5 star rating: Highly Recommended 108 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The trip was everything we dreamed it would be. The coach driver was very knowledgeable. He gave a great tour on our way to Hobbiton and answered all questions we had. The tour guide from Hobbiton was great and the lunch was perfect. Thank you so much for a wonderful day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We really enjoyed the trip. It was relaxing and very entertaining. The village was very well done. I appreciate the farmer allowing the set to be placed there. You have an amazing country. The weather was also excellent. Your narration and guides were also very entertaining. I am very glad we did the tour with your company vs booking one with the cruise line.
Thank You,
Brenda Leake and Harry Adams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing.
Exceeded my expectations.
I don't "do" tours usually, but this was fantastic. Would go again in a heartbeat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Wonderful tour! We had an excellent driver Wayne from the tour company from Auckland. He gave us plenty of history of the region on our way from Auckland to Hobbiton. The crowds had not arrived yet so we got to take plenty of pictures and view the setting and were not rushed through. Afterwards, the tour included a sample of ale and a lovely lunch. Would recommend..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

A REALLY ENJOYABLE TRIP. THE DRIVER WAS REALLY FRIENDLY AND VERY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THE ROUTE AND HOBBITON. THE GUIDE AT HOBBITON ITSELF WAS ALSO VERY WELCOMING AND KNEW HIS STUFF.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Had a great time. Everything was as described; Ben picked me up on time (actually a little early - he was waiting when I stepped outside), Wayne did a great job storytelling the whole way there and most of the way back. Hobbiton was of course wonderful. I posted a picture of myself in front of Bag End on facebook. My son responded "That man couldn't look more smug if Gandalf himself had invited him on an adventure". Apparently, I had a VERY good time. Thanks so much - definitely delivered above expectations!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic!!! The guide, Tony was knowledgeable, funny and very personable. It was an easy way to get out of the city and see some more of New Zealand. Hobbittion was great! I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great guide, good organization...
And beautiful Place to visit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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