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.