“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
We have watched the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies several times. So seeing it in person is surreal. Handel and his friends rented a car and drove from Auckland. Here’s what you can expect from the tour. You also get a free drink at the end of the tour.
The Garden Dragon™ Inn
Tours operates daily from Matamata
Departing: Matamata i-Site, 45 Broadway, Matamata
Times: tours departs every 45 minutes from 9:30am to 2:45pm
Additional departures: 3:30pm*, 4:15pm*, 5:00pm**
Duration: three hours approximately
Tours operates daily from Shire’s Rest
Departing: Shire’s Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata
Times: tours departs every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Additional tours: 4:00pm*, 4:30pm*, 5:00pm**, 5:30pm**
Duration: two hours approximately
Excludes Christmas Day
*Operates 01 Sept to 30April **Operates 27 Dec to 28 Feb
Tours operates daily from Rotorua
Departing: Hobbiton Movie Set Shop, 1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Times: 8:15am, 1:15pm
Duration: five hours approximately
Evening Banquet Tour
Days: every Wednesday and Sunday evening
Note: Bookings essential
Location: 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand
Telephone: (64) 7 888 1505 | (64) 7 3480711
Freephone: 0508 4 HOBBITON
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.