HOBBITON SILVER TOUR including Matamata Gatehouse visit and Gollum statue photo op and a very special 2.5 hour guided tour of Hobbiton including the new 'Behind the Door' themed Hobbit home plus Lake Karapiro - home of New Zealand rowing.

Usually operates as a small group tour by People Mover or mini bus with experienced driver guide. 

Operates daily except sundays for a minimum of 4 at various times to suit you between 6am and 2pm subject to availability of driver/guide and vehicle. Total time from Auckland around 8 hours. Normal departure time 11am - return about 7pm. Operates for a minimum of 2 for additional cost.

Unsolicited comment from past passengers:

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


Tour includes: 

**       Pickup from any address in Auckland for minimum of 4

**       Enjoy a scenic drive over the Bombay Hills and Hauraki Plains with magnificent views of the Kaimai Mountains in fine weather.            Enjoy a brief stop at the charming town of Matamata and visit to the information centre built like a Hobbit gatehouse and a                  photo opportunity with Gollum's statue. 

**        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.

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


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HOBBITON SILVER TOUR -  Includes Matamata Gatehouse visit and photo op with Gollum statue. 2.5 hour guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie set including the new "Behind the Door" experience and visit to Lake Karapiro. Optional stop at Hamilton Gardens depending on time of departure..

Tour 102. Tour cost per person for minimum of 4

$310 per adult

$200 Youth 10 -14

$180 Children under 10


The tour can operate for a minimum of 2 at a cost per person of $420 if 2 are travelling or $350 each if 3 are travelling.

Tour cost includes:

** Pickup and return from any address in Auckland city for minimum of 4

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

** Matamata Gatehouse stopover

**  2.5 hour guided tour of Hobbiton.

**  Visit to Lake Karapiro


Please note this tour will usually show full on our website as its operation is dependent on a minimum of 4 passengers. As we achieve that number on any date we will open bookings on the web site. 

Please email, text, or call us for new bookings for minimum of 4





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