Lord of the Rings tours

by Elisa Parry

Know someone who’s obsessed with Lord of the Rings? Help them live out their dreams of exploring Middle-earth with these RedBalloon experiences. 

Hobbiton movie set guided tour

First stop, Hobbiton! Spend the day enjoying a fully guided tour of the movie set. Take a stroll to Bag End, The Green Dragon Inn and The Mill. This is a must-see experience for all Lord of the Rings fans!

>> Book a movie set tour here. 

Lord of the Rings 4WD safari tour to Wakatipu Basin

On this tour you’ll head off road to visit some of the stunning panoramic regions that were used as Lord of the Rings shooting locations. 

>> Book your Lord of the Rings Safari tour. 

Lord of the Rings half day tour

Get ready to explore the sites of the “Outer Shire”.  You’ll also discover the inner secrets and workings of the Weta empire, including a viewing of the “Window into the Workshop” exhibition. 

>> Book a half day Lord of the Rings tour. 

Lord of the Rings scenic helicopter flight

There’s no better way to explore the sights of New Zealand than via helicopter. You’ll visit the three Lord of the Rings filming locations of Dimrill Dale, South of Rivendell and Chetwood Forest with in-flight commentary from your pilot.

>> Book a Lord of the Rings scenic helicopter flight.

Whitewater rafting on the Kawarau River

It’s time to get adventurous! This is a fun rafting experience for all abilities and you can take in the stunning scenery made famous by the movies along the way. 

>> Book whitewater rafting on the Kawarau River.

Fiordland jet boat and guided walk

If white water rafting is a little too far out of your comfort zone, sign up for a jet boat tour to experience the unspoilt beauty of the Fiordland National Park. The tour includes a guided walk along the Kepler Track, you’ll spot plenty of Lord of the Rings locations in this incredible World Heritage Area.  

>> Book a Fiordland jet boat experience and guided walk.

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