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Guided excursion - New Zealand

Guided Excursion to Hobbiton

Highlights

  • Experience the heart of the green hobbit country

  • Tour of the authentic hobbit village

  • Feel like Frodo & his friends in Hobbiton

Description

What would a trip to New Zealand be without experiencing the fairytale film village of Hobbiton, from the world-famous "Lord of the Rings" films, in Matamata? On this guided excursion, take a stroll through Frodo and Sam's Shire and follow in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins. Your guide will take you into the world of hobbits and show you movie landscapes that you will surely recognize.

Destination

Oceania & South Pacific

  1. New Zealand
  2. North Island New Zealand

This tour is a can't-miss experience for every fan of the action-packed Lord of the Rings films. Hike past the picturesque landscapes and sheep farm until you reach the rural village, Matamata. A secluded fairytale farm at the foot of the mountain range, Kamai Ranges, forms the heart of the green hobbit country and the home of the Lord of the Rings hero, Frodo. Immerse yourself in the world of the hobbits, who live peacefully in small caves in the Shire, and feel like Frodo and Sam before your great journey.

During the tour with your English-speaking guide, you will experience how authentic and cinematic the hobbit village is. See the big Makrokarpa needle tree where the big birthday party for Frodo took place, the brick roadway where Gandalf walked with his horse carts, and over 40 hobbit caves. Stroll past colorful flower beds, quiet lakes, and ripe fruit trees. Let the incredible panoramic scenes reel you in as you learn that the exquisite natural landscape is the secret star of the movie trilogy!

Services & Notes

  • Meeting point: The Shire's Rest, 501 Bucklands Road, Matamata.
  • Departure: 9:50 AM, 11:05 AM, 12:20 PM, 01:35 PM, 02:50 PM; Extended Summer Tours: 04:05 PM (August 20 to May 20)
  • Meeting point: Shuttle, Matamata Information Centre, 45 Broadway, Matamata
  • Departure: 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:15 PM, 02:30 PM; Extended Summer Tours: 03:45 PM (August 20 to May 20)
  • Daily, except Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Group size: max. 11 participants
  • Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Language: English
  • Transport: Bus / on foot
  • Stations: Drive through picturesque sheep farms with spectacular views over the Kaimai Ranges and Hobbiton movie set
  • Refreshment transfer: Back to the meeting point (no transfer to the hotel)
  • Recommended experience during the roundtrip tour, "Australia & New Zealand: Kiwis and Koalas" on day 15 (on the way from the Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua).

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