Tour 101

For people who want minimum time away from Auckland and great value this tour includes driver escorted travel with full commentary to and from Hobbiton and a 2 hour guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set.

Includes ...

  • Travel to and from Hobbiton with panoramic views of the Hauraki Plains, Kaimai Mountains, and rich Waikato dairy farmland 
  • Visit to the charming rural town of Matamata including the I Site built like a Hobbit gatehouse and a photo opportunity with Gollum statue. 
  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in its beautiful setting in part of the 500 hectare sheep and cattle farm, centre of Middle Earth. Learn from your local guide 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
  • One cold drink in the Green Dragon Inn 
  • Visit Lake Karapiro and see the Karapiro Hydro Dam on the mighty Waikato River, New Zealands longest river at 425 km  
  • See Taupiri mountain and cemetary - sacred to the Tainui Maori tribe 
  • Pass through the coal mining town of Huntly
  • Pass the battle site at Rangiriri where a battle was fought between British troops and Maori in 1863.. 

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Tour 101 


Depart Auckland 1pm  DAILY except sundays and Christmas Day.      Return  7.30 - 8pm.    

Pickup at airport hotels and terminals 1.30pm.           

"Friendly Four". 4+ people reserving and travelling together Just $220 each. You can reserve on line at child 10-14 years rate but specify ADULTS in Passengers details box".

This tour can depart Auckland at varying times between 7am and 2pm for a minimum of 4 subject to availability of driver/guide and vehicle. Allow 7 hours from Auckland for the full tour.   During peak months tour will often also depart at 8am returning 3.30pm.             

If departing on a late flight you are welcome to bring your baggage and we will either drop you off at the terminals or arrange a shuttle to get you there from Manukau - no extra charge. Check in time should not be before 8.00pm.


Minimum 2 passengers required.

$249 per adult.
$220 per child age 10-14.
$200 per child under 10

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