This exclusive access small group tour is for the ultimate Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fans. This tour includes access to areas off limits to the standard tours and an exclusive second breakfast in the Green Dragon only available on this Bush and Beach tour. The early start also means this is one of the first tours on set so you miss the crowds as well.
Depart from your Auckland hotel at approximately 6:00am for your drive south over the Bombay Hills to the lush farmland of the Waikato region. Your Bush and Beach guide will talk about the areas you drive through and its history and give you some background to the movies. Upon arrival at the Hobbiton Movie Set, you and your fellow Hobbiton fans have an early tour with a private guide. Take plenty of pictures as you pass Bilbo Baggins’ house, the mill, and the party tree, among other recognizable landmarks. You also get exclusive access to 5 extra Hobbit holes ’The Smials’ not visited on the scheduled tours!
After your guided tour of the movie set you head to an epic second breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn. The meal which is exclusive to this tour includes morning staples such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and fruit, in addition to creamy mushrooms and grilled tomatoes.
After your tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set you visit the gift shop and then head back towards Auckland. Along the way, you will stop for a scoop of New Zealand’s signature Hokey Pokey ice cream. This world-famous vanilla ice cream is packed with clumps of honeycomb toffee – a sweet way to end your day.
“This is the BEST way to see Hobbiton!!! Early access is well worth the extra cost!! ” Viator Review 2015
Note – a minimum of 4 people are required to operate this tour & it is currently only running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If minimum numbers are not reached, guests are transferred to our regular Hobbiton Express Tour & a partial refund will be processed.
Child price for ages 5-14
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