Your day begins with a pick-up from your central Auckland hotel and a scenic 2-hour drive to Waikato, stopping along the way to take photos of the beautiful New Zealand countryside.
On arrival, enjoy around 30 to 45 minutes to browse the Hobbiton Gift Shop or grab a bit to eat (own expense) at the Shire's Rest Café. Then, join a guided tour of the Hobbiton film set, restored to its appearance in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
Get the inside scoop on LOTR filming in New Zealand as you stroll around the village, and hear fun stories about the actors, props and on-set mishaps. Along the way, see memorable sights from the movies, like the Mill and the Double Arched Bridge, pose for photos peeking out of a Hobbit Hole, and enjoy a drink (included) at The Green Dragon Inn.
At the end of the tour, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.