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Must for LOTR lovers and anyone who likes cool nature activities!

If you love the hobbit or Lord of the Rings this trip is a must! It’s an early day but Nick, our driver, got us there before the crowds and everyone goes on the same length tour through Hobbiton itself which is just gorgeous- over 40 hobbit holes and the Green Dragon is very nice too! The Waitomo caves were incredible- our guide gave us the history of the limestone caverns and her people’s connection to them. Her great great grandfather was the chief of the local Maori people who discovered the caverns and they have been running tours since the late 1800s! The gloworm looked like constellations above us but you can’t take any pictures!

Amazing all in one trip, with an exceptional guide.

I highly recommend this tour! We didn’t have to drive all the back roads and through traffic. The van was comfortable. We had breaks to stretch and use the facilities. Nick, our guide, was phenomenal: friendly, knowledgeable, and a great driver. Lunch was included and tasty. And the tours were fantastic: even better than I expected! Thank you so much fir a wonderful day! You even provided beautiful weather.

Very well organised with the amount of tourists going through!

We did not realise that the Hobbiton Movie set was so well set up. We were impressed from the time we arrived with the helpful reception staff to the great coffee, to the tour guide (Margot) and the bus driver. Well done! It is a great tourist attraction for New Zealand. Also the refreshments at the end. Thank you!

Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Reviewed by Debbie, 06/30/2019

The music started, and my wife began to cry. It just got better.

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.

Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Reviewed by Gerrit, 07/07/2019

A very relaxing and nostalgic couple hours.

All staff encountered were very lovely, efficient and knowledgeable. The guide (Dutch guy, very sorry I can't remember your name) was very funny, charming and made you feel very welcome. He also has what takes to be a cattle herder ;) an all round incredible experience and would definitely come again.

Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Reviewed by Rachel, 06/20/2019