If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, a visit to New Zealand is a must. On the North Island, you can take an amazing tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, which appeared in both the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies.

Head out from the city to the picturesque countryside, passing rolling green hills and countless sheep. Arrive at the Alexander Family Sheep Farm – now transformed into Hobbiton, and meet your guide for an informative tour.

You’ll be escorted through the charming 12-acre set, learning behind-the-scenes insight along the way. See some of the most iconic sights from the movies: the party tree, the Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Pub (where you can even sample a Hobbit Ale, if you wish).

This tour is an easy day trip from Auckland or Rotorua – or a great shore excursion if your ship stops in Tauranga. It’s available from Classic Vacations, Stellar Travel’s partner of the month. For more details, and for assistance planning your dream vacation to New Zealand, consult the experts at Stellar Travel.


Photo credit: Andres Iga