December 2014 / World Wide

Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.

 

In Details

 

The final instalment in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien,  “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” concludes the adventures of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
 
Journey to New Zealand, the spectacular home of Middle-earth, and follow in the footsteps of Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves and Men!  Discover incredible locations featured in Bilbo’s epic quest.
 
The unforgettable adventure starts where it all began - Hobbiton!  Stand in the doorway of a Hobbit hole and discover how these unique sets became a permanent fixture.  Relax by the fire in The Green Dragon Inn with a mug of traditional ale or ginger beer, before sitting down to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit!  As night falls, you’re guided back through the wandering paths of the Shire by lantern light.
 
Arrive at the home of New Zealand’s film industry, the vibrant capital city of Wellington.  This fantastic tour includes exclusive access to the world famous Weta Workshop!  Learn some movie secrets with an exciting behind the scenes glimpse into the activities of the superb facility.  It’s a revealing look at the creators of the amazing costumes, sets and props that bring the world of Middle-earth to life!

Continue your journey to the stunning location of the ‘dwarves in barrels’ scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”!  The beautiful blue-green waters of the Pelorus River in Marlborough served as a fantastic backdrop for this memorable moment.  Trade a barrel for an inflatable kayak to float through crystal clear waterways and cascade down the river’s rapids!