Middle Earth Explorer

Ref: 3760062

Relive the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies as you explore idyllic Hobbiton

Includes return economy airfares

17 days priced at £pp flight and hotel inclusive

Tailor-made Journey

17 days from £pp

Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand

Fans of all things Lord of the Rings are in for a treat with this epic adventure through Middle Earth.


Look out for Frodo and Bilbo in the Shire, go behind the scenes and see how the props were made. Visit various filming backdrops as you admire the glorious scenery that is the standout star of this popular film franchise.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Savour world-class wines in three wineries at Auckland’s Waiheke Island
  • Relive the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies as you explore idyllic Hobbiton
  • Get lost in movie magic in Wellington’s Lord of the Rings location tour
  • Visit towering Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain peak
  • Discover Queenstown’s scenery, including the Pillars of the King location
  • Experience the silence of Middle Earth on an overnight Milford Sound cruise

Holiday Type

Wildlife & Nature
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What's included

  • All international & internal flights
  • 12 nights in 4.5–5* hotels
  • 1 night Milford Mariner overnight cruise
  • 5 days car hire
  • Wine on Waiheke tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm tour
  • Lake Spa Bathing at Rotorua
  • Lord of the Rings location tour in Wellington
  • Ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton
  • Coastal Pacific train
  • Queenstown highlights tour
  • All transfers

Need to know

  • Arrives: Auckland Airport (AKL)
  • Time difference: GMT+13
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
  • Language: English and Maori
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
  • Flying time from UK: around 27 hours
  • Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
  • Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
  • A one-way fee applies for the car hire in this Journey; please ask us for details
  • The Coastal Pacific Train does not operate from May through September; a car hire extension will substitute the train during this period
  • Fly from Wellington to Christchurch as an alternative to the Coastal Pacific train

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