Cast and crew of The Hobbit have arrived in Wellington in a rare sight for the city.
Air New Zealand's Hobbit-inspired Boeing 777 has brought cast and crew to New Zealand from London and Los Angeles for tomorrow night's world premiere.
Those on the flight include Hobbit actors Aiden Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish and Sylvester McCoy.
Also on the plane is Royd Tolkien, the great grandson of JRR Tolkein.
The Boeing 777, covered in decals of Peter Jackson's latest blockbuster, is a rare sight in the capital - only a handful of 777s fly in each year.
Hobbit fans will get a chance to see the plane flying over the red carpet tomorrow.
Photo: Ed Swift