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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Day Tour from Auckland

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    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand

    One day tour from Auckland return, to the world-famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set in the heart of Middle Earth.

    On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south, encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and see several different farm animals along the way.

    After the drive you will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton) where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the movie set.

    Next, we board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. (Your entry ticket into Hobbiton is included in our tour unless you select the "Transport Only, No Ticket" option. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and enjoy a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub The Green Dragon Inn.

    After the tour you will be guided back through the Alexander Family Sheep Farm for another stop at Shire's Rest for a spot of souvenir shopping and maybe a bite to eat before we begin our journey back to Auckland.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended).
    Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time.
    Sofitel Hotel Auckland.
    Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.
    Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, SO/ Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments.
    Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time.
    AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.
    Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.
    Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, Skycity hotel, Skycity Grand Hotel.
    Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.
    Auckland City Hotel, Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Kiwi International Hotel, Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, YHA Auckland City, VR Hotel.
    Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers.
    Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 15-20 minutes after the tour start time.

    Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive), Ports of Auckland (pick up from M Social Hotel)
    Return Details
    Same as pick up location unless agreed.
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Local taxes
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Hobbiton Movie Set (If option with ticket included selected)
    • Fully guided tour in a modern, comfortable minibus
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hobbiton Entry & Tour Ticket (if transport only option selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide Louise was fantastic, she kept the whole journey interesting and engaging with her good sense of humour and sharing her knowledge about Auckland, Hobbiton, and NZ.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank YYTan123
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I did two tours with Cheeky Kiwi while visiting New Zealand. We went to hobbiton with guide Dane and to Waitomo with Michael. Both were amazing guides that made us feel like family. They had so much knowledge and went above and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jbmoore93
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our Cheeky Kiwi Travel guide/driver was Andrei and definitely an enthusiastic, friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable guy. He arrived on time in our agreed pick up location, we and other customers also arrived earlier than the scheduled time, so everything went well. Since our travel from...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank nicolevon
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The description of a "Comfortable" 12-seater minibus is not quite true. Be prepared for a possibly really uncomfortable ride, especially if you're next to or in between 2 larger people. The tour guide to the location was great and the food and tour at Hobbiton...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ryan P
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Truly enjoyed that tour, small group, friendly and accommodating tour guide. During the ride, tour is guided and many info about NZ and Auckland is given. Even if you do last minute booking they provide best experience.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Gosh15
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    2 August 2019|
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    Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
    They were very flexible with pick ups. Our driver made at least one minor detour for a client
    25 April 2019|
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    Response from Ariel L | Reviewed this property |
    Hello The duration of the tour is almost all day. We went in the morning and had a great time. Enjoy it. regards Ariel
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    14 April 2019|
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    Response from awaywego2019 | Reviewed this property |
    The website is "hobbitontours" to order your tickets direct. Also, it is important if you go you allow time to line up for your assigned tour time of the site. They wait for no one; you must be prompt.
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