• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Visit the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set on this small-group Hobbiton tour from Auckland. 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 Green Dragon marquee — both included.


  • 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 Green Dragon marquee (included)

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 Green Dragon marquee before your day trip ends with drop-off at your hotel in Auckland.

Customer Reviews

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Only 12 people in our group and we had our own guide. We also arrived early enough to avoid the crowds. And the lunch was pretty tasty too!

Robert A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Driver Wayne fromBeach and Bush and tour guides at Hobbiton did a great job.

Alex S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour and food!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was exceptional for several reasons. Even if you are not a fan of the movies, the tour of the movie location is an education into the film making process. The tour guide presented excellent examples of the surprises that occurred during filming and the myriad of technical challenges that had to be overcome. A second reason this tour was exceptional was that Viator subcontracted to a Small New Zealand Business - Bush and Beach that won the Small Business Operator of the year for 2016 from the New Zealand Tourism Export Council. It showed in the quality of the whole tour. Lastly, the bus ride from Auckland was very scenic and made informative by the commentary of our driver/guide Wayne. The tour would not have been as entertaining/informative without his input.

Jeff V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Stephan was an outstanding Tour Guide - managed the group and various moving parts exceptionally well Tour was as expected, a good experience and lots of anecdotal information provided by the site Tour leader. Lunch, outstanding, much more than anticipated. Well recommended.

Kedeisha C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Superb tour for those like myself who has knowledge of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. This set truly makes you feel like you could have been a part of the movie!

Meredith N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our driver was great, he was full of just enough information to keep the drive interesting, and a very nice man that has lived a very interesting life. The guide at Hobbiton was also fantastic, she made the tour so fun and brought our small group from around the world to feel as a tight knit group of friends through her conversation with us. Just a suggestion to others considering doing the tour: bring allergy medicine if you suffer from hayfever. There are a lot of various pollens, and while I havent had to take allergy medicine for years, I was very impacted by and was physically miserable while in such a beautiful place with such nice people.

Valerie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Keith our driver-guide made the drive very enjoyable with all his knowledge of the country we traveled through very beautiful and the Hobbiton area. Highly recommend this Bush and Beach tour group and this small group tour in particular.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic driver. Had a good conversation with him.

About the tour itself, drive to the location was beautiful and it was amazing to see how much effort was put in to build the set. Must see if you are movie buff.

Kristine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

They did an awesome job! Lots of information was shared with everyone on the tour. I would highly recommend it

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