Can someone please help me out. If we have our Hobbiton tour booked for 10:30am departure from the Shire’s Rest and have to catch a plane from Hamilton at 3:50pm, are we going to have enough time? Knowing we have to be at the airport 30 minutes before our flight and it being a 40 minute drive to Hamilton.
Hi, i think you will not have problem.
If you departure time for the tour is set at 10.30 am you will be dropped off before 1 pm so you have all the time to go to the airport.
Barring any unforeseen, major traffic issues, yes. The tour is about 2.5 hours at most. So if you do your calculations from 1:00 pm to get there, the math works! Totally worth the chance, in my opinion!
It’s a bit tight but you should make it. The tour last 90 mins and I would allow 90 mins to get to Hamilton. (Rotorua Airport is closer to Hobbiton)
Hi there. You should have enough time as there are different coaches that go back to shires rest. Best chat to your guide
The drive from Hobbiton to Hamilton Airport is about 40 minutes. So I would agree with the above responses that you should have time to get to Hamilton Airport on time.
However, something else to consider, the country side around that area is extremely pretty, especially along Bucklands Road to the west (that why the Hobbits live there...). I think it would be a shame to discover how pretty the surrounding country side is while you are rushing to the airport.
You didn't say which direction you were going to come from but I suggest that you give yourself plenty of time in the morning for a slow drive there before your tour to take in as much of the scenery as possible.
Yes you will. Enjoy.
Plenty of time! I drove from Auckland that morning and got an 11:20am tour (no booking) and had to be back at Auckland airport that afternoon. I finished the tour then jumped on a different tour groups' bus back (my tour group was slow) to my car as I had a 3 hour drive back to airport and had to be there about 4:30pm. Had a good run and made it to airport with time to shop!
I would call and ask to change your booking time for the tour if you are worried, you don’t want to be distracted while on the tour, there is a lot to take in and admire
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