Well, The Hobbit movie has been released to great reviews and Hobbiton, the magical Shire is awaiting your arrival.
New Zealand is now Middle Earth and Hobbiton is an easy 40 minute drive from The Springs in Rotorua. If you don't wish to drive then there is a tour that will pick you up and return you to The Springs.
Some of the Rotorua area was also used as settings for Lord of the Rings so there is plenty to see and do.
Should you wish to make a Hobbiton reservations please follow the link: http://www.hobbitontours.com/hobbiton-movie-set-and-farm-tours/our-tours_idl=250_idt=2004_id=17237_.html
"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, Ch. 1