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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had an awesome day! Alexander our driver and guide was lovely, he was very chatty and gave us lots of information about New Zealand on our journey to Hobbiton. He kept us well entertained. We had a young lady called Meredith who took us on the tour of Hobbiton and again she was lovely, very friendly and informative. We loved Hobbiton and felt that it had been set up really well. I give this tour a big thumbs up and would recommend it to anyone! Thanks guys for a very memorable day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Wayne was awesome and very informative. Drive was broken up with a stop going there and back. Hobbiton was all you could ask for. Wish we had a little more time to shop but we were able to buy all we wanted.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Love the small group. Guide was excellent. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was David, he was WONDERFUL! He treated us like we were his family that he was taking on a tour! He wasn't pushy, he allowed us a chance to souvenir shop, he was lovely!! As we drove along he told us all he knew about the towns and cities we went through. He gave excellent suggestions of other things to do. Gave us the option to be dropped off at a different location than our hotel, since it was in the same area. HE was the one who made that tour super enjoyable. Would do any other tour as long as he was the guide!!!

JENNIFER K
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Magnificent day out. I was not over excited before doing this tour, but I was so wrong. This is such an enjoyable tour. Hobbiton is a magical place and you would never tire of viewing all these little places, complete with wheelbarrows, gardens, clothes lines with tiny clothes on and many more things to make this place come alive. Nice touch was the ale in the Green Dragon Inn and the lunch was delicious. On the way home we stopped for an ice cream and for A2 you got the biggest, tastiest ice cream we have ever had. About fifty flavours to choose from. All in all a really wonderful tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Funny and friendly bus driver Wayne who explained us plenty things about the region and Hobbiton itself. Nice and informative guide Paul who even offered taking pictures of us.
I can highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The trip was everything we dreamed it would be. The coach driver was very knowledgeable. He gave a great tour on our way to Hobbiton and answered all questions we had. The tour guide from Hobbiton was great and the lunch was perfect. Thank you so much for a wonderful day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We really enjoyed the trip. It was relaxing and very entertaining. The village was very well done. I appreciate the farmer allowing the set to be placed there. You have an amazing country. The weather was also excellent. Your narration and guides were also very entertaining. I am very glad we did the tour with your company vs booking one with the cruise line.
Thank You,
Brenda Leake and Harry Adams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing.
Exceeded my expectations.
I don't "do" tours usually, but this was fantastic. Would go again in a heartbeat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Wonderful tour! We had an excellent driver Wayne from the tour company from Auckland. He gave us plenty of history of the region on our way from Auckland to Hobbiton. The crowds had not arrived yet so we got to take plenty of pictures and view the setting and were not rushed through. Afterwards, the tour included a sample of ale and a lovely lunch. Would recommend..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

A REALLY ENJOYABLE TRIP. THE DRIVER WAS REALLY FRIENDLY AND VERY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THE ROUTE AND HOBBITON. THE GUIDE AT HOBBITON ITSELF WAS ALSO VERY WELCOMING AND KNEW HIS STUFF.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Had a great time. Everything was as described; Ben picked me up on time (actually a little early - he was waiting when I stepped outside), Wayne did a great job storytelling the whole way there and most of the way back. Hobbiton was of course wonderful. I posted a picture of myself in front of Bag End on facebook. My son responded "That man couldn't look more smug if Gandalf himself had invited him on an adventure". Apparently, I had a VERY good time. Thanks so much - definitely delivered above expectations!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic!!! The guide, Tony was knowledgeable, funny and very personable. It was an easy way to get out of the city and see some more of New Zealand. Hobbittion was great! I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great guide, good organization...
And beautiful Place to visit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Had an amazing time at Hobbiton. Our driver and tour guide were excellent. It was a brilliant day, very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Every aspect of the day's tour went without a hitch...and was thoroughly enjoyable...especially the very chilled cider at the Dragon's Den

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The tour was so much fun! Our driver, Wayne, was very friendly and funny. Our tour guide, Sam, was very informative and professional and nice! Exploring the 'Shire' was great and is a must for all kinds of Tolkien fans! This tour provided a drink at the Green Dragon and light lunch, both were perfect and very delicious! I highly recommend this tour, and I definitely want to go again!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Loved this trip. I was in NZ for three weeks and I took more photos at Hobbiton than the entire trip. Love this country!! Had a great day and an excellent driver. That bus had shonky gears and she handled it really well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The tour was a great experience. David of Great Sight went beyond his call of duty! As much as he is knowledgeable of NZ he was also a very nice person; told us not to worry about our pram and attended to our stuff while me, my wife and toddler enjoyed Hobbiton.
Murray, driver, was nice and polite.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The Driver collected us early from our motel - start of a wonderful day!
Wonderful place to visit, the included lunch was very good and filling and we even stopped for ice creams on our way back to the city. Would highly recommend this trip to all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

As a mega fan of Lord of the Rings books and movies, this was a dream come true. Our driver and guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us well informed as the day progressed. A wonderful, exciting day! I would rate this tour a 5. Oh yeah, the lunch was tasty too.

Mary - Canada

bonnie
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We loved every moment
My husband worked on first lord of rings production screening some of the rail rushes. He was in his element. Our family love hobbit series. The green dragon was just so special and the ginger beer amazing. Our guide was outstanding. Lots of information and even taking photos.

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