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Experience what New Zealand has to offer.

New Zealand

Experience a journey through New Zealand and let us guide you to something new around every corner. 100% Pure New Zealand.

New Zealand's diverse and sometimes extreme landscapes made it the one place in the world that could bring Tolkien's epic masterpiece to life. New Zealand also is the country where Peter Jackson was born, grew up, and still lives today.

Peter Jackson and his team scoured New Zealand for the most beautiful and diverse areas to create Middle-earth. The rolling hills of Matamata became Hobbiton, while the volcanic region of Mt Ruapehu transformed into the fiery Mt. Doom, and Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital, was the setting for numerous scenes including the Eregion Hills, and the Pillars of Argonath.

Besides the Lord of the Rings and many other famous motion pictures, New Zealand is also the country of rugby, yacht racing, kiwi fruit, bungy jumping, fishing, and millions of sheep. NZ might be slightly isolated and a long way to travel for many, but this is without a doubt one of the most fascinating places on earth to visit.

For more information visit newzealand.com. 

Matamata & Surrounds

Visit for the adventure, stay for the hospitality.

With the perfect combination of hillsides and plains, Matamata, meaning headland in Maori, has its rural roots in the equine and dairying industries.

Set in the shadow of the Kaimai Ranges the area’s diverse range of natural scenery means there are some hidden gems to uncover including the 153m high Wairere Falls. Meanwhile, natural hot springs can be found, right next to the town’s 18-hole golf course, and adds to the region’s many opportunities for a soak or swim in naturally heated waters.

Back in town, Matamata’s cafes on the main street are popular local meeting spots while artisan producers are also claiming the area as a good base for their operations including award-winning cheese at Waharoa.

The many grand trees give the town centre a distinctive appeal and the iconic Firth Tower Museum in its park like setting gives an insight into the area’s pioneering history while “the kingmaker”, Wiremu Tamihana, is also recalled in place names and historic sites.

For more information visit matamatanz.co.nz

The Waikato Region

Hamilton city is a scenic 45 minute drive from Hobbiton™ Movie Set

The Waikato region offers something for everyone - from the stunning black sand surf beaches of Raglan to Hamilton's vibrant café scene and Middle-earth movie magic, there are plenty of things to do in the Waikato. Well-known for its nature-based tourism and underground wonders the region encompasses New Zealand's fourth largest city, the country's longest river - Waikato River, Hobbiton Movie Set and the world famous Waitomo Caves with its glowworms and subterranean adventure activities.

For more information on the Waikato region visit waikatonz.com.


Rotorua is a scenic 45 minute drive from Hobbiton™ Movie Set. 

Rotorua is an adventure playground with a great range of activities to enjoy for any age. If you are looking for a great family getaway, the kids will love the iconic attractions on offer. Explore the popular Thursday Night Market for boutique style shopping and a delicious variety of ethnic cuisines. The is so much more to discover in NZ's coolest hot spot!

For more information on Rotorua visit rotoruanz.com.

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