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Auckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour

Private Tour from Auckland showing you a fantastic mix of some of New Zealand’s most popular attractions which give this country its exceptional appeal for travelers: Beautiful, untouched nature and wildlife at Sanctuary Mountain with the world’s longest predator-proof fence to protect and nurture the indigenous fauna in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island.

Plus Hobbiton Movie Set as the most famous film location of the world-famous “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies combined into one exciting, privately guided Day Tour! Return to Auckland at the end of a great day.
Highlights
  • Be immersed into one of the world’s most special pest-protected, ecological islands;
  • Explore this special sanctuary for New Zealand wildlife in quasi pre-human condition – from birds to bats, frogs to reptiles, tuatara to Giant Weta;
  • See the most famous location of Director Peter Jackson’s trilogies “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”;
  • Take pictures in front of Hobbit holes, Bag End, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the famous Party Tree.
Auckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited ToursAuckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited ToursAuckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited ToursAuckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited ToursAuckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited ToursAuckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited Tours
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A fantastic mix of some of New Zealand’s most popular attractions which give this country its exceptional appeal for travelers: Beautiful, untouched nature and wildlife at Sanctuary Mountain plus the most famous film location of the world-famous “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies combined into one exciting, privately guided Day Tour!

After pick-up in Auckland at 8am and a beautiful drive from Auckland to Maungatautari / Sanctuary Mountain in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island, let us show you another world of New Zealand’s environment in the magnificent ancient forest on Maungatautari / Sanctuary Mountain!

It is the country’s most ambitious conservation project. The 3,400 hectare volcano, surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, contains a land as close to the pre-human New Zealand environment as it’s possible to find.

We may listen to the birds’ songs before the heat of the day and experience native wildlife in their natural habitat during an enriching guided bush walk.

After this highly-interesting walking tour, continue to the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set. The original setting of Peter Jackson’s world-famous “The Lord of the Rings”- and “The Hobbit” movies lies in idyllic countryside with rolling green hills, sheep farms and wonderful views towards the Kaimai Ranges to the east. You will learn all about why this location was chosen as the Hobbiton Movie Set, how it was made and which scenes were filmed here. You get to see the Hobbit Holes and Bag End, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the famous Party Tree.
Continue on to either Auckland or Rotorua, depending on which option you have booked.

Rate Information: (NZ$)

Rates: 01 April & 30 September (Low Season)*

5 or more Adults price per adult: $345
4 Adults price per adult: $395
3 Adults price per adult: $495
2 Adults price per adult: $695

Rates: 01 October & 31 March (High Season)*

5 or more Adults price per adult: $395
4 Adults price per adult: $445
3 Adults price per adult: $545
2 Adults price per adult: $745

*Please note: Meals are not included

Children 4-11 years 50% off adult price

Entry Fees:
Hobbiton Movie Set GENERAL Entry - NZ$84 p.p
Hobbiton Movie Set PRIVATE Entry (NZ$750 for first 4, then NZ$750 + NZ$84 p.p). Contact us if you would like to book the Hobbiton Movie Set Private Entry option.

Sanctuary Mountain Fees:

Please note the entry fee at Sanctuary Mountain is NZ$37 per person (included) and as a special contribution, TIME Unlimited Tours will pay NZ$7 per person as an additional contribution to this great environmental initiative.

This Tour is available for a minimum of 2 people. If you would like to make a booking for one person click here to enquire.

Tour Type: Private Tour

View our Additional Information section below for a breakdown on the difference between Small Group Tours and Private tours, along with all inclusions explained.
Auckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited Tours Auckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
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Have a question about this tour? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team or click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.
Additional Information

Tour Inclusions:

  • Fully guided service in luxury vehicle with pick-up/drop-off within Auckland’s Downtown area including Cruise wharf terminal (for airport transfer please refer to our private tours)
  • Complimentary snacks
  • All taxes
  • Driver/Host-Guide Expenses
  • Optional Lunch Inclusion:
     Note this is a high-quality café/restaurant lunch - $40 pp and MUST be confirmed at time of booking.

Please bring: Outdoor clothing for the day’s weather conditions and sensible flat walking shoes, sun hat, sunscreen, your camera and a smile

Age Information:

  • Adults are from 12 years
  • Children's age is between 4 and 11 years
  • Infants age is 0-3 years (Please note: we are only able host infants on our Private Tours)
  • Our Private Tours can be for any number of guests

General Information:

  • Accommodation, Attractions/Entry Fees and Meals (unless specified) are not included;
  • All tours are able to be booked as Auckland Shore Excursions from Cruise ships berthed at the port of Auckland;
  • All our Private Tours can be offered in foreign languages such as German, French, Spanish and others but are subject to availability and additional fees apply. Please request this additional service at the time of booking along with any other special client requirements (i.e. dietary requirements, mobility issues, medical information / equipment requests, children’s ages for NZ child seat rules, special reasons for travel, etc);
  • On Private Tours, pick-up and drop-off locations can be from your designated accommodation, airport, cruise ship or other location. Please specify the location when booking. When pick-up is from a designated meeting place including cruise ship terminal or airport, we would really appreciate receiving your mobile phone number with the booking. This will ensure we are able to contact and locate you if required, when we are not picking up directly from your accommodation.

Our Different Tour Types:

Small Group Tours are operated on a non-exclusive basis with other guests min 2 pax and max 15 pax and are priced on a per person basis.

Private Tours
are operated exclusively for our guests and are priced per day per passenger for any group size from 1 pax to any number required.

Please note: when we incorporate visits to attractions on Private Tours (these must be specifically stated as included, otherwise entry fees to attractions are NOT included on our Private Tours), these may or may not be private depending on what is booked. Our Private Tours on the other hand will be private just for your party.

Cancellation Policy:

Click here to view our most up to date Cancellation Policy located on our Terms and Conditions page.
Auckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
TIME Unlimited Tours Auckland to Sanctuary Mountain and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
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Your Auckland Tour was the best day out we have had. Great tour with lots of interesting info from someone who was more like a friend than a tour guide. Thank you very much!
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Neill Sperath is a passionate New Zealander by choice. He is of Irish and German descent and has become a proud New Zealander and a New Zealand citizen since relocating from Europe many years ago, after falling in love with New Zealand and Ceillhe. Previous to that he lived mainly in Ireland and Germany and is well travelled, having visited over 50 countries so far. Before coming to New Zealand Neill managed several large shopping centres in Europe.
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