My friend Vic from Red Carpet Movietours left word at some of the big Auckland hotels about our trips to Hobbiton, Mordor etc. Two tourists who asked about day trips around Auckland thought that a tour of the Hobbiton location sounded interesting. They weren’t big Tolkien fans though they’d seen the movie once, but they loved their day out under the Party Tree. Seems that ‘doing LOTR things’ is becoming a normal part of tourism here.