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“Great experience in Hobbiton & Waitomo Cave with an AMAZING guide”

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hinuera
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Owner description: The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep and beef farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the village, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be taken around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit holes, the Mill and into the famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can indulge in our exclusive, specially brewed beverages to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

These 2 sightseeing spots won’t disappoint u!!!

Surprisingly we were absolutely impressed by oue Guide — Damien, who gave so many valuable information throughout the journey on the coach!! We are so lucky to have him as our guide & driver today!!! Really professional, informative, helpful & caring!!! Thats really amazing! Coz we really didn’t expect too much on the tour guide according to our experience in the past!! I feel so lucky and happy to chose GreatSight because we met Demian!!! Thank you mate for everything! We had fun!!! Really appreciated!

Thank Mi F
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Maybe everyone says this, but I would have happily lived in Hobbiton.
The tour was great.... short videos on the bus from Matamata (audio quality was terrible due to rubbishy bus audio system) but they were a nice build up to arriving at the set.
It was somewhat wet, but big umbrellas were provided as we started the tour. The sun came out half way around and the running commentary and photo opportunities were plentiful.
The tour finished with a drink at the green dragon and more videos on the bus ride back to town. Awesome fun with the teens.

Thank Anna D
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We booked the Early Access Hobbiton Tour with Bush & Beach. The tour was faultless from beginning to end. Our driver Wayne was hilarious and made the two-hour drive from Auckland to Matamata very entertaining, so that the time passed very quickly. At Hobbiton, our tour guide Christian was helpful, fun and enthusiastic, making the tour even better. The souvenir shop staff were friendly, helpful and polite, as were the bar staff. Our breakfast was delicious. I only wish that we had been able to spend a bit more time in the shop at the end of the tour. But I highly recommend this tour to Tolkien fans, as we were not rushed through the tour (being a small group) and had plenty of time for photographs. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Digi D
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