Small Group Escorted Tours

Escorted small group tours.





Make Hobbiton your venue for private tours, special groups, corporate events, weddings or just a good party. Available any day except sundays and christmas day by arrangement.



The first 6 tours may be reserved and paid on our web site for instant confirmation.

HOBBITON DAY TOURS FROM AUCKLAND


If booking on line as a single please email or phone us first as we need a minimum of 2 to operate

Tour HM2
HOBBITON BRONZE TOUR
Just $249 per adult. $220 per child age 10-14. $200 per child under 10
For people who want minimum time away from Auckland and great value this tour includes travel to and from Hobbiton and a guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set.
Departs DAILY except Sundays and Christmas Day. Monday, wednesday, friday depart 8.30am - return 5.30pm. Tuesday, thursday, saturday depart 1pm - return 8pm. Chinese guided tour of Hobbiton available.
Minimum 2 passengers required.
This tour can depart Auckland at varying times between 7am and 1pm for a minimum of 4 subject to availability of driver/guide. Allow 7 hours from Auckland for the full tour.
Includes:
** Pickups and drop offs from city and airport hotels.
** Travel to and from Hobbiton with panoramic views of the Hauraki Plains, Kaimai Mountains, and rich Waikato dairy farmland.
** Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in its beautiful setting in part of the 500 hectare sheep and cattle farm, centre of Middle Earth. Learn from your local guide how the set was created and see the Hobbit Holes, gardens, Bag End (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins home), Party Tree, Lake, The Mill, Green Dragon Inn, and much more.
** One cold drink in the Green Dragon Inn

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Tour HM1
HOBBITON SILVER TOUR including Hamilton Gardens.
Depart Auckland 8.30am. Returns approximately 6.00pm
every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Daily except sundays for minimum of 4
Just $299 per adult. $270 per child age 10-14. $240 per child under 10.
Includes:

** Pickup from any CBD accommodation prior to 8.30am plus Newmarket, Greenlane, and Manukau Mall
Pickup from airport terminals and hotels available
(Pick up from city and drop off at airport terminals or hotels if required)
** Travel to and from Hobbiton with panoramic views of the Hauraki Plains, Kaimai Mountains, rich Waikato dairy farmland, Waikato River, and Rangiriri 1863 battle site.
** Visit to the Matamata Information centre built like a Hobbit Gatehouse and photo opportunity with Gollum statue.
** Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set.
** One cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn
** Festive Feast fit for Hobbits in the Party Marquee adjacent to the Green Dragon Inn.
** Visit Lake Karapiro, home of New Zealand rowing and the 2010 World Rowing Championships, and the Karapiro Hydro Dam on the mighty 425 km long Waikato, New Zealand's longest river.
** Approximately 1.5 hours to explore the award winning HAMILTON GARDENS transformed from a rubbish dump into 21 fascinating themed gardens including Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholars, Italian Renaissance, Indian Char Bagh, Japanese Garden of Contemplation, Modernist, and English Flower garden.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Depart Auckland 7am City pickups prior - no airport pickups). Return about 3.15pm. Operates DAILY except Christmas Day.
Includes travel to and from Hobbiton, guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, One cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn and lunch at the Green Dragon Inn Party Marquee.Travel may nbe with another quality operator
Book on line mondays, wednesdays, fridays for instant confirmation but specify in Passenger details EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Other days on request.

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Tour KWH1....... HOBBITON GOLD TOUR.


Waitomo Caves, Kiwi Birds, Hobbiton

3 Waitomo options including Cave Tubing (Blackwater rafting)
Depart Auckland 8am. Return about 7.45pm every Tuesday and Thursday - other days for minimum of 4
Just $399 per adult. $360 per child age 10-14. $320 per child under 10.

Includes:
** Pickup from any CBD accommodation prior to 8.00am plus Newmarket, Greenlane, and Manukau Mall
Pickup from airport terminals and hotels available
** Travel to and from Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga Kiwi House, and Hobbiton. See the Waikato River, Ngaruawahia - home of the Maori King, rich Waikato and Hauraki Plains dairy farmland, and the Kaimai Mountains. One vehicle and driver/guide throughout.
** Visit Otorohanga Kiwi House to see our unique endangered native birds at feeding time, the ancient Tuatara Reptile, and walk through the largest dome aviary in New Zealand to see our native Kereru (Wood Pigeon), Kakariki (Parrot), and other native birds.
** Guided tour of the main Waitomo Limestone Cave to see the Stalactites, and Stalagmites, and to cruise through the glowworm grotto. (45 minute tour)
OR
Small group experience (maximum 11 participants) in Footwhistle Cave among the limestone formations and get up close and personal with the myriad of glowworms as well as see ancient Moa bones from our extinct native bird and sample in the bush tea house unique tea from the Kawakawa tree used by Maori for healing purposes. (75 minute tour)
(No change in cost for either of the above tours but you must give your preference when booking)
OR
TUBE IT! - Don a wetsuit, go underground, jump off a waterfall, head down the hydro slide and glide downriver on your tube under an amazing canopy of glowworms.
2 hour tour - extra cost $100 - 20 minutes only for barbecue lunch!)
** Barbecue buffet lunch at Roselands Farm restaurant - beef, chicken, fish, kumara chips, mussels, and salad included. (Vegetarian options. All meat is Halal). Passengers on the shorter cave tours also have time to stroll through the beuatiful gardens and meet some of the farm animals such as llama's, alpacas, sheep etc.
** Visit Lake Karapiro, home of New Zealand rowing, and the Karapiro hydro dam on New Zealand's longest river - the 425 km long Waikato.
** Two hour guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set with specialist Hobbiton guide.
** One cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn
** Visit to Matamata Information centre, built like a Hobbit Gatehouse. Gollum statue may not be open for photo opportunity.

