You will travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region and through the heritage town of Cambridge, where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere. You will arrive in Matamata with a population of around 7,500. Matamata is located near the base of the Kaimai Ranges and is a thriving farming area known for Thoroughbred horse breeding and training. You will embark on this full-day guided tour of Hobbiton, made famous by Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. You will experience a day in the life of a heroic Halfling. You’ll be guided through the gorgeous 12-acre movie set, back dropped by the Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. You’ll journey past Hobbit holes, the famous Mill and into the instantly recognizable Green Dragon Inn for a complimentary ‘South-Farthing’ beverage. A full lunch is also provided at the Shire’s Rest.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time