12/11/2012 07:35 am ET Updated Feb 10, 2013

New Zealand's Hobbit Hotels Worth A Stay (PHOTOS)

Just in time for the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the hotel search site has put together a list of our top 10 New Zealand hotels close to Hobbit filming locations.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of a trilogy directed by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien's popular novel. Like Jackson's award-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the entirety of An Unexpected Journey was shot in the director's native country.

Look no further for New Zealand's best hotels and most epic landscapes, used to capture the mysterious land of Middle-earth...

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