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

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

Visit the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set on this small-group Hobbiton tour from Auckland, limited to 25 people. At the Hobbiton Movie Set, you’ll visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and peer inside other hobbit holes of the Shire — filming site of ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Your knowledgeable guide points out the party tree and the Mill. Enjoy cider, ale or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn, and recharge with lunch at The Shires Rest — both included.


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

Hobbiton Movie Set

Travel south over the Bombay Hills to the fertile farmland of the Waikato region after morning pickup from your Auckland hotel. En route to Hobbiton, disembark the coach for a stretch break and stop for morning tea (own expense) before arrival at the Hobbiton Movie Set, located in Matamata.

Your guide takes you through this working sheep farm, a prime filming location for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series with incredible views overlooking the world’s biggest outdoor movie set. Fans will love exploring the Shire, home to hobbit holes including Bilbo Baggins’s house. Stop for photos in front of the Mill, the party tree and the double-arch bridge as you’re entertained with tales about the making of the films.

Then head to the Green Dragon Inn for a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer. After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy an included lunch at The Shire’s Rest before your day trip ends with drop-off at your hotel in Auckland.

Customer Reviews

Patricia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We enjoyed our day with Alexander..good driver...super movie set with excellent local tour guide Leah!

Margie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Loved it! Would love to go again!!!
Some parts did feel a bit rushed.
The pathway can be slippery when wet.
The food was superb!

Georgina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A great tour. Would even do it again. Our bus driver was very informative, giving us information about many things along the way. Our Hobbiton guide, Hope was also very informative and knowledgeable on everything related to the movies. Detailed information given and we enjoyed it very much. Tour ended with a great lunch too! Well worth doing.

Kathrine M S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had a wonderful day at Hobbit-on. It was raining quite hard but it just didn't matter. Warren was our driver for the day, and he was informative and entertaining. The tour itself was magic, the luncheon was delicious, and Warren helped make the day one of the best days.
Thanks so much,
Cheers, Kathy and Craig Stewart

Jeffrey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Bunches of fun. Very cute thing to visit.

Andreas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

As a LOTR fan this was an absolute dream come true.
Our guide Tony was amazing, not only regarding Hobbiton but in filling us in on interesting information regarding New Zealand on our way to Hobbiton.

Loved it, definitely a must do!

Brooke S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Pick-up in the morning was on-time and easy, our tour driver gave us lots of laughs on the way to Hobbiton. When we reached Hobbiton, we had Shaun who was fantastic. He really knew his stuff. Being able to see how much detail went into the making of these films, really does have to be seen to be believed. The lunch was amazing. Because we were one of the very first groups on site, meant we had first dibs on the delicious food. Make sure you save room for dessert. The trip home was picturesque and we stopped for ice-cream. I'd eaten my fair share at lunch, but was told by others that it was delicious.
If you're a Lord of the Rings fan or even if you're not, I can highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

the guides are filled with knowledge about the movie set which helps bring it to life! The scenery is beautiful and had lots of fun!

Helen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

OMG! Amazing! Kept pinching myself to make sure it was real. Hardly slept at all the night before because I was so excited. the tour lived up to all my expectations! Great included lunch even with my dietary restrictions.

Lyda O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing Tour.
Second group to arrive to the set, so we had amazing pictures wihout the crowd.

Tour guide was friendly and we have a wonderful time

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