The Hobbit cast and crew land in NZ

The fans turned out early today to grab the best spot on the Hobbit red carpet. Zac Mennen gets in first. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ
The fans turned out early today to grab the best spot on the Hobbit red carpet. Zac Mennen gets in first. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ
Some even braved the Wellington night air and camped out overnight alongside the red carpet. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Some even braved the Wellington night air and camped out overnight alongside the red carpet. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Scott Hunter and Justine Bouchard. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Scott Hunter and Justine Bouchard. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Robert Schrimf and Lisa Heissmeier camp out. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Robert Schrimf and Lisa Heissmeier camp out. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

This group came well prepared. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

This group came well prepared. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Stephanie Kirkby and Meg Gatland-Veness. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Stephanie Kirkby and Meg Gatland-Veness. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', pose infront of an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', pose infront of an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', onboard an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', onboard an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', onboard an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', onboard an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', pose infront of an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

The cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', pose infront of an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Laura Forest/Air New Zealand via Getty Images

Charlie Allan, Elise Hart and Victoria Gridley go all out for the Hobbit premiere. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

Charlie Allan, Elise Hart and Victoria Gridley go all out for the Hobbit premiere. Photo: CRAIG SIMCOX/Fairfax NZ

It's the one night to rule them all and this morning hundreds of Tolkien fans had gathered around the Hobbit premiere red carpet in Wellington.