12-Day Lord Of The Rings Photography Trip in New Zealand's North Island

12 days +
18 Activities
9 Locations

Trip Summary

Discover the ultimate Lord Of The Rings locations in the North Island through the eyes of the official Hobbiton and past winner of the prestigious “New Zealand Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year” photographer. This trip will take you to hiking to Mordor, visiting Mt Doom, Gollum's Pond and the awesome Hairy Feet pinnacles. You'll also get to tour official Hobbiton movie set, Glow Worm caves and learn behind the scenes props, weapons and costumes at Weta Workshop.

Starting from

$2300 USD per person
Shaun Jeffers

About Shaun

Shaun is an Auckland based award winning photographer specialising in commercial tourism and landscape photography. Originally from Liverpool, England, he discovered his passion for photography whilst studying film production at university. Moving to New Zealand in 2013, he focused more on tourism and has since worked extensively with some of the biggest companies across the country. Shaun is a past winner of the prestigious “New Zealand Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year”.

Trip Highlights

Hobbiton Movie Set tour
Maori Experience and dinner
Visit Gollum's pond
Hike to Mordor
Experience the Weta Workshop
Visit Hairy Feet at Piopio
Glow Worm Caves
Included in Price
  • All accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Paid activities
  • Access to the storyteller's interactive guide (including lots of free activities and helpful tips)
Not Included in Price
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • An actual guide / host of the trip (Airguides trips are unhosted)

Trip Overview



Auckland is the capital of New Zealand. Auckland airport services most major airlines so it's an obvious spot to start your trip. This vibrant harbour city is a great city to explore on foot.


Haka Hotel - Auckland
Haka Hotel - Auckland
Hip lodging offering chic apartments with kitchenettes, Wi-Fi & balconies, some with harbor views.

The Trip in Photos