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Visiting New Zealand? Now You Can Travel Like a Hobbit through Middle Earth

December 12, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

To celebrate 15 years as the real Middle-earth, Tourism New Zealand has launched a new way to explore the country like a Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf or Wizard. 

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Tourism New Zealand launches Middle-earth travel so tourists can travel like an Elf, Dwarf, Wizard or Hobbit – where would an Elf go? Photo credit: Warner Bros

The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies have had huge appeal and attract thousands of visitors annually, with international tourism contributing NZ$14.5 billion to the economy last year. The International Visitor survey in June showed 16 percent of international tourists last year cited The Hobbit Trilogy as the initial reason they considered a trip to New Zealand

Director Peter Jackson says that since the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 15 years ago nothing has changed- New Zealand is and will always be the real Middle-earth.

“New Zealand has such a variety of landscapes from lush green forests, to soaring mountains. The grandeur of these landscapes saw tourists flock to our shores, and made a huge impact on the tourism industry. New Zealand is the perfect Middle-earth and a real place that visitors can experience for years and years to come.”

Tourism driving record growth

The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies have had huge appeal and attract thousands of visitors annually, with international tourism contributing NZ$14.5 billion to the economy last year.

The International Visitor survey in June showed 16 percent of international tourists last year cited The Hobbit Trilogy as the initial reason they considered a trip to New Zealand.

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