5 star rating: Highly Recommended 101 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. See the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café. This is a must-do tour for any The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!

Highlights

  • Day trip to the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • Enjoy a stop for morning tea en-route to Hobbiton
  • See where Bilbo Baggins lived
  • Pose for pictures outside the hobbit holes
  • Enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn (included)
  • Have lunch at The Shire's Rest Cafe (included)
  • Small-group limited to 25 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set

After morning pickup from your Auckland hotel, travel south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Stretch your legs and enjoy a stop for morning tea (own expense) en-route to Hobbiton

Arrive in Hobbiton, where your movie set tour begins. Explore the magical world of ‘the Shire’ as your guide entertains you with stories about the making of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. See the hobbit holes, the mill and the double-arch bridge, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Pose for pictures at the door of Bilbo Baggins’ house and see stunning views overlooking the largest ‘outdoor set’ in the world! Cross the double-arch bridge and enjoy a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn.

After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch (included) at The Shire’s Rest Café before traveling back to Auckland.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour offered by the local tour operator was awesome. Wayne kept us entertained throughout the drive. Hobbiton was also awesome. Sam, our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. He even volunteered to take multiple pictures of everyone in our group at Bag End. The beer and food included in this package was also very good. We will definitely look into more local tours when we visit again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly I had a blast! Hobbiton was fun, and the ice cream was AMAZING! Totally worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Unbelievably good, both set and set up. Took over 500 photos, got over 400 Macbook likes and had a blast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an awesome day! Alexander our driver and guide was lovely, he was very chatty and gave us lots of information about New Zealand on our journey to Hobbiton. He kept us well entertained. We had a young lady called Meredith who took us on the tour of Hobbiton and again she was lovely, very friendly and informative. We loved Hobbiton and felt that it had been set up really well. I give this tour a big thumbs up and would recommend it to anyone! Thanks guys for a very memorable day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wayne was awesome and very informative. Drive was broken up with a stop going there and back. Hobbiton was all you could ask for. Wish we had a little more time to shop but we were able to buy all we wanted.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Love the small group. Guide was excellent. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was David, he was WONDERFUL! He treated us like we were his family that he was taking on a tour! He wasn't pushy, he allowed us a chance to souvenir shop, he was lovely!! As we drove along he told us all he knew about the towns and cities we went through. He gave excellent suggestions of other things to do. Gave us the option to be dropped off at a different location than our hotel, since it was in the same area. HE was the one who made that tour super enjoyable. Would do any other tour as long as he was the guide!!!

JENNIFER K
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Magnificent day out. I was not over excited before doing this tour, but I was so wrong. This is such an enjoyable tour. Hobbiton is a magical place and you would never tire of viewing all these little places, complete with wheelbarrows, gardens, clothes lines with tiny clothes on and many more things to make this place come alive. Nice touch was the ale in the Green Dragon Inn and the lunch was delicious. On the way home we stopped for an ice cream and for A2 you got the biggest, tastiest ice cream we have ever had. About fifty flavours to choose from. All in all a really wonderful tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Funny and friendly bus driver Wayne who explained us plenty things about the region and Hobbiton itself. Nice and informative guide Paul who even offered taking pictures of us.
I can highly recommend this tour!

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