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The Lord of the Rings Tours from Auckland

By Viator, October 2017

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JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” movies were filmed in more than 150 locations across New Zealand. Many are on the South Island, but LOTR fans visiting Auckland can tour the lush Hobbiton movie set, alone or in combo with other top NZ sites. Here are your options.
 
Hobbiton Day Trips
Located a scenic two-hour drive from Auckland, in the bucolic hills of Matamata, Hobbiton was built on farmland that is now an extremely popular destination for fans of “The Lord of the Rings.” See Bilbo Baggins’ cozy hobbit home, hear stories of Middle-earth during the guided tour, stop into the Green Dragon Inn, and snap selfies on set. Much of the Hobbiton site is outdoors, so be prepared for the day’s weather.
 
Combo Tours
Some full-day Hobbiton tours from Auckland also visit Rotorua, a fascinating region with abundant geothermal activity, a vibrant main city, and Waitomo Caves—illuminated by thousands of glowworms. Visit the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, which features colorful, bubbling mud pools, hot springs, and terrace formations made from mineral deposits, in addition to  regular eruptions of the Pohutu Geyser. Or choose an overnight tour that gives you a chance to explore more of the region in depth, including its rich Maori culture and heritage.

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland, null
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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 365 Reviews

See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $252.63
Viator Exclusive: Early Access to The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set, Auckland, Day Trips
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and the 'Hobbit' trilogies were filmed. You and your ...  Read more

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

From USD $329.85
Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Viator ... 
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Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 205 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $221.15
2-Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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2-Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a two-day escape from Auckland. From Rotorua’s famous geysers and the glowing ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $798.38
5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland, Auckland, ... 
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5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Do and see it all on a five-day adventure from Auckland that takes you to Waitangi, Rotorua, Waitomo and Middle-earth! Your journey reveals the history and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,368.36
Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip, Auckland, Multi-day Tours
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 129 Reviews

Experience this exciting tour of Hobbiton that is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. You will visit three amazing ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $303.61
Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Join this tour to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves, in one easy day trip from Auckland. Be fascinated ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $216.65
Full-Day Hobbiton Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Full-Day Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

Explore the home of Bilbo Baggins and friends on this full-day Hobbiton tour from Auckland. Travel into Matamata with a guide and admire panoramic views over ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $149.18
Full-Day Hobbiton and Rotorua Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Full-Day Hobbiton and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua including sightseeing and Lunch. All sightseeing is completed by 4:30pm and you can finish at Rotorua or return to ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $251.13
Waitomo Caves and The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Private ... 
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Waitomo Caves and The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Private Transport

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Your private transport takes you to two of New Zealand's most famous attractions on a full-day tour to Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland. ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $385.32

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