Golden light and stars in Hobbiton

Join us on this amazing experience exploring one of the iconic The Lord of Ring locations around New Zealand. We will start with a private sunset tour of a maximum of 5 people so you can capture the magic of this place, followed by a delicious banquet and night tour.


Sunset and Night Photos

You will have the opportunity to shoot with beautiful sunset golden light and then finish with a 30 minute night tour so you can capture the stars (It will be a new moon, so more stars!!)


Photography Tutor

A photography tutor will be with you all the time in case you have questions or get stuck!


Banquet Included

After the sunset private tour we will join the banquet with more people, after this delicious meal, we will on on a 30 min night tour.


The tracks are safe and easy, though a moderate level of fitness is required as we will be walking for a few hours. After that, we will enjoy a fabulous banquet at the Shire waiting for the stars to appear (we chose this date on a new moon so we can capture some Milkyway shots) and then we will go on a 30 minutes night tour around this magical place.

400 NZD
Hobbiton, Matamata
4 Hours
Maximum 5, minimum 3
7th of May 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you curious about how the tour is planned? Worried about what to bring?
See our frequently asked questions below!

  • 4:00 pm – Arrival, sunset tour
  • 6:00 pm – Banquet time
  • 7:00-7:30 pm pm – 30 min Night Tour

  • You have to be in a moderate level of fitness and feel comfortable moving in the dark
  • Transportation is not included but we can organise carpools from Tauranga

  • Camera (mandatory)
  • Tripod (mandatory)
  • Very warm jacket, gloves, beanie and comfy shoes

  • Selection of housemade breads and condiments
  • Golden roast chicken
  • Roasted fillet of salmon
  • Beef casserole
  • Slow cooked lamb shanks on bubble and squeak with gravy
  • Cumberland sausages with tomato relish
  • Selection of roast vegetables
  • Garlic and thyme roasted potatoes
  • Kumara mash
  • Garlic and butter braised mushrooms
  • Roast pumpkin stuffed with chargrilled succotash Fresh green salad
  • Kiwi pavlova with fresh cream and strawberry coulis Bakewell tarts
  • Sticky Date Pudding
  • Seasonal fresh fruit slices
  • Baked apple crumble
  • Butterscotch sauce
  • Honey and cinnamon yogurt
  • Vanilla custard
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      The Wanderer Photographer


      & FOUNDER

      Coni is a Tauranga-based professional photographer who loves nature, hiking, and travelling. Her combined passions took her across Asia to pursue creative photography projects that were subsequently exhibited in New Zealand.

      An experienced instructor with a teaching background and a bachelor’s degree in primary education, Coni founded The Wanderer Photographer to share her years of experience in photography with those keen to learn.