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  • From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Half-Day Trip with Tour

    1. From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Half-Day Trip with Tour

    Travel in comfort in a luxury Mercedes van from Auckland to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Your trip begins with a pick-up at your preferred location in Auckland. Enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive into Waikato with stops for photos en route.  On arrival, spend 30-45 minutes at the official Hobbiton Gift Shop and have a chance to grab a drink or a bite at the famous Shire's Rest Café. Next, embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the 1,250-acre sheep farm with amazing views of the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will then lead the way through the 12-acre site that’s home to Hobbit Holes, the Old Mill and the Double-Arched Bridge. Stop for a complimentary drink at The Green Dragon Inn. At the end of the Hobbiton Movie Set visit, head back to Auckland along the scenic roads of Waikato, arriving at approximately 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

    Chris (driver/quide with Auckland and Beyond) was great! Got us there and back again in a timely manner with humor and care. Got to Hobbiton and it seemed everyone working there knew and liked him, from the other drivers to the guides showing us around the movie set. Highly recommend you continuing working with A&B in the future.

  • Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

    2. Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

    No trip to Auckland is complete without a visit to Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. Experience the underwater world built by the famous diver and explorer Kelly Tarlton over 30 years ago. The Aquarium remains one of Auckland's leading attractions. Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is just a 10-minute drive (6 km/3.7 mi) from downtown Auckland. See the cool and calm king penguins and cheeky gentoos interact and swim past as you walk through the Penguin Ice Adventure exhibit.  Touch a starfish or two at our Rockpool. Learn about our turtle rehabilitation program. Stand in awe underneath the Shark Tunnel as great sand tiger sharks, giant stingrays swim past and try find the hiding carpet shark Wobbegong. Explore Seahorse Kingdom to see the world's only public display of the rarely seen spiny sea dragons.

    It was a lot of fun! Penguins were very cool :) Staff are friendly, very informative.

  • Auckland: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entrance Ticket

    3. Auckland: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entrance Ticket

    Embark on an otherworldly adventure and explore a maze of different rooms, each creatively designed to test your senses. Navigate quirky obstacles, feel your way through dark spaces, and be surprised by unusual sound and lighting effects and mind-bending illusions. Dive into a truly immersive sensory experience and make your way through Odyssey at your own pace. Undertake a journey like no other as you get hands-and-feet-on with this unique, labyrinthine world.

    Great experience just wish it was longer. Some of the features in the sound room did not work.

  • Takapuna: Omni VR - Multiplayer Virtual Reality

    4. Takapuna: Omni VR - Multiplayer Virtual Reality

    Discover Omni VR, a state-of-the-art multiplayer virtual gaming adventure, and be completely immersed in different worlds. Equipped with special shoes, physically run in Omni VR, the only virtual reality experience where this is possible. Run through the virtual dimensions and explore, and get lost while visiting another world. Experience a single- or multiplayer gaming adventure like no other. Decide between playing as a team or compete against friends. Try surviving in the middle of a massive zombie apocalypse, a tactical shooting mission against evil robots, or walking through a creepy haunted house… Choose from endless options that will make the heart of any gaming enthusiast beat faster.

  • 360° VR - Single Player Virtual Reality - Takapuna

    5. 360° VR - Single Player Virtual Reality - Takapuna

    Try 360° Virtual Reality, awesome and fun virtual entertainment perfect for all ages and interests at Takapuna, Auckland. Experience something far more exciting than watching a movie or playing a game. Be the hero in countless immersive worlds while fighting intergalactic wars on alien planets, skiing down huge mountains, riding a horse through the forest while shooting zombies, or defending your castle against angry trolls. Put on a headset and become immersed in a world beyond imagination.

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What people are saying about Auckland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Chris (driver/quide with Auckland and Beyond) was great! Got us there and back again in a timely manner with humor and care. Got to Hobbiton and it seemed everyone working there knew and liked him, from the other drivers to the guides showing us around the movie set. Highly recommend you continuing working with A&B in the future.

Touring Hobbiton was a unique experience. Despite the 2.5 hour transit each way, the tour was well worth the expenditure of time. The attention to detail of the setting and dwellings was impressive. Highly recommended for any fan of the LOTR series.

It was amazing and breathtaking plus Chris our tour guide from Auckland Beyond and Tours are such lovely funny and kind! He made the tour to the another level ❤️❤️❤️

The Hobbiton experience tied all of the Tolkien movies and books together and put us into the movie itself. It allowed visualization of the book.

great experience, Simon is a nice person and a good driver