Nature lovers and Tolkien fans are on their way to New Zealand, and you should be, too. If you loved ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ film trilogies, a visit to the North Island's Tongariro Alpine Crossing’s humongous craters, emerald green lakes, volcanic deposits, and mountain springs is a must. See more of ‘Middle-Earth’ with a trip to the Hobbiton village, a permanent filming set in the rolling hills of the Waikato district. While on the island, don't forget to visit the magical glowworms of Waitomo Caves.
Not much of a movie buff? Head down to the South Island, a paradise for adventure and nature lovers alike. Take a helicopter up to hike on Fox Glacier, brave the original bungy jump at Kawarau Bridge, or cruise along some of the world's most scenic fjords at Milford or Doubtful Sound. To unwind, head just twenty minutes outside of Queenstown to explore the some of the 80 wineries that call central Otago home. Learn more about Maori culture as you explore the different islands!