• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
From USD $ 140.11 View price calendar

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View sets from important scenes in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies during this Hobbiton Movie Set tour from Auckland. Your full-day tour departs from three convenient locations in Auckland, and stops en route for photo ops and lunch in Matamata. Enjoy the picturesque round-trip journey through the New Zealand countryside, and enjoy a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn in Hobbiton.


  • Full-day tour to Hobbiton Movie Set, from Auckland
  • See hobbit holes and other key sets from the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Have one complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Stop for photo ops and lunch in Matamata
  • Includes round-trip transportation from Auckland

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

Yellow Hobbit Hole

After pickup from select locations in Auckland, get comfortable on your bus or minivan and receive a warm welcome from your driver.

Travel for two hours along a scenic road to reach Matamata, stopping en route at a cafe and a lookout point with great photo ops. Have time to purchase lunch in Matamata, which has an excellent bakery and other options.

In the afternoon, join your guided tour of Hobbiton, created at a farm that was transformed into sets for major scenes in the popular movies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Your Hobbiton tour lasts approximately two hours. Take photos in front of Bilbo Baggins’ hobbit hole home, and hear tales of the quest for the ring and Middle-earth that make the stories from JRR Tolkien's classic books come alive. Your tour includes a 15-minute stop in the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. 

After the tour, you can browse the souvenir shop at the information center before returning to Auckland on a different road, offering another perspective on New Zealand's gorgeous countryside.

Your tour ends in the early evening with drop off at your starting point in Auckland.

Customer Reviews

Christel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Was really nice and definitely worth the trip. Pickup from Auckland was spot on and the drive to Hobbiton smooth, with 2 stops to have a quick breakfast and a nice lunch break before hitting Hobbiton land. The Hobbiton tour was great, I enjoyed seeing the little houses, the gardens and of course the visit to the Green Dragon Inn.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Absolutely amazing! Worth every penny and time. Highly recommend to anyone, not even a Tolkien’s fan.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

great fun day out of Auckland with the amazing set of LOTR. Very friendly guides and some stunning views await!

Kevin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour is a must for J.R.R. Tolkien fans and for fans of the Hobbit movies. We were amazed at the measures Peter Jackson took to recreate Tolkien's vivid imaginary world. We were hosted around the movie set in small groups which made it easy to take photos. Considering the large number of visitors to the movie set, the site is very well maintained. We enjoyed a self catered lunch break on the
way down and an icecream on the way back.
Kevin and Jenny

Penny W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fantastic tour! Great stops to get ice cream and lunch, beautiful scenes on the journey, and the driver was really nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend!

Timothy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A rainy day in Hobbiton is better than good weather in most places!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A must for LOTR fans! Very fun to see all the different hobbit holes, and to hang out at the Green Dragon. I definitely recommend this.

Sheila A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The driver who took us to Hobbiton (Barry) was great and very knowledgeable. And the Hobbiton tour itself was awesome, whether or not you are a diehard fan of the Th Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit trilogies! We highly recommend!

Somayaji R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Spectacular scenery even if you have not seen the movies.Well informed driver.Light rain did not spoil the great experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a great time on this tour! It definitely takes most of the day. We were picked up at 9:30 and dropped off at 7pm.

The driv there took about 2 hours with the stops. Our tour was in the afternoon around 1pm. It took around 2 hours and was amazing. The movie site is beautiful! It was cool to be standing in places you've seen in the movies.

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