Tour 112  

HOBBITON BY HELICOPTER
Departs Daily except sundays and Christmas Day
Flexible times - total time from Auckland approximately 4 hours 

Unsolicited comment from past passengers:  

The trip was awesome, especially the helicopter flight there and back. The pilot had a great sense of humour. (USA)  

Includes 

** Transfer from your inner city accommodation to the helicopter base 

** Take off from downtown Auckland and cruise above the city, Bombay Hills, and fertile Waikato farmlands. See Auckland City, Waikato River, and the Hobbiton Movie set from the air. 

** Land at the Shires Rest to be met by your personal guide for a private tour of the Movie Set. A short drive in a Hobbiton vehicle through part of the 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm will bring you to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Learn from your local guide how the set was created and filming completed and see the Hobbit Holes (exterior only), 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 choicfe of dark or light beer, apple cider, or non alcoholic ginger ale.

** A short drive will bring you back to your waitng helicopter for the return to Auckland. 

HOBBITON AND WAITOMO CAVES                 

Just 20 minutes flying from Hobbiton are the Waitomo Caves. Enjoy a 45 minute tour of the main limestone cave to see the stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy the magic of a short cruise in the glowworm grotto. Flight time back to Auckland is approximately 45 minutes. Waitomo can be visited before or after your Hobbiton tour.

 

Tour 112  

HOBBITON BY HELICOPTER
Departs Daily except sundays and Christmas Day
Flexible times - total time from Auckland approximately 4 hours

Includes
** Transfer from your inner city accommodation to the helicopter base 

** Take off from downtown Auckland and cruise above the city, Bombay Hills, and fertile Waikato farmlands. See Auckland City, Waikato River, and the Hobbiton Movie set from the air.

** Land at the Shires Rest to be met by your personal guide for a private tour of the Movie Set before returning to Auckland.

Tour cost per person from Auckland

Squirrel AS355 (twin engine)

The Squirrel is a roomy and comfortable helicopter accomodating up to 5 passengers and is the mainstay of many tourist operations.   

2 passengers. $3,800 each
3 passengers. $2,900 each
4 passengers. $2,100 each
5 passengers. $1,800 each 

EC130   

This Eurocopter/Airbus helicopter features plus forward facing seat8ing, low vibration levels, and unobstructed views. Comfortable seats 6 passengers and is the mainstay of commercial VIP charters.

Tour cost per person

2 passengers    $4,100                                                 3 passengers    $2,900                                                 4  passengers   $2,300                                                5 passengers   $1,940                                                 6 passengers    $1,700

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Please Note: This tour cannot be booked on our web site but must be requested as it is dependent on availability of helicopter and private guide. Please specify your preferred time of departure between 8am and 3pm

Private guides are in limited supply at Hobbiton during peak periods. Please reserve as early as possible. If no private guides are available you will be able to join the regular 2 hour tour - cost reduces by $100 per person. 


HOBBITON AND WAITOMO CAVES 

Total time approximately 7 hours. 

Tour cost per person 

Squirrel AS355                                                             2 passengers         $4,100                                             3 passengers         $2,900                                           4 passengers         $2,300                                           5 passengers         $1,800      

EC130                                                                           2 passengers         $5,300                                             3 passengers         $3,700                                           4 passengers         $2,900                                           5 passengers         $2,420                                           6 passengers         $2,100

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