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Hobbiton Tour

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Hobbiton Tour

Hi,

I'll be on a 13-day cruise to NZ and stopping for 2 days in Auckland.

How far is it from Auckland to the Hobbiton film set? Is it even possible to visit coming from Auckland?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Hobbiton Tour

http://www.greatsights.co.nz

The above tour company does day trips from Auckland.

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Damn, the tours are overpriced. O_O

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3. Re: Hobbiton Tour

Rental car? Drive time Auckland to Matamata = 2.5hrs one way without stops. If you are doing your cruise during daylight savings time (summer time) you will have longer days, ie doesn't get dark until 8.30pm - 9pm.

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4. Re: Hobbiton Tour

$329 for a 12.5 hour tour including lunch, entrance fees, two guided tours and being driven 455kms in a luxury coach.

Do you know of a similar length tour in Oz which you think better value?

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Hi coolitz,

I am heading for the Hobbiton Tour too. It's in Matamata. You could take an intercity bus from Auckland and it would drop you at Matamata i-SITE. From there, there'd be buses picking you up for the tour. Costs only $75 per pax. There are different timings available too :) you could check them out here - …centaman-apac01.net/OurTours/…Default.aspx

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6. Re: Hobbiton Tour

Ohhh sorry I wasn't sure how far the Hobbiton set was from Auckland.

$329 for a 12.5 hour tour including lunch, entrance fees, two guided tours and being driven 455kms in a luxury coach seems reasonable then. =)

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7. Re: Hobbiton Tour

Do you know what is the bus fare from Auckland to Matamata and back? Where is the bus schedule available?

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8. Re: Hobbiton Tour

Try this intercity.co.nz/tours/…

$149 for return bus trip + tour of Hobbiton.

I haven't used them yet, I'm still planning my trip.

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