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Auckland Escape Experience

Get to know Auckland’s past and present with day tour of its scenic city highlights on the first day followed by Hobbiton Movie Set day tour, the award-winning attraction made famous by the popular Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies where you'll see the intricately created 'Hobbit holes' the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic!  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.

DURATION

Two Days &

One Night

LOCATION

Auckland City 

Hobbiton & Hamilton

TOUR TYPE

Scenic Tours

Overnight Experience

PRICE FROM

NZ $649

Per Person

Auckland City Skyline
Auckland City Skyline

View of Auckland City Skyline & Sky Tower

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Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum

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Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens

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Auckland City Skyline
Auckland City Skyline

View of Auckland City Skyline & Sky Tower

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Tour Summary

Get to know Auckland’s past and present with a day tour of its scenic city highlights on the first day followed by Hobbiton Movie Set day tour, the award-winning attraction made famous by the popular Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies where you'll see the intricately created 'Hobbit holes', the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic!  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.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • Day 1: Auckland City Highlights Experience & Overnight Stay in Auckland

  • Day 2: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Hamilton Gardens and return to Auckland 

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Auckland's highlights including Queen Street, the CBD, Auckland University, the Domain, and the Harbour Bridge

  • Cruise through the city to Tamaki Drive, Auckland Domain, the suburb of Parnell

  • Take in stunning views at Auckland's iconic vistas including Achilles point and Bastion Point

  • Visit the Auckland Museum to learn about New Zealand's impressive history

  • Enjoy one of the largest Māori and Pacific Island collections in the world

  • Travel over the Harbour Bridge for great views back to the city and enjoy fantastic views from Mt. Victoria

  • Visit the North Shore and Mt Victoria for incredible views looking back to the city

  • Sit back and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Auckland on a scenic day trip

  • Listen to fascinating stories from your guide as you explore the 12-acre set

  • Remarkable 360-degree views of the rolling Kaimai Range

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

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

  • Amazing photo opportunities in front of every hobbit hole

  • Explore the multi award winning Hamilton Gardens

  • Discover the inside story and hidden meanings in each garden

  • Be amazed by the spectacular scenery en route and listen to engaging commentary from your guide

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

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities

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

  • Admission to Auckland museum guided experience

  • Admission to Auckland city highlight spots

  • Auckland Harbour Bridge, Devonport and Parnell Village

  • Auckland Waterfront, Bastion Point, Mission Bay, Tamaki Drive and Achilles Point

  • Admission to 2 hour fully guided experience at Hobbiton movie set

  • Complimentary Hobbiton beverages - Ale, cider, ginger beer, or an English beer

  • Admission to themed Hamilton garden

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