw with Walter Peak Farm and Gourmet BBQ Dinner
  • One-way private departure transfer hotel to Queenstown Airport
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee


Based on Departures

Price per Person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

April 1 - April 30, 2024 7059
May 1 - June 28, 2024 7279
June 29 - July 24, 2024 7659
July 25 - September 25, 2024 7279
September 26 - October 16, 2024 7789
October 17 - December 4, 2024 7499
December 5 - December 12, 2024 7879
December 13 - December 23, 2024 8399
December 24 - January 3, 2025 7889
January 4 - January 13, 2025 8399
January 14 - January 29, 2025 7879
January 30 - March 10, 2025 7499


*Rates are not valid over special events.

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Group Size

Independent Vacation


May 1 - June 28, 2024 & July 25 - September 25, 2024


From $7279 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for weekday departures and weekend returns May 1 - June 28, 2024 & July 25 - September 25, 2024. Transpacific departures Fri – Sun incur a $50 fee each direction. Advertised pricing reflects low season pricing. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel outside this season. Must be booked by May 31, 2024. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (3/8/2024) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to fare increases and currency fluctuations. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice.  Please call for our current prices. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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