Coastal Pacific to return 01 December 2018.

Breaking News!! ! The Coastal Pacific train will be returning from 01st December 2018 to 28th April 2019 and will operate daily except for Christmas Day.  Bookings are now open and with only 126 seats this will sell out fast.  Contact us today to book. 


TranzAlpine Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 07 May, 18 June, 30 July, 10 September, 15 October & 26 November 2018.


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Half-day Hobbiton Tour - Price From NZ $ 159 per person
Half-day Hobbiton Tour
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Category: Independent Travellers
  • From: Tauranga to Tauranga
  • Valid: 24 Sep 2018 to 31 Oct 2019
  • Package Code: HOBTGA
  • Price Type: single
  • Price: NZ $ 159 per person
Tour Overview

Catch the bus from Tauranga to Matamata return and experience the real Middle-earth™ on a half-day Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 InterCity Coach Lines - Tauranga Hamilton IC3102 (0730 0916) Bus Service - Tauranga to Matamata 0730 - 0819

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Tauranga

Arrive City : Matamata

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 08:19:00

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Matamata

Arrive City : Matamata

Depart Time : 09:30:00

Arrive Time : 12:30:00

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Matamata

Arrive City : Tauranga

Depart Time : 13:00:00

Arrive Time : 13:50:00

Terms and Conditions

Price and itinerary are subject to change and availability. Please refer to your booking confirmation for final details.