12/30/2012 07:54 am ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

New Zealand: A Hobbit's Land (PHOTOS)

It looks like Peter Jackson has done it again. The director's gone and made us want to duck inside hobbit holes, hike along lonely trails and be a part of the vast landscapes of his native New Zealand. These eight locations give you the chance to do just that.

Set off on your own adventure to the places that inspired the on-screen settings in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

New Zealand from a Hobbit's Point of View