Hobbiton Blue Spring Tour

Lord of the Rings and unspoiled beauty

Tour Description & Details

We leave Auckland early heading south to the Waikato region into Middle-earth for a tour of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Hobbiton movie set, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Step into the Shire where you will be guided around Hobbit holes, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn, where we get a complimentary Hobbit Southfarthing drink. Take pictures at Bag End – Frodo and Bilbo Baggins’ much-loved hobbit-hole with its iconic green door, then enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch to end your Middle-earth adventure!

After lunch and a quick drive south close to the settlement of Putaruru, we will get to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Blue Spring.

This natural spring takes up to 100 years to filter through the Mamaku Plateau producing crystal clear water that is so pure it produces gorgeous hues of blue and aquamarine against its white sandy bottom and gently swaying underwater vegetation. The stream is a constant 11 degrees Celsius and could fill a 6 lane (25 metre) swimming pool in around 12 minutes. Keep an eye out for trout and birds as you follow the Waihou River downstream with small cascading waterfalls and tranquil pools along the way. Photos cannot adequately describe its natural beauty.

This is a relaxed day tour suited to all ages and gives you the best of Lord of the Rings Middle Earth, and a glimpse of New Zealand’s stunning natural beauty!

Tour Time: 7.30am – 6pm approx.
Tour includes:
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton & buffet lunch in the Party Marquee
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Blue Spring walk
  • Snacks and tea for the journey
  • Pick up and drop off from inner city
  • Minimum four people on this tour

Price per adult: $310
Child 9 to 16 years: $270
Tour lasts for: 10.5 hours approx.
Start at: 7.30am
Finish at: 6pm approx.

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