Embark on an unexpected journey, a magical tour of Middle Earth New Zealand... but even better you do not have to self drive! This tour includes the scenes and battlegrounds filmed for the retelling of J.R.R. Tolkiens masterpieces. Travel in comfort by way of coach, ferry, train and plane. We have scheduled this tour perfectly - the best mix of the highlights of New Zealand for a postcard perfect adventure.
This tour incorporates the great outdoors whilst enjoying the beauty of nature with fun friendly people just like you. You`ll experience New Zealand's best hikes and activities in the stunning Southwest World Heritage New Zealand area, comfortably staying in premium accommodation and enjoying excellent food and wine.
Enjoy this independent coach tour to explore the 'Must See' highlights of the North and South Island. Enjoy the Waitomo Caves, a Maori Cultural Experience, a Milford Sound Nature Cruise, a Dart River Safari Tour, a TSS Earnslaw Cruise and a TranzAlpine Rail journey. Many highlights are waiting for you on this 12 Day journey!
Welcome to Middle-Earth! Many people have dreamed about Middle Earth, and this Lord of the Rings tour can take you into the dream and it will become reality. Visit Lord of The Rings's film locations, Weta Studios, Hobbiton and enjoy other fascinating guided tours.
National Geographic Journeys are built on meaningful encounters with people and places, interactions with knowledgeable local guides, and the freedom to roam. This unique itinerary blends fun and hands-on exploration with opportunities to forge human connections with people we meet. Usually limited to 16 or fewer travellers, this immersive trip are accessibly priced and offer more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Spend 12 glorious days in New Zealand's South Island on a small group tour with an expert local guide. Leaving from Wellington, you'll cross the Cook Strait to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, then venture into the majestic Southern Alps and the adventure playground of Queenstown.
Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation
Welcome to Middle-earth! Many people have dreamed about Middle Earth, and these Lord of the Rings tours takes the dream and makes it a reality. This Lord of the Rings tour will take you from the capital Wellington to New Zealand’s adventure capital Queenstown. On the way, you will discover captivating scenery, visit unique filming locations, meet characters involved in the making of the films, and experience a whirlwind adventure through Middle-earth.
**this tour now returns to travel via the Kaikoura coast rather than Hanmer Springs