We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. We stopped on our way between Rotorua and Auckland. We pre-booked tickets which made check-in easier once we were there. The process is well organised and following a short coach drive we arrived on set. Our guide was very knowledgable and approachable and made the tour interesting. You can’t go on a self-guided visit, so the only option to see the set is with one of the guides. The pace was a little slow due to the group size, but that didn’t deter us from enjoying ourselves. At the end of the tour, you even get treated to a “local” beer at the pub!
The tour was the best. As a fan of Hobbit and LOTR, it is a must to visit here. Besides, the tour guide was so funny and explain every scene that were filming there really well. We get to dive in to the set of the movie and mesmerised by the view. It was so pretty and every corner is picturesque! Also, the free hot drinks that are served at the Green Dragon Inn really help to warm me up as the weather is a bit chilly. One thing to keep in mind, the movie set requires walking up and down the hill. I didn't recommend for older people with bad knees. It may be a bit difficult for them to walk.
The customer service of klook is very helpful in setting the time slot by email because the tour is very busy during summer time.
I also manage to arrive early by 3 hours. My schedule supposed to be 12.30 pm but on site i can reschedule earlier on 11.00 am
The price on klook is also cheaper compared to buy on site. really recommend this klook apps. More promos will be much appreciated
The collection of tickets was easy and smooth, definitely saved lots of time. The movie set was impressive, the team has tried their best to maintain it just the same as shown in the movies. The guide was information and kind, she told us many stories behind the scene. A definitely must-go for hobbit/lord of the rings fans!
Even if you aren't the biggest fans of the LOTR franchise, just from the perspective of sightseeing, it's a must visit. Of course, take a very early or very late tours to beat the crowds. We took the last tour available, and we could get enough photos with just the two of us in front of hobbit holes.