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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Day Tour from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Day Tour from Auckland

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata is a popular New Zealand attraction, so going with a small group of fans makes it more intimate. From Auckland, hop on a minibus customized with Wi-Fi access, drop-down screens, and USB charging points to enhance your experience. On board, find an informative guide who is passionate about the filming site for 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'.
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  • Pass by Auckland Central
    Pass by Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Karapiro
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Taupiri
    Pass by Huntly
  • 3
    Pokeno
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Small-group tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, round-trip from Auckland
  • Guide’s commentary keeps you entertained along the way
  • Drop-down screens aboard tour vehicle enhance the experience
  • Includes snacks, USB charging points for your devices, and Wi-Fi
Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Hobbiton Movie Set (If option with ticket included selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hobbiton Entry & Tour Ticket (if transport only option selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Adrien B wrote a review Aug 2020
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Great experience great day.Michael is a good person and perfect guide We were just 2 in the van and yet he still agreed to carry on the visit, much appreciated
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Irene wrote a review Jul 2020
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We enjoyed Hobbiton. I am unsteady on my legs but found I could cope with the one hour walk. The tour was very informative both at Hobbiton and with our tour guide.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Iffah wrote a review Jul 2020
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Our guide, Michael is very friendly and hospitable despite us being a little late for pick up. He ensures that we’re comfortable throughout the trip. He’s also very knowledgeable as he gave us very detailed explanation about the places we passed by on our way to Hobbiton. He
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Nicki B wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions1 helpful vote
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Had THE most amazing day travelling to Hobbiton with Cheeky Kiwi Travel 😄 Was so great to finally get to tick off this must-see place! The detail and scenery of the shire is amazing and so great to finally see it all up close and personal! There is just something magical about
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kiwivagabonda wrote a review Jul 2020
Santa Marta, Colombia3 contributions4 helpful votes
Great trip, highly recommend it! Scenery was beautiful and Mike our guide/driver was super knowledgeable about the history and places where we drove through. We lucked out with superb weather, and we were the first group of the day through Hobbiton so we got to experience it
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Date of experience: July 2020
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yoonhee0402
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100% recommend, Perfect!!
Today I had a perfect day with Cheeky Kiwi Travel!!! Michael was our driver and guide and he did amazing!! He was r
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katpatron
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Fantastic 3-day Tour 🤩😍
Hi Tania, How are you? I would like to commend you and company for giving us a special tour 😊 And also our tour
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TachySsh
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Fantastic!
So from my experience I'm looking at 3 positives and 1 negative. Positives : 1. The Tour Operator was super kind
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moonyounglee
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It's a worthy day trip from Auckland
Everything was perfect except the weather. The movie set is so huge and interesting enough for people who haven't e
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grainner_313
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Great day!
A long but enjoyable day trip. We took in Hobbiton and the Waitomo caves. It was a lovely day but it was a long day
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MESONYX
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Lovely, friendly complete Tour
What a lovely day exploring both Hobbiton movie set and Waitomo glowworms caves . Grant, our guide, was very frie
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Anna-Lena_0606
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Very nice tour!
We had a very nice and interesting tour. Our tourguide Michael was very friendly and gave us many interesting infor
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O5426MTclairek
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Would Do Again!
Had an excellent time on this tour! Our tour guide/driver, Michael, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and overall,
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jessiemnoconnor69
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A must do travel pack!
Great experience loved hobbiton and Waitomo, swift delivery and return and overall friendly guide! Would definitely
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timholiday50
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Early morning pick up in a van. It is a very long day but truely an amazing experience . It was well organized to a
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363shellr
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Awesome Tour and Guide
Had an amazing day with Grant as our tour guide. He had snack for us since our tour starts so early, and greeted ea
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Hobbiton Movie Set small group tour
The tour with "Lance" was made interesting with his knowlege and humor for a trip to the set that could have been d
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L8722YPrichardb
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A thoroughly excellent day out.
An excellent day tour. The opportunity to see sunrise on the journey and being on the first trip round Hobbiton mad
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l84tens
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Long day but two good attractions
If a tour gets me up before 6AM and has me in a van for 12 hours it better be good. Tour started out well with all
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Eric1505
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Great Experience
My wife and I loved the tour from start to finish. Our guide Michael was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and ult
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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