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Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

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New Zealand has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world - maybe we are biased - but directors and filmmakers have started to agree. In the last 20 years, New Zealand has been the home to many new movies none more famous than the Lord of the Rings franchise.
Over 150 real New Zealand locations were used for the filming of these iconic movies. From the rolling hills of Matamata, now home to the well-visited Hobbiton, to Queenstown and its surrounds.
If you're a super fan or even if you're not our Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton packages can show you the beauty of New Zealand. Browse our tours and as always if you see something you like and want to pair it with something else then get in touch and let us customise the perfect holiday for you!

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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$4,040pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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Travel north to south for two weeks exploring and experiencing Middle Earth's rugged beauty and magnificent vistas as captured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

You’ll enjoy visiting some of the filming locations for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies including Hobbiton Village near Matamata, and the Canterbury high country around Mt. Potts and Mt. Sunday which were transformed into Edoras. Driving through the Mackenzie country, near Mt Cook National Park, you’ll recognise many of the scenes and backdrops from the movies and in Queenstown you’ll experience a half day Nomad Safari of the Scenes tour, visiting remarkable locations such as Forest of Lothlorien and the Ithilien Camp.

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NZD$4,040
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28 days Map
  • 28 days/27 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$11,745pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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The ultimate 28 day essential tour. Visit and experience the very best of New Zealand. From the top of the North Island to the deep south enjoy superb hospitality while staying in a fantastic range of hotels, luxury lodges and boutique accommodations.

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11 days Map
  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Queenstown to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$2,148pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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A highlights tour exploring the iconic attractions of New Zealand. You begin in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown and finish in Auckland the 'City of Sails’.  Along the way you’ll visit Mt Cook National Park, Kaikoura and the wine region of Marlborough before crossing the Cook Strait to the North Island.  Highlights of the north include the Maori culture and thermal wonders in Rotorua and the harbour cities of Auckland and Wellington.

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NZD$2,148
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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$2,965pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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Tour New Zealand on a varied self drive tour offering many peaks -- or should that be stunning views -- behind the scenes of movies made in New Zealand.

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NZD$2,965
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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$2,964pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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From the vibrant city of Auckland you’ll travel south to the spectacular mountains and thrilling adventures of Queenstown. Along the way you’ll travel through heartland New Zealand, including the cultural mecca of Rotorua and quirky Wellington City in the North Island. While in the South Island you have opportunities for wildlife encounters in Kaikoura and plenty of time to explore the inspiring city of Christchurch.

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NZD$2,964
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9 days Map
  • 9 days/8 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$1,722pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
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Journey south through New Zealand’s North Island from Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ to the quirky capital city of Wellington.  Along the way you’ll encounter Maori culture in Rotorua,  explore the Art Deco architecture and vineyards of Napier and travel at a relaxed pace allowing you to really soak up the atmosphere of each destination.

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NZD$1,722
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17 days Map
  • 17 days/16 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$2,350pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineThe Hobbit & LOTR

Explore the best of the North Island at a relaxing pace, allowing you time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the diverse scenery.  From the ‘City of Sails’ you’ll journey north to the tropical Bay of Islands for 3 nights.  Then meander back down the island via the Kauri Coast, Snells Beach and the Coromandel Peninsula before hitting the cultural centre of Rotorua.  Continue on to the vibrant city of Wellington via the wine regions of the Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa.

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NZD$2,350
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21 days Map
  • 21 days/20 night Journey from Christchurch to Sydney
  • Prices start from NZD$8,785pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star
  • AUS & NZ Self Drive Tours
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Showcasing the very best of Australia and New Zealand, this 21 day experience gives you a taste of the best from each country. Travel through New Zealand's Southern Alps, home to glaciers that meet with rainforest and mountain peaks that Sir Edmund Hillary trained on before leading the first team to the summit of Mt Everest. Continue your journey north, discovering local Maori culture and bubbling mud pools in Rotorua before crossing the Tasman Sea to Australia.
Here, you will experience the magic of Uluru (Ayers Rock) under the stars, then dip below the surface to discover the Great Barrier Reef. Wander through the ancient Daintree Rainforest, cruise through Sydney Harbour and take a day trip to the Blue Mountains to meet some unique wildlife before heading home.

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NZD$8,785
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15 days Map
  • 15 days/14 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$3,565pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive
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Starting and finishing in the 'adventure capital' of Queenstown This comprehensive South Island itinerary visits every South Island must see location including Milford Sound, Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, and the West Coast Glaciers.

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NZD$3,565
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21 days Map
  • 21 days/20 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$4,199pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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On the North Island travel through the cultural centre of Rotorua, a volcanic heritage site and visit NZ's two largest cities. Discover bubbling mud pools & incredible Geothermal activity! Move South on the breathtaking Interislander Ferry before seeing wildlife such as Dolphins in Kaikoura, the dramatic glaciers in Franz Josef, Milford Sounds staggering waterfalls & much more. Contact us for a custom made plan!

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NZD$4,199
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10 days Map
  • 10 days/9 night Journey from Wellington to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$2,141pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
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Starting in Wellington explore Napier, Rotorua, Auckland and the Bay of Islands.

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NZD$2,141
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25 days Map
  • 25 days/24 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$4,799pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ South Island Self Drive
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This comprehensive tour carves a figure eight through spectacular South Island scenery.  You'll experience all New Zealand's south has to offer, from wildlife and wilderness to vineyards and heritage.

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NZD$4,799
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11 days Map
  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Queenstown to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$2,505pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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Travel North from the heart of the Southern Lakes to Auckland. This highlights tour will show you National Parks, cities, coastline, the capital of Wellington and of course Rotorua.

