Tour 001. Please Note hotel pickups and returns are not available with this package and no commentary is provided en route. 

Intercity coaches depart and return from Skycity Coach terminal, Hobson St

7.40am         Please be at the coach terminal 

8.00am         Coach departs Skycity coach terminal 

8.20am         Coach departs Manukau Transport centre - connections from airport 

11.15am       Arrive Matamata I Site

You have time for a photo opportunity with Gollum Statue at the I Site, built like a Hobbit Gate House, lunch, and and Hobbit dress up opportunity.  (lunch and dress up extra expense)

12.30pm        Depart Matamata for a 3 hour tour which includes time at the Shires Rest for souvenir shopping, and approximately 2 hours touring the Hobbiton Movie Set 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 Matamata about 3.30pm

3.50pm     Depart Matamata by Intercity coach 

7.10pm     Arrive at Manukau Transport Centre. Connections available to the airport 

7.30pm    Coach is scheduled to arrive at Skycity Coach terminal.   

Tour 001

Departs Auckland 8am DAILY - Returns 7.30pm 

Summer special 

A more direct option is currently available departing Auckland 9.30am for the Shires Rest with 45 minute break for lunch (own expense) and shopping and a 2 hour tour of Hobbiton returning to Auckland at 6.30pm. same price applies. This option does not visit Matamata and Gollum statue. You will be reserved on this service while operating if space is available. 

Includes

* Return travel from Auckland to Hobbiton by scheduled Intercity coach

* Free time in Matamata for lunch, visit the I Site built like a Hobbit Gatehouse, and have a photo op with Gollum statue

* 3 hour tour from Hobbiton including approximately 2 hours in the Movie Set plus shopping time at the Shires Rest 

Tour cost per person 

Adults                                    $179 

Children age 10-14                 $130                                        

Children age under 10            $100               

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