In 2001, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released around the world, putting New Zealand tourism on the map like never before.
Over a decade and five films on and NZ is equated to Middle Earth more than ever before. In fact, the International Visitor Survey cites that 13% of international visitor arrivals are a direct result of the movies. Whether you’re visiting New Zealand because you’re a fan or you’re just looking for a fantastic NZ road idea, we’ve highlighted all of the top Lord of the Rings filming locations and points of interest for you!
The Hobbiton Movie Set is an essential stop for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering a glimpse into the life of a hobbit, with a look into the movie world, an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
We’ve created a Google Map of all of the LOTR/Hobbit locations to make your road tripping easy as!