Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
Fully guided day tour of the magical 12-acre Hobbiton Movie Set & Alexander Sheep Farm, famous from the Lord of the Rings movies.
• Hobbiton & Alexander Family Sheep Farm
• Green Dragon Inn
• Waikato Farming Region
• Surprise Stops
While the destination you will be visiting is truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
This tour is led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productPass By:
Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
Your tour starts in New Zealand’s largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventure today but also point out and guide you past some of the city’s top highlights.Pass By:
Waikato Region, Waikato Region, North Island
Exiting Auckland we travel south through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, encountering beautiful scenery, mighty rivers, great photo opportunities, impressive mountains and several farm animals along the way.Stop At:
Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
Arriving at ‘Hobbiton’ you will board one of the big green Hobbiton buses for a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and enjoy a cold complimentary beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub ‘The Green Dragon Inn’.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Auckland, Auckland, North Island
Sadly we must start to head north again but your day is not over with a fully guided return trip to Auckland including surprise stops. Depending on weather and timing our guides love doing other surprise stops. Maybe a scenic stop near a lake or the chance to try New Zealand ice creams, we love introducing you to local wildlife and animals. You will have to jump on the tour to see where you go!
Duration: 5 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult."
"Minimum drinking age is 18 years."
"Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund."
"A moderate amount of walking is involved."
"Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair."
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately."
"Children 7 years old and under are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange this."
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended)
Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time.
Grand Mercure Auckland (no longer exist there is Movenpick hotel instead) please be waiting at Movenpick if you selected Ports of Auckland as your pick up location
Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.
Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time
SkyCity Hotel Auckland
Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.
Four Points by Sheraton
Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.
Cordis Hotel Auckland
Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers.
Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.Ports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
- Ports of Auckland (pick up from Grand Mercure hotel)
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.