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A Guide To Canterbury's Middle‑earth™

A ‘Road Less Travelled’

A Guide To Canterbury’s Middle‑earth™

The highly anticipated Rings of Power Amazon series breathes new life into Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings mythology, streaming September 2.

Aotearoa has 'stood in’ as Middle‑earth™ since Sir Peter Jackson first began shooting his epic trilogy across multiple locations in New Zealand in the late 1990s, before returning to Bilbo’s origin story in the Hobbit saga 15 years later. Now the One Ring gets it’s own backstory, and with it comes a host of new locations and lore for fans and bookworms alike.

Like Bilbo’s adventure of a lifetime with a wandering Wizard, take a guided tour on a ‘road less travelled’ through Canterbury’s Middle‑earth™ and rediscover the epic movie sets and locations for yourself.

From Ōtautahi Christchurch, explore the region’s scenery and be prepared to lose yourself in
stunning landscapes, otherworldly vistas and the magic of Tolkien’s Middle‑earth™ brought to life.

Be Transported To

Our Middle‑earth™ Locations

Take A Road Trip And Explore Locations

Now You Are Here

Why Not Stay A While

Enjoy Canterbury's fantastic hospitality and places to stay.