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Can you visit the Lord of the Rings set?

There are many Lord of the Rings Tours to explore. The most popular tour locations include the Hobbiton Movie Set, located in Matamata on the North Island. Wellington is home to Weta Workshop, the set studio for all Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton movies.

Where is the LOTR set in New Zealand?

The most recognizable location is Hobbiton — the movie set in Matamata in New Zealand’s Waikato district that was used during filming of both the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

Is there a LOTR trail in New Zealand?

14 Day Lord of the Rings Tour. This 14 day Lord of the Rings Tour of New Zealand is our most popular tour. Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Middle-earth, traveling from Auckland to Queenstown via many exciting LOTR filming locations, movie studios, and experiences.

Can you walk the Lord of the Rings trail?

You can experience the raw and untouched beauty of this Lord of the Rings location with an easily accessible hike through the beautiful Hakatere Conservation Park. Getting there: Drive 25km (15.5 miles) along an unsealed (gravel) road before beginning your journey to the summit of Mt Sunday.

When was the LOTR filmed?

Principal photography for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was conducted concurrently in New Zealand for 438 days from 11 October 1999 through 22 December 2000. Pick-up shoots were conducted annually from 2001 to 2003.

Was Lord of the Rings filmed at Milford Sound?

In the deep south of the South Island, Fiordland is home to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Manapouri and Te Anau. It is consistently cited as one of the most beautiful places in the world, so it’s no wonder that filming for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies took place there.

Was the Milford Sound in LOTR?

The Lord of the Rings films make up one of the world’s most famous movie trilogies. Out of all of the Lord of the Rings locations tourists choose to visit, both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound offer a broad range of filming locations between them.

How long is Hobbiton tour?

2 hours
How long is a tour? Our Hobbiton Movie Set tour from The Shire’s Rest is 2 hours in duration. Our Evening Banquet Tour is approximately 4 hours in duration. The new Second Breakfast Tour is approximately 3 hours in duration.

What city was Lord of the Rings filmed in?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand. Filming locations spanned more than 150 locations in both the North and the South Islands. From the towering Mount Doom in Mordor, to the dreamy Hobbiton™ in the Shire, New Zealand’s otherworldly landscapes brought the movies to life.

What are the top attractions to visit in Tauranga?

What are the top attractions to visit in Tauranga? The top attractions to visit in Tauranga are: Waimarino Adventure Park. McLaren Falls Park. Mount Maunganui Summit Track. Kaiate Falls. Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture. See all attractions in Tauranga on Tripadvisor.

What is the history of Tauranga New Zealand?

Explore some of the history and culture that makes Tauranga unique. Located only a few minutes’ walk from Downtown Tauranga is The Elms | Te Papā Tauranga, one of the most historically significant sites in Tauranga. This significant historical place documents some of the early contact between Māori and Pākehā.

Where are the best places to visit in New Zealand?

The Tauranga, Rotorua and Coromandel regions offer some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops to long sandy beaches. Walk in the crater of White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano, or land on a secluded beach.

How many people live in Tauranga Bay of Plenty?

Tauranga means ‘place of rest or anchorage’ in Māori and while the sparkling harbour and magnificent views make it a great place to relax and recharge, there’s also plenty to keep you busy. Tauranga is the largest city in the Coastal Bay of Plenty and is home to approximately 140,000 people.