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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Pick Chin N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Hobbiton is like fantasy land - so colourful and magical! Both the lady driver and tour guide were informative and pleasant. The tour was well organized and lunch was good - highly recommended!

Ruth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A perfect birthday gift for my husband; a die-hard Tolkien fan. The detail of the set is remarkable. Children would be wholly convinced the hobbits are indoors hiding from visitors. Even the lettuces were ready to pick. A long day from Auckland but worth it.

Bonnie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Lance B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent from start to finish. Bus driver and tour guide both great. Green Dragon was very cool and the food in the tent was
remarkably good. I was expecting a sandwich, but it was a gigantic buffet.

Abigail B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a must do if you are a fan of the movie. The driver and tour guide are great. Highly recommended!

Ana W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was incredible! I did it with my 7-month old son and all the staff were very helpful all the time. The driver was on time, very friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a magical day, worth every penny.

Jacqui D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was more than I had hoped for. I loved it. Our bus tour guide was awesome I learned so much I surprised myself. The Hobbiton tour guide was friendly, informative and funny. Awesome

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent job. Geoff, our driver picked us up at our hotel on time. He was pleasant and provided interesting information and was accommodating for us. The actual tour was great. Our guide had a natural enthusiasm for the movies which was also expressed in his part of the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour for someone wanting an easy Hobbit experience.

Alan R B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is an excellent tour and combines not only a fascinating insight into the making of the Hobbit, but also a good dose of beautiful New Zealand countryside. I real highlight of our trip to New Zealand.

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.

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