Discover the filming locations and let yourself be enchanted by the unique atmosphere! You can either tour along both islands or choose the spots you are mainly interested in and of course add some addtional days. Exploring the locations alone is a lot of fun, but the guided tours have highlights to offer like original props, stories or background knowledge!
Arrival in Auckland
Pick up your rental car at Auckland Airport and start your journey through “Middle Earth” New Zealand. The particularly lush green landscape around the town of Matamata was used as a backdrop for the floodplain. Hobbiton was rebuilt for the shooting of “The Hobbit” and since then has also served as a tourist attraction. During a two-hour tour you will be shown the entire area. Afterwards you drive on to Rotorua.