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

Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Tour snapshot
Small-group tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, round-trip from Auckland
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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'.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56760P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry ticket & fully guided tour - Hobbiton Movie Set (unless you booked the Transport Only option)
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended) Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Grand Mercure Auckland Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Pullman Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time SkyCity Hotel Auckland Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Four Points by Sheraton Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports of Auckland (pick up from Grand Mercure hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 7 years old and under are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange this.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry ticket & fully guided tour - Hobbiton Movie Set (unless you booked the Transport Only option)
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended) Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Grand Mercure Auckland Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Pullman Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time SkyCity Hotel Auckland Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Four Points by Sheraton Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports of Auckland (pick up from Grand Mercure hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 7 years old and under are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange this.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Auckland
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Velenton
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had some reservations when booking a tour to such a tourist hotspot, but ended up having an incredible day out. Grant was exceptional in his commentary and his service, and really brought the group together. Hobbiton was a well oiled machine and overall dream come true, and we really appreciated both places keeping to smaller tour groups
Can't recommend enough - thank you for the wonderful memories! 😊
Written 28 February 2020
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Sophie M
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
We had had a wonderful trip! Mani was our tour guide who was a brilliant host with great knowledge of NZ. He took the time to learn about us as well and made us feel very welcomed. We highly recommend Mani and Cheeki Kiwi Tours to everyone!
Written 7 June 2022
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Sebastian Bartolo
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
After a small group tour to Hobbiton out of Auckland, I can not recommend Cheeky Kiwi enough. Well organised and very helpful before the trip, the service and experience remained at a high especially with our driver Lance. The tour is just right for a day trip and the knowledge shared by our guide and driver, was very welcome aswell. All in all a great day out experiencing Parts of New Zealand from the road.
Written 1 March 2020
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Don M
2 contributions
Mar 2020
While not even a great fan of the Hobbit movies and looking for something to do in Aukland, this turned out to be an amazinly fun and interesting day trip. The drive to the movie set was interseting and fun because of the driver/guidr "Lance" who added much humor and local color during the 2 hour drive to Hobbiton as well as the return trip. The movie set was a spectacular attraction and the assigned guide for a manageble sized group was knowlegeable and pleasant. The cold local brew at the tour end was welcomed, and the souvenier shop contained better selections than any store we visited in Aukland. Just a great day!
Written 1 April 2020
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ArtemisIAmArtemis
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Our driver, Simon, was lovely. Very knowledgeable and engaging. Was on time and super friendly. Was a nice, small group which made it very enjoyable.

Hobbiton was fantastic! Completely worth it.

We do recommend that it's made clear that WiFi isn't free in the van, as people were a bit upset and the advert makes it seem like it is. The van wasn't super comfortable and doesn't have much legroom, but it wasn't a Mercedes like we thought it would be. That is an aside to a wonderful day. We will rebook in the future!
Written 3 January 2020
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Kiwivagabonda
Santa Marta, Colombia3 contributions
Jul 2020
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 pretty much as if it was just us there. Hobbiton was incredible, all the attention to detail, you could spend hours there, I won't say much more, you just have to go see it for yourself! Time went fast and before we knew it we were at the Green Dragon (the cider is tasty as!).
It was great to be in a small, personal group - everyone was really chill and there was no rush to get back, fitting in an icecream stop at the best local spot :). (Yay to Mike's insider knowledge!).
I had only booked the day before spontaneously, joining a friend going. I don't usually jump on organised tours but I'm stoked I did.
Thanks Mike for all the interesting infos, patience and the good vibes! Cheers to you and Cheeky Kiwi for an awesome experience!!
Written 4 July 2020
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OregonVoyagers
Beaverton, OR22 contributions
This was a wonderful all day small bus (there were 6 of us) tour from Auckland to Hobbiton. Michael, our driver/guide, was very knowledgeable about New Zealand and the countryside we traveled through on our way to and from Hobbiton. The price included the entrance fee for the Hobbiton guided tour. For all Lord of the Rings fans this is a great way to see Hobbiton and a bit more of NZ from Auckland.
Written 19 February 2020
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Nicki B
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
Jul 2020
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 it all - no matter what age you are. Definitely worth the early start and some beautiful landscapes to admire on the way up as your guide tells you informative and fun stories. A big thank you to our guide Mike who had us guessing about kiwi history and sharing his wildlife knowledge - super friendly and fun! And that added extra touch when a guide remembers everyone's names and makes you all feel at ease from the beginning of the tour. Would highly recommend 🙂
Written 6 July 2020
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giotwin
Anacapri, Italy74 contributions
I would highly recommend Cheeky Kiwi Travel.Perfect organization from the pick up at our CBD Hotel to the drop off at the same spot.We were just 4 guests in total,which made the driving to the set even more personable and sort of private.The guide Louise was fun and infomative,we really appreciated her knowledge and passion throughout the journey.There was a trainee with us as well,his name should be Anku if I caught it,very nice guy who definetely will be a nice addition to the company.Tena rawu atu koe Louise,thank you Anku as well and regards to the lovely American couple who was travelling with us,Steven and Tracy fro OKC.Keep with the good work Cheeky Kiwi!
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Iffah
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
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 also gave us some handy tips and tricks to better enjoy our time in Hobbiton. It was short but a very lovely trip.
Written 7 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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