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NZD$2,505
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42 days Map
  • 42 days/41 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$9,147pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineThe Hobbit & LOTR

Our longest tour allows you time to explore every region of New Zealand including those iconic destinations you’ve heard so much about.

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8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Rotorua to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$2,876pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
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Add this itinerary to some existing plans. Starting in Rotorua your whirlwind adventure includes visiting Hobbiton, Jet Boat riding, staying on the side of a volcano and glow worm caves!

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NZD$2,876
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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$5,546pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineLuxury touringThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

Take 14 days to explore the North Island. This itinerary covers the premier locations at a pace you will enjoy. Time to relax with the 'must see' activities taken care of. Stay in a superb selection of 5 star hotels, luxury and boutique lodges.

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NZD$5,546
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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$5,137pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineLuxury touringThe Hobbit & LOTR

Take 14 days to explore the North Island. This itinerary covers the premier locations at a pace you will enjoy. Time to relax with the 'must see' activities taken care of. Stay in a superb selection of 5 star hotels, luxury and boutique lodges.

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NZD$5,137
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23 days Map
  • 23 days/22 night Journey from Christchurch to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$4,237pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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In just over 3 weeks, you’ll experience an amazing diversity in scenery, landscape and geography as you journey from the alpine regions of the South Island to the sub-tropical Bay of Islands in the North Island.  Along the way you have many two night stays allowing you the time to relax and soak up your surroundings which will vary from cosmopolitan cities to national parks and everything in between.

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NZD$4,237
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30 days Map
  • 30 days/29 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$5,326pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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Experience the iconic attractions and hidden gems in this 30 day tour exploring the North and South Island in great detail. Explore the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Kaikoura, Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford, Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers as well as the major cities. You’ll also spend time in more out of the way locations such as the Coromandel, the Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the diverse geography between the north and south, spectacular landscapes and the rich wildlife that inhabits our land and seas. This tour has something for everyone.

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NZD$5,326
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17 days Map
  • 17 days/16 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$3,415pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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Travelling through the heart of the North Island this tour allows you to see the incredible diversity that New Zealand offers. The South Island's mountains, lakes and glaciers and the North Islands rich Maori culture and its modern cosmopolitan cities.

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NZD$3,415
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10 days Map
  • 10 days/9 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$2,999pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
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Spend 10 days in Middle Earth. This itinerary takes you to Mt Doom, Mordor, Hobbiton, and the Weta Cave...

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NZD$2,999
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9 days Map
  • 9 days/8 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$1,399pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
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Travelling through the heart of the country you’ll journey past an incredible diversity of New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and wildlife mecca of Kaikoura.  This tour is also flexible enough to add additional days if you have extra time.

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NZD$1,399
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3 days Map
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  • 3 days/2 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$1,225pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • Independent Daily Departures
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Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Tamaki Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set and Wai-O-Tapu thermal area on this action packed 3 day tour.

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NZD$1,225
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11 days Map
  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$2,628pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
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Explore the North Island's major visitor cities. After a day trip to beautiful Waiheke Island, travel south from Auckland via Rotorua and on to the art deco city of Napier. Then continue south for a night in picturesque Martinborough before you enjoy two nights in our vibrant capital Wellington. Take in the amazing scenery of the central North island returning to Auckland on board the Northern Explorer scenic train. This is a great value tour with plenty of time to explore the regions at your own pace.

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NZD$2,628
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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$6,284pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star
  • NZ South Island Self Drive
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'Not all those who wander are lost... ' Experience the awe-inspiring scenery of the South Island (Middle Earth) on this action packed 14 day vacation.

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7 days Map
  • 7 days/6 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$1,285pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
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A tour through the heart of the North Island highlighting its incredible diversity. Experience the rich culture of Rotorua with a visit to Tamaki Maori Village plus a full day to explore the thermal wonders. Visit Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and then onto the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Aranui Cave before heading back to Auckland.

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NZD$1,285
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21 days Map
  • 21 days/20 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$3,190pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
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Explore every corner of the North Island with this 21 day self drive tour. As well as the iconic destinations of Rotorua and the Bay of Islands, you’ll also have time to explore some out of the way hidden gems, like Cape Palliser and the spectacular Taranaki coastline.  Highlights of this tour include the wine growing regions of Martinborough and the Hawkes Bay; idyllic beach communities of the Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Islands; the unique Maori culture of Rotorua and the vibrant cities of Auckland and Wellington.

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NZD$3,190
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5 days Map
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$2,255pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star
  • Independent Daily Departures
Family touringThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Tamaki Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set and Wai-O-Tapu thermal area on this action packed 5 day itinerary.

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NZD$2,255
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2 days Map
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  • 2 days/1 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$890pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • Independent Daily Departures
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Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Tamaki Maori Village and Hobbiton Movie Set on this 2 day fun filled tour.

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5 days Map
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$1,592pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • Independent Daily Departures
Family touringThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Tamaki Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set and Wai-O-Tapu thermal area on this action packed 5 day itinerary.

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8 days Map
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  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$3,291pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star
  • Independent Daily Departures
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Embark on a journey of Middle Earth and New Zealand. Visit official sites used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, whilst visiting some of New Zealand's most stunning attractions including glowworm caves, active geysers, dramatic mountains and deep fiords.

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NZD$3,291
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2 days Map
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  • 2 days/1 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$854pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • Independent Daily Departures
Family touringThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Tamaki Maori Village and Hobbiton Movie Set on this 2 day fun filled tour.

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