Lord of the Rings / Hobbit Filming Locations Road Trip

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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!

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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!