14/12/2012 12:21 GMT | Updated 17/12/2012 07:24 GMT

'The Hobbit' Travel Guide: See Where 2012's Most Anticipated Movie Was Filmed (PICTURES)

As 'The Hobbit' trilogy hits the big screen, fans across the world will be dreaming of a trip to see where Sir Peter Jackson’s blockbuster was filmed.

If, like HuffPost UK Lifestyle, return flights to New Zealand are a little out of your price range, fear not. We've pulled together a gallery of Hobbit-lovers' hot spots, so you don't even need to leave the armchair to get a hairy-toed fix.

Or you can begin to plan your journey here.

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'The Hobbit' Travel Guide