We enjoyed our day with Alexander..good driver...super movie set with excellent local tour guide Leah!
Loved it! Would love to go again!!!
Some parts did feel a bit rushed.
The pathway can be slippery when wet.
The food was superb!
A great tour. Would even do it again. Our bus driver was very informative, giving us information about many things along the way. Our Hobbiton guide, Hope was also very informative and knowledgeable on everything related to the movies. Detailed information given and we enjoyed it very much. Tour ended with a great lunch too! Well worth doing.
We had a wonderful day at Hobbit-on. It was raining quite hard but it just didn't matter. Warren was our driver for the day, and he was informative and entertaining. The tour itself was magic, the luncheon was delicious, and Warren helped make the day one of the best days.
Thanks so much,
Cheers, Kathy and Craig Stewart
As a LOTR fan this was an absolute dream come true.
Our guide Tony was amazing, not only regarding Hobbiton but in filling us in on interesting information regarding New Zealand on our way to Hobbiton.
Loved it, definitely a must do!
Pick-up in the morning was on-time and easy, our tour driver gave us lots of laughs on the way to Hobbiton. When we reached Hobbiton, we had Shaun who was fantastic. He really knew his stuff. Being able to see how much detail went into the making of these films, really does have to be seen to be believed. The lunch was amazing. Because we were one of the very first groups on site, meant we had first dibs on the delicious food. Make sure you save room for dessert. The trip home was picturesque and we stopped for ice-cream. I'd eaten my fair share at lunch, but was told by others that it was delicious.
If you're a Lord of the Rings fan or even if you're not, I can highly recommend this tour.
the guides are filled with knowledge about the movie set which helps bring it to life! The scenery is beautiful and had lots of fun!
OMG! Amazing! Kept pinching myself to make sure it was real. Hardly slept at all the night before because I was so excited. the tour lived up to all my expectations! Great included lunch even with my dietary restrictions.
Second group to arrive to the set, so we had amazing pictures wihout the crowd.
Tour guide was friendly and we have a wonderful time
My first visit to New Zealand and one of my must do thing is see Hobbiton. I did lots of research online and I really want to spend longer time and get there early to take lots of picture in Hobbiton. I came across on tripadvisor which direct me to Viator for booking. I was glad I pick this tour because the tour group size was small and I was very lucky with just me and other person in the tour. I was pick up from my hotel at SkyCity 6:40am in the morning and another pick up in Auckland our journey to Hobbiton begin. Before we reach Hobbiton we stop over at a cafe for some to go breakfast and coffee. During the ride our Tour guide Alexander give us lots of history about New Zealand and gave us lots of detail about different spot when we pass by some location. Once we get to Hobbiton Alexander help us pick up our tickets and let us know where to wait for our bus and where he will be waiting for us when we come back from Hobbiton tour. He also ask if any of us are vegetarian because our tour include lunch at Hobbiton. Also we received a NZ10 Shopping voucher to be used in the Hobbiton Gift Shop.
The best part of this tour we got there before 9:30am and we was on the first tour!!! I was able to take lots of pictures with people in the background and I even had a Ale at the Dragon Inn!! I was glad I am not with the coach bus I notice they arrive a lot later and your pictures will probably have lots of people in the background!!!
On the way back to Auckland Alexander let us know he will make it a quite ride and let us take a nap or rest. I also request if he can drop us off at Mt Eden and he even gave us detail how to get back to SkyCity area.
I highly recommend with this tour group and my next trip visiting New Zealand for sure I will sign up their tour again.
Very professional tour. Well worth the money. Lovely scenery, good information, delicious lunch, small group with plenty of personal attention. Loved it!
Interesting road trip from Auckland, guide Kevin Oats was very knowledgeable and made the long ride interesting. Short stops for each direction for a toilet break and coffee. Its an early start and back by 4pm onto Auckland. Visit to the film site was enjoyable and a beer before a light lunch. Enjoyable trip.
Great tour with a tasty lunch. It was lovely to see the scenery and hobbit holes. Fantastic experience if you're a fan of the books/films and even if you're not. On the way back our driver stopped for ice cream which was a nice treat.
So cool to see all of the hobbit holes. The Alexander farm is breathtaking and the tour guide was absolutely incredible!
We were only a small group, with an awesome driver who made the trip very interesting with his great knowledge and willingness to share his stories and experiences with us. The coffee stop was nice and the tour itself was just what we wanted. There were only one or two other groups and we had a wonderful time. We were first to be welcomed in the tent for lunch and had a ball. The food was out of this world and we enjoyed every moment. On the way back, the driver was quit, to allow those who wanted to sleep their time off, but he took a different route so we could see more of the country and also stopped for us to buy ice cream. This was an experience that we will not forget and if possible, will try to repeat.
This is a must see place if you are in NZ...tour guides were very informative as well.
Well done to Zack, the tour guide from Hobbiton and the Driver too..
Really great day and our driver Dave was awesome. Loved the Hobbiton set your and I'm not even a very big LOTR fan. It was adorable!! Meal served was good.
The tour offered by the local tour operator was awesome. Wayne kept us entertained throughout the drive. Hobbiton was also awesome. Sam, our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. He even volunteered to take multiple pictures of everyone in our group at Bag End. The beer and food included in this package was also very good. We will definitely look into more local tours when we visit again!
Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly I had a blast! Hobbiton was fun, and the ice cream was AMAZING! Totally worth every penny!
Unbelievably good, both set and set up. Took over 500 photos, got over 400 Macbook likes and had a blast.
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
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.