The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy were filmed entirely in New Zealand. Your clients can experience the stunning locations and lands that starred as Middle-earth. These movies were filmed in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful places. Read on to learn about these filming locations (from north to south): Matamata, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, Mackenzie Country, Southern Lakes and Fiordland. Follow the path that the filmakers took throughout New Zealand on this tour.
New Zealand was the backdrop for this colossal masterpiece and during your trip you will come to understand why. During your trip round New Zealand you will visit many of the locations where filming took place and experience fantastic and breathtaking scenery.
Let yourself be charmed in the land Downunder, home of the Hobbit!
Quotes from the main actors:
Day 1: Auckland
KIA ORA!Welcome to New Zealand! Upon arrival at Auckland airport, you will be taken to your rental car. The rest of the day gives you the opportunity to recover from your long flight. In "The Lord of the Rings" and the "Hobbit" trilogy, New Zealand was magnificently displayed and firmly anchored throughout the world in the audience's imagination. On your upcoming trip, you will understand why Sir Peter Jackson decided to shoot the films in New Zealand. Let yourself be captivated by this land full of contrasts - we wish you an unforgettable trip to the world of Middle Earth!
Day 3: Tongariro National Park
Day 4: Tongariro National Park
Day 6: Wellington
Day 7: Nelson
Day 8: Nelson
Recommended is the visit of Richmond. Here is "Harrington Brewers". The Harrington's Stout beer brewed here was served in the Prancing Pony. For the film the beer was brewed with only 1.1% alcohol content, as the director did not want the actors to drink too much while filming. Harrington's Stout can be bought here with an additional alcohol content of 5%. Also worthwhile is one of the exciting trips with "Reid Helicopters Nelson". You have the option to fly between helicopter flights to the following locations: 1. South of Rivendell, 2. Shadow Valley, 3. Combine both tours.
Day 9: Paparoa National Park
You continue to Punakaiki on the west coast of the South Island. Here you can visit a location in the "Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Army". This is close to the famous Pancake Rocks, which you can visit during a 15-minute walk (best at high tide). The Paparoa cliffs were used in the scene where the Dwarfs escaped from the Elven King Thranduil in barrels. The scenes in the water were filmed at the Pelorus Bridge and the Salisbury Falls, but the Paparoa cliffs were used as a contrast in the background. The cliffs can be viewed from several viewpoints.
Day 10: Franz Josef
Day 11: Lake Wanaka
Day 12: Lake Wanaka
Your journey will take you to Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park. The perfect way to get to know the untouched landscape and surroundings is a boat trip on the Doubtful Sound (optional). Here you drive to Lake Manapouri in the Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest and by far the most developed national park. The rainfall in this region is extremely high which means a very special vegetation has developed. As declared by UNESCO, this rainforest region with its many fjords is an attraction for many naturalists and individual nature lovers. The Doubtful Sound is a real insider tip as it is not directly accessible by car like the Milford sound. First, you will be transported across Lake Manapouri. Then you will be taken via the Wilmot Pass to the Deep Cove and the Doubtful Sound. In this seclusion you take a boat expedition into the marine kingdom of New Zealand. There are often bottlenose dolphins and numerous seals can be seen on isolated rock formations. On the way along Lake Manapouri you should take a look up to the high mountain peaks to your right, near Freeman Burn. Up there in the alpine peaks are the Norwest Lakes, filming sites used as the companions left Rivendell in a southerly direction.
Day 14: Lake Te Anau
You can explore the area further on your own, or alternatively take a round trip to further locations (optional). In the tour of "Lord of the Rings Helijet Adventure" you will see 3 filming locations. First of all, a boat trip will take you across the Waiau River. Afterwards, go aboard a helicopter and experience a 40-minute round-trip over the Kepler Mire, where Frodo and Sam wandered through the swamplands. You will also fly over Lake Manapouri to the Norwest Lakes. Enjoy the view of the lakes before you return to Te Anau.
Day 15: Queenstown
On the trip from Te Anau to Queenstown we recommend an intermediate stop on the Takaro road. Leave Te Anau on the main road to Queenstown, after a few kilometers turn left onto Kakapo Street. After a further 6 km, the unpaved road will lead you through a wooded forest with a driveway on the left. Park your car in the small turning area. You are now in Fangornwald. Filming locations are on both sides of the road. Around Queenstown there are filming locations that you can explore in the coming days.
Day 16: Queenstown
Today, there is a real treat for all Lord of the Rings fans! You participate in the Pure Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour. On this tour, you will go deep into the heart of Middleearth. The filming locations of Isengard, the Battle of Amon Hen, the Lothlorien Forest, the Nebelgebirge and the Ithiliencamp. The professional guides know all the filming details down to the smallest detail and let you share stories and secrets of the filming. On the tour you will get a delicious picnic and a free photo CD with breathtaking pictures.
Day 17: Queenstown
The actors and crew immediately fell in love with Queenstown and the surrounding area. Much time was spent in the Rattlesnake Bar and The Cow Restaurant. If you want to experience some filming locations in another way, we recommend a ride with Dart Stables.
Day 18: Mackenzie Country
Continue your journey to Twizel. Here are the fields of Pelennor, where the greatest war scene took place in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Since the filming location is on private land, it is accessible only by booked tour (optional)
Day 19: Christchurch
On the way to Christchurch we recommend an intermediate stop at Lake Pukaki. On the east side of the lake is a shooting location for the Hobbit trilogy. Here the epic persecution of the Dwarfs of Orcs took place, while they desperately searched for the secret entrance to Rivendell. Then continue to Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island.
Today they take part in the all-day "Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour". Enter a world of natural beauty with clear lakes, shining blue rivers and fresh air. You will be picked up at your accommodation and start your 4WD adventure through several small streams to Edoras. A short guided tour will take you to the summit where you can enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree panorama. You can see photos of Edora's origins, which are only accessible for this tour. You will also see the "Misty mountains" and the area that was the backdrop for "Helmskamm". You can also hold Aragorn's and King Theoden's swords, as well as Gimli's axe and the flag of Rohan. On your tour you will get a delicious picnic.
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