9.30am - Board your modern, high quality and fuel-efficient Manabus coach, equipped with air conditioning & free Wi-Fi and hit road bound for the Shire.
12.05pm - Arrive in the small rural NZ town Matamata and check-in at the I-site. Enjoy a brief comfort stop here before transferring to a Hobbiton dedicated vehicle with personal Tour guide.
12.30pm - 3 hour return Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.
You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
3.30pm – Arrive back at the Matamata Isite and enjoy some free time to explore the town before you reboard the Manabus Coach and depart for Auckland at 4.00pm.
6.45pm – Arrive back in Auckland with memories to last a lifetime.