5 star rating: Highly Recommended 108 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

Kayjay
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Interesting road trip from Auckland, guide Kevin Oats was very knowledgeable and made the long ride interesting. Short stops for each direction for a toilet break and coffee. Its an early start and back by 4pm onto Auckland. Visit to the film site was enjoyable and a beer before a light lunch. Enjoyable trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour with a tasty lunch. It was lovely to see the scenery and hobbit holes. Fantastic experience if you're a fan of the books/films and even if you're not. On the way back our driver stopped for ice cream which was a nice treat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

So cool to see all of the hobbit holes. The Alexander farm is breathtaking and the tour guide was absolutely incredible!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were only a small group, with an awesome driver who made the trip very interesting with his great knowledge and willingness to share his stories and experiences with us. The coffee stop was nice and the tour itself was just what we wanted. There were only one or two other groups and we had a wonderful time. We were first to be welcomed in the tent for lunch and had a ball. The food was out of this world and we enjoyed every moment. On the way back, the driver was quit, to allow those who wanted to sleep their time off, but he took a different route so we could see more of the country and also stopped for us to buy ice cream. This was an experience that we will not forget and if possible, will try to repeat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a must see place if you are in NZ...tour guides were very informative as well.
Well done to Zack, the tour guide from Hobbiton and the Driver too..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really great day and our driver Dave was awesome. Loved the Hobbiton set your and I'm not even a very big LOTR fan. It was adorable!! Meal served was good.

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

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