Take a Hobbiton tour from Auckland and immerse yourself in middle earth, on your journey through the original movie set of Hobbiton.
Sir Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, put New Zealand firmly on the world stage for many of reasons.
- Showcasing the amazing scenery here in New Zealand
- Attracting top actors and actresses to New Zealand
- Proving how ideal New Zealand's geography and landscape is for making world class epic movies
The follow-up, The Hobbit, was not as successful Emmy-wise but has still been a resounding success. Hobbiton movie set located on a private working farm in a small rural farming town called Matamata.
Matamata is approximately a 2-hour drive from Auckland or 1-hour drive from Rotorua. The township of Matamata itself has many of restaurants, cafes and shops if you want to make a day of it on your "Hobbiton Tour from Auckland".
A Hobbiton Tour from Auckland is a must do for any Lord of the Rings and Hobbit enthusiast.
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Hobbiton New Zealand
Hobbiton is the only movie set that is still available to be visited and viewed as it was in the movies. Other Lord of the Rings sights around New Zealand are just scenic locations, where particular scenes were shot and you have to use your imagination and extensive knowledge of the trilogy to visualise the scenes.
Hobbiton New Zealand enjoyed by enthusiasts, interested persons, families and virtually anyone wanting a day excursion. Hobbiton is visited daily by many people from all nationalities who have never even seen the movies.
The Hobbiton experience begins with a trip to the film set with a personal expert guide explaining how the Hobbiton Movie Set came into being. Once you alight the bus, you take a guided walking tour of the set. In the event of it raining, umbrellas are available.
Begin extremely passionate about the movies and their place of work. The guides will point out many fascinating aspects of interest and explain where and how various scenes appeared in the film
The tour ends with a visit to the "Green Dragon Inn", for a complimentary Ale, cider or non-alcoholic drink. Customers can also purchase tea, coffee and delicious muffins.
An extensive array of gifts and souvenirs are available from the onsite souvenir shop located nest to the cafe, ideal for lunch, in the Shire's Rest.
Where is Hobbiton?
GPS Co-Ordinates: -37.872764, 175.680750
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Take the GreatSights tour and have a total experience.
Travel in a modern coach through the rich farmland of the Waikato region while listening to an excellent commentary from your highly experienced driver/guide.
After your included tour of Hobbiton sit down for a scrumptious buffet lunch in a carnival type marque. On conclusion of your Hobbiton experience head off in your luxury coach to the World Famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves for a tour of this fairyland grotto. Travel back to Auckland with a thousand photos, vivid memories and stories to tell.
The great advantage of taking the GreatSights all included tour, is you don't need to worry about a thing. All the bookings and driving is taken care of. Just sit back, relax and take in the wonder of the day.
Options for hotel pickups are available.
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"I got to say I have an inside running on the GreatSights tours, as it is my day job as a tour coach driver/guide. Who knows I may even be your driver guide for the day."
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