Arrive early at the Hobbiton Movie Set and gain entry to 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' filming locations before the crowds arrive at this popular New Zealand attraction. Start with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Auckland, and board a comfortable coach for the approximate drive to Matamata, located in the lush farmland of the Waikato region.
At the Hobbiton movie set, be greeted by a personal guide who will show you and your fellow LOTR fans around the Shire. Snap photos of recognizable landmarks such as Bilbo Baggins’ house, the Mill, and the Party Tree. Get your picture taken inside a Hobbit hole and visit extra Hobbit holes, built just for the 'Hobbit' trilogy, that are normally off-limits to other tour groups.
You’ll learn of filming details about both trilogies before stepping into the Green Dragon Inn for a sizable 'second' breakfast of morning staples such as scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, creamy mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and sausages.
After your tour, hop into the provided vehicle for the return trip to your Auckland hotel, stopping along the way for a complimentary scoop of New Zealand’s signature Hokey Pokey vanilla ice cream packed with clumps of honeycomb toffee.