Hobbiton Day Tour from Auckland
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hinuera, Matamata
- Product code: TT101
A magical journey through the Waikato farming area of "Middle-Earth" and on to the Hobbiton Movie Set from “The Lord of the Rings”and “The Hobbit”films you will be transported in Tui Tours comfortable Mercedes vehicles. You journey south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Your experienced local driver guide will provide a commentary as you travel to Hobbiton and point out sites of interest including Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori land wars battle between forces loyal to the Maori King and the Colonial Government in 1863.
We travel onto the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. On arrival we will have our lunch at the Shire Rest Cafe and then we embark on a magical two hour guided Hobbiton movie set tour.
You will see 44 hobbit holes including Bilbo’s house. “Bag End”, the Mill and double arch bridge and the Party Tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bag End, looking out over the whole of Hobbiton to the hills in the distance. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the natural beauty of the land, with the Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.
When you enter the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
After your tour you will have time to browse the onsite gift shop before heading back to Auckland via New Zealand dairy country and a stop to sample New Zealand ice cream.
- Pick up and drop off at inner city hotels or cruise ship terminal Airport
- Light lunch at the Shires Rest
- Bottled water
- Entry Fees