HOBBITON GOLD TOUR including Rangiriri battle site, Zealong Tea Estate with tasting,  the award winning Hamilton Gardens and a very special 2.5 hour guided tour of Hobbiton including the new 'Behind the Door' themed Hobbit home.

Depart Auckland 8.30am any weekday (including public holidays) for a minimum of 4 (for 2 add $150 per person  3 add $75 per person)  subject to availability of driver/guide and vehicle.

One way Auckland to Rotorua is available arriving about 6pm for the same price

Unsolicited comment from past passengers:

Mahalo. Thank you Steve!! We really enjoyed our tour. (KK Hawaii)     


Tour includes: 

**       Pickup from Auckland inner city and airport hotels and Manukau Transport centre 

**       Visit the Rangiriri battle site and information centre where the first battle of the Waikato land wars was foight in November                    1863.

**        Visit the only Tea Estate in New Zealand with Oolong tea tasting included

**        Two hours to explore the award winning HAMILTON GARDENS, voted garden of the year 2014, by the International Garden               Tourism Network, with over 1 million visitors a year. Hamilton Gardens has been transformed from a  rubbish dump into 21                 fascinating themed gardens including Te Parapara Maori Garden, Kitchen Garden, Herb Garden, Tudor Garden, Rose                         Garden, Rhododendron lawn, Camellia Garden, Victorian Flower Garden, Sung Dynasty Chinese scholars Garden, Italian                   Renaissance, Indian Char Bargh, Japanese Garden of Contemplation, Modernist, and English Flower Garden. When you                   have explored the gardens relax in the cafe on the banks of the lake  for a wide variety of quality food for lunch - own expense

**        Brief visit to LAKE KARAPIRO and the Karapiro Hydro dam on the mighty Waikato, New Zealand's longest river - 325 km

**        Continue to the fantasy world of Hobbiton. Drive through part of the 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm to the                   Hobbiton Movie Set, centre of Middle Earth. Enjoy a 2.5 hour guided tour with specialist guide.  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. Enjoy one cold drink at the GREEN DRAGON INN. Your choice of dark or                       light beer, apple cider, or non alcoholic Ginger Ale. New from 01 December 2023 is an immersive experience inside a                   Hobbit Hole in Bagshot Row  open to the public for the first time. Features include an entry hall, two bedrooms,                       bathroom, kitchen and dining area, a pantry, and a crackling fireplace to make you feel at home.

Return to Auckland about 7pm. Return may with another operator. This day is part of our BEST OF THE WAIKATO tour which continues to Rotorua

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HOBBITON GOLD TOUR -  Includes Rangiriri battle site, Zealong Tea Estate with tasting, Hamilton Gardens, Lake Karapiro, 2.5 hour guided Hobbiton tour including the new  'Behind the Door' themed Hobbit home. 

Tour 102

$399 per adult

$200 Youth 10 -14

$180 Children under 10


Tour cost includes:

** Pickup and return from airport and city hotels.

** All travel by driver escorted people mover or mini bus with full commentary.

** Rangiriri Battle site and information centre

**  Zealong Tea Estate with tea tasting

**  2 hours at Hamilton Gardens

**  Visit to Lake Karapiro

**  2.5  hour guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set



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