My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour. Though it was hard to walk up the mountain, it was worth it! The view was fantastic and it was great that they had some props that we could have our pictures taken with. The lunch they gave us was delicious. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
My wife really wanted to do this tour so I went along expecting to be somewhat bored as I am not a big Hobbit fan, plus I wasn't looking forward to a long bus ride to the set and back….The day turned into a very pleasant surprise as the tour operator conducted a very informative narration during the drive through some most fantastic scenery….Hobbiton itself was extremely enjoyable as well with a great lunch/drink on site…I am a Pilot and I pride myself on my navigational skills, but trying to find Hobbiton on your own would be a challenge…I highly recommend this small group tour !!! I was so impressed with this tour that we signed up for the " Best of both Worlds" Auckland tour the next next….also Outstanding !!!
Super amazing!!! It was a bit rushed but I would do it again in a heart beat.
loved this tour, our tour guide I forget her name was wonderful, couldn't have asked for a better day, all the LOTR sights, wellington, our informative , energetic, enthusiastic tour guide helped to make for an even better LOTR experience.
We drove through the countryside from Christchurch to Edoras, and I believe my visit to NZ , would not had felt as complete as with this tour, amazing, beautiful, felt like a member of the fellowship myself, walking up to edoras.... definitely a must for any LOTR fan!!
absolutely loved hobbiton, it was exceptionally excellent to get there early before any of the tour busses arrived, hobbiton , the happiest place in NZ
I only had a weekend layover in Auckland and I was looking for something to do that allowed me to see the rest of New Zealand and get out of the city. This full-day tour was exactly what I wanted. It picked up in the morning at the bus depot, a couple hours drive to the caves (magical), lunch on the bus, afternoon in Hobbiton (surreal), a few hours back home. It's a great way to see a lot of the area quickly.
Driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. He always knew when to tell us about the scenery and when to let us relax and take it all in. Very intuitive guy!
I do wish there was more time at the agro-ville sheep/wool farm. This was the transfer point to the Hobbiton bus. We only had about 10 minutes and I wanted to look around!
This trip was terrific, so spoilt to have had such a luxury vehicle, only 4 on the trip and such a terrific tour guide. Thank you so much. Have already recommended this to friends who are thinking of travelling to NZ
All the sights were amazing, tour was very well organized with transportation. Have recommended it to many friends.
The glow worm caves were absolutely magical and Hobbiton has become one of my funnest travel experiences! I'm a big fan of the movies, must see for any other fans out there!
Very well organised and balanced day. Our driver was professional and his running commentary was most entertaining. We loved the stops en route, but what about one at the Matamata (Waimai) cheese factory? Hobbiton was fantastic. Drinks and lunch at the Green Dragon were brilliant. Our guide was great. Congratulations on providing a hot sunny day for us. Altogether an outstanding day out. Our guests from Australia and UK loved it as much as we did.
Met at the cruise terminal with no problem. Really enjoyable and interesting tour with an enthusiastic guide. In a group that was a fraction of the cost and size of the one organised by the cruise line we were visiting Wellington with.
Doing what: Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour
Thw LOTR tour wss fantastic! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything LOTR. Great locations and amazing time st the Weta Cave.
Hobbiton lived up to my expectations. It's a wonderful place. Unfortunately, no-one else booked the Early Access tour so it was cancelled. Make sure you ring the local supplier to confirm your booking, as Viator tell you to.
I was disappointed not to have breakfast in The Green Dragon (even though I was picked up at the same time as I would have been for the Early Access tour). We had lunch instead, in a marquee behind the pub.
We arrived at the same time as two cruise ship tour groups and wasted half an hour or more just standing around while people used the two toilets. The bus driver could have suggested using the facilities available at our 'coffee stop' on the way to The Shire.
Even with a lot of people there the tour guides manage to avoid congestion by taking different routes. However, our group was 28 people so every time we stopped anywhere we couldn't linger. We only had time for a few quick photos and then had to move on for the people behind to do the same. Instead of lunch I would have preferred to wander around by myself and really look at everything. I understand why this can't happen but next time I'll book a different small group tour, which hopefully won't feel so rushed (and won't be cancelled).
Viator were very prompt at refunding the difference between the two tours. Thank you.
This was a fantastic tour!!! My only complaint was I felt a bit rushed, I was trying to get really good pictures and video to take home and kept falling behind on the tour. It would be great if they allowed more time to wander around. Overall it was fantastic!!!! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore Hobbiton!! Very well done.
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