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TOUR KWHR. ONE WAY AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - KIWI HOUSE HOBBITON - ROTORUA
Transfer by shuttle from Hobbiton to Rotorua arriving about 6.30pm
Cost $440 per adult. $390 per child age 10-14. $350 per child under 10.

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Tour HR1
HOBBITON AND ROTORUA
Depart Auckland 8.30am. Return about 8.30pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Minimum 2 passengers required. Any day except sunday for minimum of 4)
Just $379 per adult. $340 per child age 10-14. $300 per child under 10
Includes
** Travel to Hobbiton with our SILVER TOUR (HM1) with a stopover in Matamata and enjoy our tour of the Hobbiton movie set, one cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and a lunch buffet fit for Hobbits in the adjacent Party Marquee.
** Transfer to Rotorua for a drive by of the lake and Government Gardens
** MAORI CONCERT, Pulsating introduction to Maori culture including formal welcome, haka, and poi dance at Te Puia.
** Guided tour of the TE PUIA thermal area including the nocturnal kiwi house, bubbling mud pools, famed Pohutu geyser, and the Maori carving and weaving school.
** Return to Auckland. (Travel from Hobbiton may be with a different driver and operator)

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Tour HW1
HOBBITON AND WAITOMO CAVES

Depart Auckland 8.30am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Return about 7.30pm
Just $379 per adult, $340 per child age 10-14. $300 per child under 10.
Includes
** Travel to Hobbiton with our SILVER TOUR (H1) with a stopover in Matamata and enjoy our tour of the Hobbiton movie set, one cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and a lunch buffet fit for Hobbits in the adjacent Party Marquee.
** Lake Karapiro on the mighty Waikato River - New Zealand's longest.
** Guided tour of the main Waitomo Glowworm Cave. ** Pickup from any CBD accommodation prior to 8.30am plus Newmarket, Greenlane, and Manukau Mall
Pease Note: travel from Karapiro to Waitomo and back to Auckland may be with a different operator
Pickup from airport terminals and hotels available
(Pick up from city and drop off at airport terminals or hotels if required)

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Tour HH HOBBITON BY HELICOPTER
Departs Daily except sundays
Flexible times - total time from Auckland approximately 4 hours

Includes
** Transfer from your inner city accommodation to the helicopter base
** Take off from downtown Auckland and cruise above the city, Bombay Hills, and fertile Waikato farmlands. See Auckland City, Waikato River, and the Hobbiton Movie set from the air.

** Land at the Shires Rest to be met by your personal guide for a private tour of the Movie Set before returning to Auckland.

Tour cost per person from Auckland

Robinson R44 helicopter. (single engine)
2 passengers. $1,680 each
3 passengers. $1,290 each

Squirrel AS355 (twin engine)
2 passengers. $2,590 each
3 passengers. $1,890 each
4 passengers. $1,450 each
5 passengers. $1,220 each

Please Note: This tour cannot be booked on our web site but must be requested as it is dependent on availability of helicopter and private guide. Please specify your preferred time of departure between 8am and 3pm

Options to add Waitomo Caves and or Rotorua




HOBBITON SILVER SUPERDEAL


Tour HSS
5 days/4 nights. Commence Auckland daily
Includes:
** 4 nights accommodation at the Scenic or similar hotel.
** Hobbiton Silver tour.
Tour cost per person
Just $NZ599 2 per room. $890 single room. $550 triple room
Upgrade your tour to HOBBITON AND ROTORUA (Tour HR1) OR HOBBITON AND WAITOMO CAVES (Tour HW1) Just $90 extra

AUCKLAND AND HOBBITON SUPERDEAL

3 nights Auckland hotel plus Hobbiton Bronze Tour
Just $399 per person share twin. $799 per person single room
Commence Auckland Daily to 30 September,2016.
Upgrade to Hobbiton Silver tour, Just $50 extra
Upgrade to Hobbiton and Waitomo or Hobbiton and Rotorua - just $100 extra.
Day of your tour is at our discretion.
Arrival and departure transfers and breakfasts not included.

Comments from some of our recent passengers.

Mahalo. Thank you Steve!!! We really enjoyed our tour. (KK Hawaii)

Thank you for the fantastic trip you planned out for us. Both Paddy and I enjoyed every minute of the trip. We had a memorable trip to New Zealand. You took good care of us like family members. Please feel free to use our reference if any one seeks it. We will recommend you highly to all our friends and family who might visit NZ in the future.

I did all of the pictures last weekend. We had a lot and many good ones. Just made me want to pack and go back, so much more to see and do. Still we did a lot, you really out a good package together for us and we are ever so grateful. Having you as a guide made the trip perfect, you have endless knowledge for not only your country but important issues for everybody's well being. We both enjoy your company a lot. (R and T, Norway)

Hi Steve, just wanted to say thanks so much for making our trip yesterday so special. We really enjoyed it, not just for the sites but for your captivating background on what we were seeing. You made a 14 hour day go by so smoothly and quickly it didn't feel like that long a journey. At every step of the way you had some fascinating insight that helped us feel more informed and engaged in what we experienced - we would never have had such a full experience on our own. (A and J. USA)

Hello Steve, we want to thank you for a fantastic journey through NewZealand. This is an experience to remember for a lifetime. I would like your business cards to pass out to my friends. (M.S. USA)

Hello, Stephen Thank you for arranging the tour for us. It made our trip more fun. NZ is such a great place. I love everything. Kimi and Mikio H (Japan) My son and I wanted to thank you for helping us have a special Hobbiton experience last wednesday when you took usdown for the evening tour. I have already been recommending your company to several friends and colleagues. Again we appreciate how professional your organisation! (CF USA)