8.30am - 9.00am Pickups from any inner city hotel
Your morning tour of Auckland includes our volcanic legacy, Queen Street, Albert Park, Auckland Domain, Harbour Bridge, Mt Victoria in Devonport for a panoramic view over the city, and Westhaven Marina finishing about 12pm.
Take a lunch break (own expense) before joining our Hobbiton Bronze tour departing 12.30pm for the scenic drive with panoramic views of the Hauraki Plains, Kaimai Mountains, and rich dairy farmland.
Stop in Matamata for a brief visit to the I Site built like a Hobbit Gate House and Gollum statue.
Just 20 minutes away is the Shires Rest where you join your local Hobbiton guide for a 2 hour tour. Drive through part of the 500 hectare (1,250 acre0 sheep and cattle farm to the Hobbiton Move Set. learn how the set was created and see the Hobbit Holes, Gardens, Bag End, (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins Home, Party Tree, lake, The Mill, Green Dragon Inn, and much more. On arrival at the Green Dragon Inn one cold drink awaits - your choice of dark or light beer, apple cider, or non alcoholic ginger ale.
After exploring the Movie set relax and enjoy the drive home with a visit to Lake Karapiro and the Karapiro Hydro Dam on the mighty Waikato River, drive past of New Zealand's only tea plantation (Zealong), Taupiri mountain - sacred to the Tainui Maori tribe the coal mining town of Huntly, and the Rangiriri battle site.