The recent tour to Hobbiton was a truly memorable occasion and one I would highly recommend. The tour company, driver and guide were simply outstanding. A fantastic day!
AMANDA E Australia
I must confess before the tour I knew very little about LOTR nor was it of much interest - mainly doing his tour for my husband. Burt what a fabulous day it was! The scenery is simple breathtaking and the tour at Hobbiton is very well organized. The girl who took us around was so enthusiastic and told us many great stories. The free glass of ginger beer or stout if preferred was really nice and the pub had a great rustic atmosphere. We were very fortunate with our driver Les who as luck would have it worked on the movie set as a medic so he shared many fantastic stories along our drive. THe surrounding countryside is so beautiful. An unexpected quick stop to look at a kiwi farm on the way back was a nice surprise too. Was a wonderful day and well worth the price.
Do not hesitate to book this excursion. It will save you heaps of money compared to cruise ship prices and the tour driver we had Doug was full of knowledge and was passionate about his work. Highly recommend.
what a fantastic excursion! hobbiton is amazing!!! Our bus driver Doug was very knowledgeable and friendly and funny : lord of the rings fan or not - this tour is a must!
This tour was excellent. The guides were extremely well informed and the time available to interact with the displays on the movie set was wonderful. Such a beautiful setting. It's so easy to see why it was selected. The level of detail was amazing that it was hard to pick any of the artificial vs the authentic. Would recommend this as a must do tour.
Unfortunately we missed this tour as our ship was delayed in Dunedin, very sad as it was the tour we most wanted to do!
A most enjoyable day. Would have liked to spend more time in the Green Dragon Pub.
unfortunately the ship was unable to enter the harbour, so the excursion did not proceed.
Viator were very helpful
excellent tour from pick up to return everthing handled professionally. The tour itself was amazing
Top tour. Linton was our guide on this trip he gave us lots of local information and pointed out many interesting things along the way
Hobbiton is just magical! Hope was our guide here and totally brought the place to life! She was fun, informative and helpful. Excellent value for money
The tour was fantastic. Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The guide at Hobbiton was enthusiastic and shared lots of interesting anecdotes. Tye site itself is well maintained, beautiful and more extensive than I expected.
I enjoyed my pint at the Green Dragon pub in the lovely, quaint environment from some of my favorite movies.
A great tour the driver was very informative and showed us extra highlights of the area.Hobbit town is everything that you see in the movies plus more .Would highly recommend this tour
What a great trip! The drive to the site was so gorgeous and the guide was great. When we arrived at the set we were joined by the tour guide for the trip through Hobbiton. He was so knowledgeable and fun . He was a perfect choice to lead us through this beautiful place. The refreshments at the Green Dragon were great too!
The most beautiful place. Loved it, guide had excellent knowledge and very friendly personality.
We had the absolute pleasure of joining this Shore Tour from the Port of Tauranga. Linton was our amazing guide who entertained educated and engaged us all day...not only on Hobbiton, but gave us so much local information and pointed out so many points of interest along the way!
Hobbiton itself is just truly magical! Paul took over guiding duties and totally brought the scenes to life! He was funny, informative, helpful and really knew his movie trivia! We would have loved just a little more time to enjoy at the Green Dragon the pie was delicious and surprisingly really well priced!, but we totally understand the organisation and logistics of moving so many 1000s of visitors through....so its incredibly well organised and well run!
This was a great day and worth every penny! Do yourself a favour....and if you're lucky enough to have Linton as your bus driver/guide you're in for a real treat!
PS - Linton - we saw White Island as we sailed past exactly when you said we would! Thanks so much for the tip!
Excellent trip. The journey there and back was informative from a very friendly guide. The pick up set down point was directly outsid the port and could not have been more convenient. Small group in a comfortable coach. Hobbit on itself was magical made all the more interesting by the specialist guide Sam. Souvenirs were ridiculously expensive but the trip itself was excellent value for money being less than half the price of a similar trip sold via the cruise company.
Excellent and now I am interested to see the show again. The local tour guide, a young handsome Welsh lad was very informative and obliging. He helped us to take some photos too. Inspite of the wet weather, I must say I enjoyed it and I'd commend on Mr Linton, the coach driver who gave us lots of information along the way.
A visual Disneyland. While we were not fans of the movies, not our genre, the movie set tour was excellent. Picked up at the cruise ship dock, bused to the site, knowledgeable guide, free tankard of ale. Viatour was half the price that Princess cruises offered for the same thing.
The tour to Hobbiton was excellent and highly recommended.Highlight of the day.
Tour bus driver was excellent. However Hobbiton is victim of its success. Too busy and not enough time allowed to visitors. Much too rushed, especially at end when visiting the inn for drink and eats.
We really enjoyed visiting the Hobbiton Movies Set. Our guide at the movie set was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was patient with everyone wanting to take so many photos! We did not visit the falls nor were able to dress up as characters.
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