Red Carpet Tours are the most experienced Lord of the Rings small group tour operator in New Zealand. Their comprehensive tours offer the very best of the Lord of the Rings and New Zealand in one compelling package, staying in comfortable 4-star accommodation throughout.
Why Our Guests Love Red Carpet Tours
Visits to awe-inspiring Lord of the Rings scenery and sets
From the lush green fields of the Shire, to snow-capped peaks and epic battle grounds, Red Carpet Tours will lead you in the footsteps of your favourite Hobbits.
Exclusive access to people and places involved in filming
Red Carpet Tours takes you further behind the scenes! They offer unique opportunities to explore private locations used during filming, and to chat with some of the craftspeople involved.
Exceptional knowledge of Lord of the Rings and New Zealand
Red Carpet Tours was born out of a genuine passion for Tolkien and Lord Of The Rings. They are most experienced LOTR tour operator in New Zealand and can't wait to share their in-depth knowledge with you.
Make Life-Long Friends
Be part of a fellowship from the moment you arrive until the time you leave. The small group size allows you to easily mix with like-minded people and form friendships that last a lifetime.
Beneath southern skies, a world of pure magic awaits. Soaring, snow-capped mountains stretch as far as the eye can see; fading into a mist of purple and pinks come sunset. Mirror-like lakes reflect wide open skies. Mist hovers above rivers and emerald-coloured moss clings to rocky banks. Welcome to New Zealand - the real Middle-earth.
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