The Hobbit premiere

The city of Wellington will host the premiere of The Hobbit in late November 2012.

The event will be prior to the worldwide release of Peter Jackson's latest blockbuster on December 14th.

As with Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit is being filmed in New Zealand.

It's also been revealed Hobbiton on the outskirts of Matamata, will remain as a permanent visitor attraction after filming is completed.

The set will include 44 Hobbit holes, a stone bridge, and a local pub called The Green Dragon.