Tour code: 3582HOB
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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What You Can Expect

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

Don D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The bus was on time despite the Auckland rush hour traffic - a good start. The tour was brilliant, the young lady guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and brought the place to life. The after tour ale and dinner were most welcome and enjoyable. A thoroughly good day out.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour and very well organised. Geoff was a superb guide and gave us valuable information on the drive to Hobbiton - he really knew his stuff! The stops enroute were just long enough to get takeaway coffee and pastries - perfect. Everything was so well planned out at Hobbiton and in both directions of travel. Highly recommended.

Kostyantyn Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Greatly enjoyed!

Harry Saputra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

my tour leader Alex is really good. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Hobbiton is a wonderful place, I will come back someday.

Sharron S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

AMAZING, great to do in a small group with engaged guide and being early on set. Highly recommend this tour.

Carol S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and funny too.

Sheyuk D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is really a good tour to go on, driver is professional and entertaining and well organized.

Jody J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour, driver, and guides were all wonderful. It's a must see while visiting Auckland. The drive was very nice and a chance to see the countryside.

Jean B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We found this tour excellent. Our tour guide was very good and knowledgeable not only on Hobbiton but on the areas we were going through.

andrea p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our bus driver Alexander was very friendly and knowledgeable! Our tour guide Emma was also amazing giving us all the details and stories. I would definitely recommend is tour!

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