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Lord of the Rings Tours is managed by Southern Trails Limited. We have enthusiatically shared many adventures with tourists, locals and fans of the Tolkien literature and movies.

We are proudly New Zealand (NZ) owned & operated and are committed to providing environmentally friendly tours to preserve our precious landscapes. This has been recognised by DOC (Department of Conservation) who have awarded us with a special license and approval certificate.

Group in front of tour van with guide and selection of props for role playing

As New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings specialists, we have created stunning tours and experiences that have been specifically tailored to cater to your Middle Earth hopes and expectations.

Our guides’ knowledge and passion are unsurpassed. They will wow you with stories, anecdotes and a wealth of background information of all things LOTR.

Dressup as King Elendil with helmet and sword

We also provide authentically reproduced weapons and costumes for fans who want to re-enact scenes and pose for photo opportunities. Locations are authenticated with photos to prove you’re standing in the same spot the actors were in the movies. And to top it off, we have a selection of souvenirs for you to remember your experience.

Join us on your personalised journey through the real Middle Earth.