Auckland Escape Experience


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Tour Summary


Get to know Auckland’s past and present with day tour of its scenic city highlights on the first day followed by a visit to Hobbiton movie set along with a themed garden entry.

Tour Highlights


  • Explore Auckland city's iconic spots - Auckland Museum, Achilles Point, Bastion Point, Harbour Bridge and Mt. Victoria

  • Chance to step into a real The Lord of the Rings movie set

  • Remarkable 360-degree views of the rolling Kaimai Range

  • Opportunity to have a drink at the cosy Green Dragon Inn

  • Amazing photo opportunities at the colourful Hobbiton village

  • Explore the international 2014 Garden of the Year

  • Discover the inside story and hidden meanings in each garden

  • Discover where a Hollywood blockbuster was filmed

Tour Inclusion


  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey

  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • All entrance and activity fees except add-ons

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish

Tour Description


Get to know Auckland’s past and present with day tour of its scenic city highlights on the first day followed by a visit to Hobbiton movie set along with a themed garden entry.

Day 1: Auckland City Tour


Our experience starts by stretching the length of the Central Auckland easterly waterfront, the Tamaki drive cruise to Achilles point is a hallmark of the 09 region.  This revitalised waterfront precinct is brimming with the energy of locals and visitors of all ages. So too, green space is abound with parks and reserves liberally spread along its length - Bastion point and Achilles point being the two standout options, providing many an Instagram or Facebook opportunity.


Get a glimpse into Auckland museum and the Māori culture, which takes you on a journey through the story of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The museum is the only venue in Auckland providing daily Māori cultural performances. The museum's performance is recognised as being one of the best in New Zealand and culminates with a moving version of the world-famous haka, a war dance. Travel over the iconic harbour bridge, to visit Mt. Victoria located in Devonport. Enjoy spectacular views of the Auckland city skyline and the stunning Waitemata harbour – have your camera ready!


Extra Activity/Add-On (Optional)

Enhance your stunning city experience by adding SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's aquarium, one of Auckland's top visitor attractions! Offering a unique southern oceans experience with 30 exhibits, more than 80 different species and 13 different zones. Take an underwater journey through the world’s largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony display, the world’s biggest species of stingray and NZ’s largest collection of sharks. Journey through a unique southern ocean experience and visit the magical seahorse kingdom where you’ll find the world’s only display of spiny sea dragons, all these & more.


After completing your rich experience you will realise that it is no surprise that New Zealand city is among the top three in the world.


Day 2: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Hamilton Gardens and River Cruise


Leaving Auckland through the rolling hills of the Waikato region and beautiful farming towns along the way, you'll experience beautiful countryside in luxurious coach comfort. Grab a great value Hobbiton movie set day tour, the award-winning attraction made famous by the popular Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies along with an open-air museum of the history of gardens, where you can travel through time and see how gardens have grown (literally) and evolved around the world. Experience the beauty and tranquil water of the Waikato river on the floating cafe runs from Hamilton gardens with the best views in the Waikato and enjoy a relaxing cruise on New Zealand's longest waterway flowing through Hamilton, New Zealand's largest inland city.

Tour Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to operate.

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

  • Warm layers in cooler months and a waterproof

  • Camera, Go-Pro, binocular

  • A sense of adventure

  • A low level of fitness is required

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