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Lord of the Rings Tour

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Product Code : AGORA872

Embark on a captivating 14-day private tour and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Middle-earth. Visit iconic filming locations from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, including Hobbiton in Matamata, Wellington, Queenstown, and Nelson. Explore breathtaking landscapes, discover the magic behind the movie-making process, and experience the rich culture of New Zealand. This tour offers a perfect blend of adventure, fantasy, and natural beauty for all Lord of the Rings enthusiasts.

Day 1: Arrival in Auckland, Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at Auckland Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in, or explore the vibrant city of Auckland at your leisure. In the evening, join a welcome dinner where you can meet your fellow travelers and learn more about the exciting adventure ahead.


Day 2: Auckland to Matamata (160km / 2 hours approx.)

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, depart Auckland and head to Matamata, home of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Middle-earth as you explore the meticulously recreated Shire. Wander through the lush green hills, visit hobbit holes, and learn fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. After the tour, continue to Rotorua and spend the night in this geothermal wonderland.


Day 3: Rotorua to Wellington (450km / 5.5 hours approx.)

Bid farewell to Rotorua and embark on a scenic drive to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Along the way, admire the picturesque landscapes and rolling hills that served as the backdrop for numerous Lord of the Rings scenes. Arrive in Wellington and take a leisurely stroll along the vibrant waterfront or explore the city's eclectic mix of cafes, galleries, and museums. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Wellington.


Day 4: Wellington City Tour

After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Wellington, also known as "Wellywood" due to its association with the film industry. Visit the Weta Workshop, a world-renowned special effects studio that played a crucial role in bringing the fantastical creatures and landscapes of Middle-earth to life. Explore the exhibits and learn about the intricate craftsmanship behind the movie magic. In the afternoon, you have the option to visit the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, or explore the vibrant Cuba Street. Spend another night in Wellington.


Day 5: Wellington to Queenstown (Flight: 2 hours approx.)

Today, catch a flight from Wellington to Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Take in the breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, or explore the charming streets of Queenstown filled with boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Relax and prepare for the exciting adventures that await in the coming days.


Day 6: Queenstown Lord of the Rings Tour

After breakfast, embark on a thrilling Lord of the Rings tour in and around Queenstown. Visit filming locations such as the Remarkables Mountain Range, Arrowtown, and Glenorchy, which served as the backdrop for iconic scenes including Isengard and Lothlórien. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes that captured the imagination of millions of fans worldwide. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner and spend another night in Queenstown.


Day 7: Queenstown Free Day

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at your own pace. You can choose to engage in optional activities like bungee jumping, jet boating, or taking a scenic gondola ride for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, you can relax and enjoy the beauty of Queenstown, strolling along the lakefront or visiting local shops and galleries. Overnight in Queenstown.


Day 8: Queenstown to Nelson (Flight: 1.5 hours approx.)

Say goodbye to Queenstown and catch a flight to Nelson, a charming city situated at the top of the South Island. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and take the opportunity to explore Nelson's vibrant arts and crafts scene. Visit local galleries, boutiques, and the bustling Saturday market, where you can find unique handmade souvenirs. Enjoy a relaxing evening and overnight stay in Nelson.


Day 9: Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park

After breakfast, embark on a day trip to Abel Tasman National Park, known for its golden beaches, turquoise waters, and lush coastal forests. Explore the park's picturesque walking tracks, kayak along the pristine coastline, or take a scenic boat cruise to discover hidden coves and wildlife. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that inspired the filming of Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Return to Nelson in the evening and overnight at your hotel.


Day 10: Nelson to Wellington (Flight: 1.5 hours approx.)

Bid farewell to Nelson and catch a flight back to Wellington. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can revisit any favorite spots or explore new areas of the city. Enjoy a relaxing evening in Wellington and prepare for the remaining days of your Lord of the Rings adventure.


Day 11: Wellington to Tongariro National Park (325km / 4.5 hours approx.)

Leave Wellington behind and embark on a scenic drive to Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its volcanic landscapes. As you journey through the North Island's stunning countryside, admire the views of rolling hills, farmlands, and distant mountains. Arrive in Tongariro National Park, where you can explore the iconic Mount Ngauruhoe, also known as Mount Doom in the movies. Spend the night in the park and soak in the natural beauty that inspired some of the most memorable scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Day 12: Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Rotorua (175km / 2.5 hours approx.)

Today, embark on the unforgettable Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand's most popular day hikes. Traverse the otherworldly volcanic terrain, passing emerald lakes, steaming vents, and ancient lava flows. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes that served as the backdrop for Mordor and Mount Doom. After the hike, continue your journey to Rotorua, known for its geothermal wonders and rich Maori culture. Enjoy a relaxing evening and overnight stay in Rotorua.


Day 13: Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Maori Culture

Explore the geothermal wonders of Rotorua on a guided tour. Visit Te Puia, a Maori cultural center, and witness the bubbling mud pools, geysers, and the iconic Pohutu Geyser. Immerse yourself in Maori traditions, experience a traditional Maori welcome ceremony, and learn about wood carving and weaving. In the evening, indulge in a Hangi feast, a traditional Maori meal cooked using geothermal steam, and enjoy a captivating cultural performance. Overnight in Rotorua.


Day 14: Departure from Rotorua

After breakfast, transfer to Rotorua Airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to the North Island and the magical world of Middle-earth. Take with you cherished memories of the Lord of the Rings tour and the stunning landscapes that brought the movies to life.

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.

- Accommodation in comfortable hotels with daily breakfast.

- Guided tours to Lord of the Rings filming locations and attractions as mentioned in the itinerary.

- Entrance fees to filming locations and national parks.

- Transportation in a private vehicle with a professional driver.

- Visits to Weta Workshop and other related movie sites.

- Traditional Maori cultural performances and Hangi meals.

- Experienced tour guide providing informative commentary throughout the tour.

- All taxes and service charges.

- International flights to and from New Zealand.

- Meals other than breakfast unless specified in the itinerary.

- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional activities, and gratuities.

- Travel insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Visa fees, if applicable.

- Any additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters or flight delays.