Hamilton Gardens & Hobbiton Exclusive Luxury Day Tour From Auckland

Private & Custom Tours in Auckland

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Visit the world renowned Hamilton Gardens and the set of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hamilton GardensDeparting Auckland at 7am you will take a pleasant drive south over the Bombay hills into the rich dairy farmland of the Waikato, following the Waikato River to Hamilton, our largest inland city. The Hamilton Gardens were awarded International Garden of The Year 2014. Not technically a botanical garden, but rather 21 themed gardens representing the art, beliefs, lifestyles, and traditions of different civilizations or historical garden styles.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St Andrews Anglican ChurchOnto Cambridge, billed as our most English like town, with it’s stately oak trees, village green and historic St Andrew’s Anglican Church 1881. Our lunch stop is taken here.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mighty River Domain, Lake KarapiroA short drive to Lake Karapiro and the hydro-electric power station on the Waikato River for a photo stop. The majestic 797m Mt Maungatautari (Sanctuary Mountain) looms in the background.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Hobbiton Movie SetThen on to Hobbiton, for your fascinating two hour guided tour over the most picturesque of private farmlands. The set has been completely rebuilt for the Hobbit. You'll see the Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, double arched bridge and other structures. At tours end a complimentary cider, beer or ginger beer is included.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Hamilton Gardens
  • Lunch
  • Hobbiton Movie set tour
  • Waikato River/Lake Karapiro
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Hamilton Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

What’s not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)