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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
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.
Brenda Leake and Harry Adams
This tour was amazing.
Exceeded my expectations.
I don't "do" tours usually, but this was fantastic. Would go again in a heartbeat
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..
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.
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!
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!
Had an amazing time at Hobbiton. Our driver and tour guide were excellent. It was a brilliant day, very enjoyable.
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
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!!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The tour guide was extremely helpful. At the last minute without telling the travel company we decided that we wanted to travel to Rotorua after Hobbiton rather than head back to Hobbiton. Our tour guide sorted it all out and somehow managed to get us on another tour bus going to Rotorua! Amazing work and very much appreciated. Can't thank him enough for being thrown this curve ball and coming up with a great solution.
Couldn't have chosen a better tour to go with. We'll worth every penny. Wayne's commentary were spot on, educational, entertaining and most funny. The whole trip felt you wanting to go on more tours with the company
Terrific day out despite the early start from Auckland. Well organised with a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who really put himself out. Hobbiton is a must see for any devotees of the books or the films - I just wish it was bigger with more of the sets, especially the set for Bree from LoR but the Green Dragon does make up for it and the beer is superb - (but no pipe weed!). Amazingly a couple of people on the tour had neither read the books or seen the films but were very impressed with the whole experience. 5 star rating.
The process of booking and then actually going on the your was really easy, the tour guides were really friendly and informative and provided for an amazing day!
Perfect! Our guides were great, timing was perfect and it could not have been better. The small group size was good too since it allowed us to move around pretty freely on the set without tripping over each other. Can't wait till I'm in New Zealand again to do another tour with you!
We were lucky that it was a bright sunny day, excellent for pictures. We were served a hot lunch, which I appreciated. I was picked up from my hotel and the driver was very helpful.
It's a great tour, but only if you are a true
Tolkien fan and believer of Middle Earth. Then you come away appreciating not only Tolkien's masterpiece but also Peter Jackson's vision and pride in New Zealand. Otherwise, you'll view it as just another movie set. I also appreciated the driver's running commentary on Auckland history and important sites as we drove along the lovely countryside.