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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Visit the home of Bilbo Baggins on a small-group shore excursion to Hobbiton, a New Zealand farm-turned-filming site for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies. While your cruise ship is docked in Auckland, embark on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour of the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Crouch next to hobbit holes and enjoy lunch at The Shire’s Rest cafe on this must-do tour, limited to 18 LOTR fans for a personalized experience.


  • Day trip to the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • See where Bilbo Baggins lived
  • Pose for pictures outside the hobbit holes
  • Enjoy lunch at The Shire's Rest Cafe
  • Receive a Hobbiton souvenir gift!
  • Small-group tour limited to 18 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

LOTR fans won’t want to miss this shore excursion to Hobbiton while at port in Auckland. After a convenient port pickup, you’re driven south past the rolling hills of the Waikato region, stopping in the heritage town of Cambridge for a morning tea break (own expense).

Stroll past colonial buildings on the tree-lined streets before continuing on to the Hobbiton Movie Set, located near Matamata. On arrival at the working sheep farm chosen by Peter Jackson to depict the Shire in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series, follow an entertaining guide on an enlightening tour.

Hear stories about the making of the box-office hits while you peer at cozy hobbit holes and pose for photos at recognizable sites such as the double-arch bridge, the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn.

After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch served at The Shire’s Rest cafe before ending your shore excursion in Auckland.

Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. It is not suitable for arrival day as the tour departs before ship disembarkation.
From USD $ 191.02

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