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Had a fantastic day with my 7 year old twin mokos. Started with the bus ride with a video and some background into the land and movie then a lunch buffet for all 3 of us (under 8s dine free with paying adult) then walking tour with a great tour guide who was very accommodating and patient toward my mokos (25 July 120pm buffet tour) Many interesting facts you wouldn’t know about the movie. A very worthwhile $118NZ spent for a day of memories with my mokos. Thank you so much
Our guide David was excellent. We managed to get out early to catch the sunrise (and some beautiful photos) of the Matamata area around Hobbiton and were the first tour of the day (nobody else to get in your shots!) The New Zealand scenic routes were fantastic to get a taste of New Zealand outside the larger towns and David's tips were extremely helpful for where to go and what to look for at each location.
The place was nice and great to have a walk around and take photos. The downside of the tour was that it was too short and too fast-paced so we didn't have enough time to take the photo as we needed to follow the group that we belong to. The tour guide's voice wasn't very loud so it was difficult to catch what he was saying. Other than that, it was nice and kids were also enjoyed.
Maybe it was because my wife and daughter had seen the movies 20 times ( probably more).... but whatever the reason the tour was waited for with huge anticipation ... and delivered brilliantly . Charles was great, the stout very good and to see the shire was better than visiting Disneyland. Sorry we missed Peter.
Tour guide was outstanding - funny, knowledgeable, and clear. We got there at noon to have lunch before the 1:20 tour but the lunch is part of the tour - so we ate a lot. The food is great. The tour is everything you would expect. Lots of great opportunities for family pictures.