• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 160.30 View price calendar

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Uncover the magic and mysteries of Middle Earth with a visit to New Zealand’s most iconic Lord of the Rings film site — Hobbiton. Explore the film set on a guided tour, pose for photos in the Hobbit Holes, enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and tuck into lunch (own expense) at the Shire's Rest Café. Hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Auckland is included.


  • Full-day tour of the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • Visit the original Hobbiton film set from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies
  • See The Mill, The Double Arched Bridge, and the Hobbit Holes on a guided tour of Hobbiton
  • Enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn or lunch at the Shires Rest Café
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Guided Tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set From Auckland

Beautiful Shire of the famous Lord Of The Rings

Your day begins with a pick-up from your central Auckland hotel and a scenic 2-hour drive to Waikato, stopping along the way to take photos of the beautiful New Zealand countryside.

On arrival, enjoy around 30 to 45 minutes to browse the Hobbiton Gift Shop or grab a bit to eat (own expense) at the Shire's Rest Café. Then, join a guided tour of the Hobbiton film set, restored to its appearance in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

Get the inside scoop on LOTR filming in New Zealand as you stroll around the village, and hear fun stories about the actors, props and on-set mishaps. Along the way, see memorable sights from the movies, like the Mill and the Double Arched Bridge, pose for photos peeking out of a Hobbit Hole, and enjoy a drink (included) at The Green Dragon Inn.

At the end of the tour, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2016

This tour Auckland and Beyond Limited does not deliver on the promise. It clearly states the tour is full-day guided, and I confirmed with Viator when booking. Apparently they were confused as well and agreed that the travel would be guided throughout. Imagine our disappointment when the only guiding took place at Hobbiton which was very nice by the way by their tour guide for about 2 hours. Our guide was nice but was not Informative, friendly and a professional guide, he barely spoke English and only spoke when we asked a question usually took 2-3 times for him to understand. This excursion is essentially a taxi ride for 4-5 hours of silence and a nice tour put on by the Hobbiton guides.

The full tour costs 162 USD in total. The actual tour on the set costs 79 NZD about 55 USD, which was included, so we each paid 107 USD 214 in total for a taxi ride in silence. I tried discussing this with the manager to receive some credit for their deceptive advertising, but he insisted they delivered what they promised and would provide compensation. Pitty a new operator would behave this way, I would have liked to provide a good review.

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