Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. The small group was a good way to spend the day. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining and an excellent driver. The seats in the vehicle need new padding as our butts were sore from the bouncy splish, splashing thru the waterholes, and thru the river...the scenery was spectacular and beautiful. The opportunity to do the reenactment with Hobbit capes and hold swords on location added to the fantasy. Definitely appreciated the skill of our driver, Jenn- especially up the crazy road to Skippers Canyon. Lunch restaurant was ok. We were extra lucky because three of our group only took half day
Teresa S Australia
Had been in 2013, was great and exciting then, this time back with 2 of my adult Children, same wonderful atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed experience as family big LOR fans.
Amazing movie set. We loved this tour and the beer inside a Hobbit pub at the end of the tour. Tons of information about the filming and building of the set. Don't miss this tour on your visit to New Zealand.
If you are a fan of the films then this is an absolute must. It provided a transfer to and from central Rotorua. A walk through of the village and a free drink at the end.
this was a very enjoyable tour, we cannot fault this tour our guides were fantastic both on the bus to Hobbiton and at Hobbiton itself
We had a very good day there we would recommend this tour
This was a great trip from start to finish. The bus driver was entertaining, the tour guide knowledgeable and patient, doing her best to keep the group together. Hobbiton is an amazingly well maintained environment, you can almost see the Hobbits. The life-like nature of this place is like nothing I have ever seen before. Thanks Viator!
It was a fantastic day. My sons really enjoyed their time wandering through Hobbiton. We only wish they had a tour that arrived just as the place opens. We had a good time sampling the ale at the Green Dragon.
Awesome is the only word I can think of for this tour. The driver was extremely knowledgeable. In typical Aussie friendliness, he kept us entertained on the hour drive to the movie set. The movie set is a must see, whether you are a Lord of the Ring fan or not. The landscape the movie set is on is gorgeous. But how delightful to look up a trail and see Bilbos home, and later look down on the Green Dragon. It was just delightful. As with all Viator tours, we find they are first class tours with knowledgeable guides which makes all the difference in the world and sets them apart from other tour companies.
amazing tour! if you are a fan of " the lord of ring", this is the tour you have to book.
I give this a 5 for convenience (we were picked up by the bus in Rotorua) and experience for those who really are into the "Shire" as my teenage daughters are. It was nice to have a break from driving ourselves and by being "with the tour" we were kept as a group and on task. If you want to have more freedom, say at the Green Dragon at the end of the tour or the gift shop, drive yourself. As we were traveling to various locals in NZ, this type of tour kept us from eating up too much time that day and giving a good taste of the Shire. Enjoyed the local and the information by our delightful tour guide.
Beautiful tour and really great tour guides. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions, they also give you plenty of time to take pictures of Hobbiton and will gladly take pictures for you if you like!
We felt like we were in Middle Earth. It was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Our guide, James, was very informative and fun.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. As a LOTR fan, it was really fantastic being able to walk through Hobbiton, a place I felt I already knew. Fantastic tour guide, very friendly and knowledgable
A must go place in New Zealand, wonderful place with amazing scenery. Definitely worth the price, would love to come and visit again!
This was a beautiful tour, the guide was informative and fun. I am not a huge Lord of the Rings fan but many on the tour were. the scenery was worth the trip. what a beautful part of the country. I was traveling alone and was very comfortable with the group , everyone was very friendly. Well worth the time and the money.