This small group tour is an easy day trip from Auckland to Hobbiton movie set as seen in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. The day includes a fully guided tour of the set and we also have the option of a sumptuous lunchtime feast in the Party Marquee. Our experienced guides look after you all day from pick up to drop off at your Auckland City Accommodation.
They include a full commentary on the way with insights into the areas you are travelling through and background to the movie set you are visiting. At Hobbiton we will take you down to the set itself and have one of the specialists Hobbiton guides take you on a walking tour around the 44 Hobbit holes. You will get the chance to have a photo in the doorway of a Hobbit house, see the Party Tree and stand by the gate to Bilbo’s house ‘Bag End’ overlooking the whole set to the hills in the distance.
After lunch of your choice in Hamilton, we head back to your accommodation in Auckland, arriving back mid-afternoon before the traffic builds up. Shuttlenz have been running tours from Auckland to Hobbiton movie set and work closely with Hobbiton to make sure you get the most out of your time at Hobbiton. There is no need to change vehicles when you are travelling with Shuttlenz — our guides are with you all day and will drive you down to the movie set and pick you up from there.
“What a treat to travel to Hobbiton withShuttleNZ! It was an easy, fun trip with some nice extra perks that the other companies don’t seem to have.”
Waitomo is a world-renowned destination and one of New Zealand’s top tourist attractions. Famous for its high population of glowworms, but there is so much more to it than that! As a region, Waitomo has built its reputation on the sheer beauty and scale of its subterranean landscape. But above ground other Waitomo recreational pursuits on offer are almost as impressive. Discover a world away in Waitomo New Zealand. Discover magic, wonder and adventure all in one unique place – a place that is very special to the people who live here.
Waitomo is a Maori word made up of two parts, ‘Wai’ which translates as water and ‘tomo’ which means entrance or hole.
30 million years ago the entire Waitomo region lay far beneath the sea. Today, both above and below ground, it stands as a revealing testament to a landmark period in New Zealand’s and the world’s natural history.
New Zealand’s South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience
From wildlife to wineries, from glacial valleys to star-filled skies, nature’s best flourishes against a palette of dramatic scenes.
The South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand in surface area; the other being the smaller but more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island covers 150,437 square kilometers (58,084 sq mi), making it the world’s 12th-largest island. It has a temperate climate.
it has a 32 percent larger landmass than the North Island, and as a result is nicknamed the “mainland” of New Zealand, especially by South Island residents, but only 23 percent of New Zealand’s 4.9 million inhabitants live there. Places to visit are Milford sounds, Queens town, Wanaka, Invercargill, Ancient City of Dunedin, Lake Tekepo and many more.
How can a place be so smelly but so awesome? Rotorua is a must-visit in New Zealand due to the the geothermal activity here making it an intriguing place, especially as the aroma of sulphur licks your face. Don’t worry, you soon become immune to the stench and will be onto enjoying the free things to do in Rotorua!
The Earth’s crust is thin in this part of the country producing many hot mud pools and thermal hot springs. Luckily for us, this means there are a few springs in the area that you can enjoy for free, which we have listed here for you. If nature is your thing, then take a look at Natural Spots near Rotorua.
In this exclusive luxury tour you will visit the heartland of Maori culture, Rotorua sits at the centre of one of the Pacific’s most active thermal regions, and is surrounded by some magnificent examples of boiling mud pools, spouting geysers, steaming fumuroles, and giant water filled craters. There is much to entertain, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, golf, spa baths, lake river activities and scenic flights to name a few.