Tour 001. HOBBITON AND MATAMATA. Please Note hotel pickups and returns are not available with this package. and en route commentary is not provided.
Also available Auckland - Hobbiton - Rotorua arriving 5.10pm.
Intercity coaches depart and return from Skycity Coach terminal, 102 Hobson St
7.40am Please be at the Skycity coach terminal
8.00am Coach departs Skycity coach terminal
11.14am Arrival is scheduled at the Matamata Information centre, built like a Hobbit Gatehouse..
You have time for a photo opportunity at the Gatehouse and with Gollum's statue inside, and a quick lunch at one of the many cafes in the town.
12.30 (time may vary) depart Matamatafor the Shires Rest and a 2 hour tour with your specialist local Hobbiton guide. Drive through part of the 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm to the Movie Set. Learn how the set was created 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 choice of dark or light beer, apple cider, or non alcoholic ginger ale. Return to the Shires Rest and Matamata
3.50pm Intercity coach is scheduled to depart Matamata (change buses during a 30 minute stop in Hamilton)
7.30pm Coach is scheduled to arrive at Skycity Coach terminal, 102 Hobson Street
(Rotorua coach departs Matamata 4.10pm arriving Rotorua Information centre 5.10pm.