Middle Earth Explorer

08/13/2022 through 03/28/2023
07/01/2022 through 03/31/2023
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Middle Earth Explorer
Begin writing your own story as you travel to Middle Earth in this exclusive New Zealand journey. Spend time touring through the farmlands and landscapes used as sets, explore spectacular geothermal parks, and witness a powerful cultural performance by the Maori people. Spend the next day visiting filming locations of the Shire and Helms Deep, then embrace your adventurous side on a Dart River Wilderness Safari and imagine yourself on screen, surrounded by iconic mountains and landmarks; the perfect opportunity to see New Zealand’s true beauty. Wander through this one-of-a-kind country, checking out Hobbiton Village, century-old forests and majestic mountainscapes as you embark on an adventure from North Island to South Island.

Your Itinerary Includes:

  • Roundtrip transfers
  • 1 night Auckland
  • Hobbiton Tour
  • 2 nights Rotorua
  • Eco Thermal Park Tour
  • Tamaki Maori Village, Evening Experience
  • 2 nights Wellington
  • Full day Lord of The Rings tour
  • 3 nights Queenstown
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari
  • Safari of the Scenes Tour
  • 2 nights Christchurch
  • Mt. Cook Tour
  • Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour
  • 2 lunches, 1 dinner


Day 1 Welcome to Auckland
Day 2 Auckland to Rotorua Via Hobbiton
Day 3 Eco Thermal Park Tour and Marae Hangi & Concert
Day 4 Travel to Wellington
Day 5 Middle Earth In Wellington
Day 6 Travel to Queenstown
Day 7 Dart River Wilderness Safari
Day 8 Safari of the Scenes
Day 9 Queenstown to Mt Cook and Christchurch
Day 10 Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour
Day 11 Depart Christchurch

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