“Orlando Bloom” slept in Bushland Park Lodge’s bed for 3 nights in the year 1999. Just after the very early filming days of “Lord of the Rings”, 1st sequel he and his companions relaxed privately in this peaceful paradise.
In just only 1 ½ hour’s drive you’ll find MATAMATA for a day trip to experience the movie set of Peter Jackson’s movies. HOBBITON is there to be explored by you.
New Zealand and Hollywood, a short Lux-perience day trip to HOBBITON Land close to Matamata NZ, just 1 ½ hours from your comfort zone.
Just minutes away from the Lodge you find Whangamata's Whenuakura Island (Donut Island) the location for another breath taking scenic spot to picture Middle Earth in THE HOBBIT movie. (Accessible by Kayak or Sup-surfing).
Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat in association with TIME Unlimited Tours presents an exclusive, private VIP Tour
This VIP Private Tour will start with a pick-up in one of our Mercedes luxury vehicles from Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat at 10am.
Our 2 hour drive will pass through typical New Zealand farmland along the way once we leave the spectacular coastline of the Coromandel. We continue through the beautiful Waikato region until we reach the famous Hobbiton Movie Set near the country town of Matamata.
Now you are able to experience the Hobbiton Movie Set on an exclusive basis including a special lunch on the movie set itself, which was the setting for both “The Lord of the Rings” and again for “The Hobbit”, both of which were filmed as movie trilogies. This tour lasts about 2 hours and will give you a wonderful introduction into how these movies were made and which parts of the movies were filmed here. See the Hobbit holes and Bag End, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the famous Party Tree that were created for "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films.
Your special luxury lodge experience continues with our full range of complimentary snacks and refreshments on board along with an opportunity to taste some of our iconic NZ treats like Manuka Honey and our familiar kiwi candy. Please let us know if there are special dietary requirements so we can cater for these during our luxury tour.
We will conclude the day with a scenic drive back to Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat by 5pm in time for your evening experience at the Lodge.
This VIP tour will include pick-up and drop- off at Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat in our luxury vehicle with one of our professional driver-guides (this can be German speaking on request)as well as the private tour at Hobbiton and Lunch on the movie set with our complimentary offer of onboard Kiwi tasting, snacks and refreshments to enjoy.
Our Private Tour retail rates are as follows:
2 people private basis for NZ$695 per person + private Hobbiton Movie Set NZ$450 set rate = total NZ$1,840.