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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Buffet Lunch

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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
  • See where Bilbo Baggins lived
  • Pose for pictures outside the hobbit holes
  • Enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn
  • Have lunch at The Green Dragon marquee
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.

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Must-see scenery for film buffs, but wonderful scenic drive for all
Dorfmeister
, Apr 2019
Hobbiton is a place of its own. Luckily not as crowded as Disneyland even as the guided tour could be a little less heartless. Organization of the visiting crowds is super well done. Special thanks and compliments to our driver Rob - besides safe traveling the sharing of his knowledge about NZ history and Maori culture was impressive and very welcome! Would recommend this type of Hobbiton-trip.
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Excellent tour
bongky
, Mar 2019
A wonderful tour a great experience for us especially my husband who is a big fan of both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Our tour started with our very accomodating Wayne who made us awake during the drive going to by giving us the history of auckland and cracking jokes and telling us his experiences driving such tours. Mike our tour guide was excellent too emparting to us how it was made and answering our questions, overall it was an excellent tour and wonderful tour. Thanks to Wayne and Mike.
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Highly recommended!
Sunshine708253
, Dec 2018
The best tour guide! Really enjoy the half day trip with Viator! If you don't want to drive yourself and go with a big-group, just order it!
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This Tour was the highlight of our...
Katomike
, Jun 2018
This Tour was the highlight of our trip. Fun and informative thanks to our driver Wayne with Beach and Bush and the guides at the various locations. Worth every penny. Highly recommend!
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Just a great tour. Our driver was a...
Gail O
, Jun 2018
Just a great tour. Our driver was a wealth of information and made the road trip pass quickly. Hobbiton was fun and now when I watch LOTR. I appreciate all of it.
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I had the good fortune of booking...
Lyndsey K
, May 2018
I had the good fortune of booking this tour, which done through a great tour company called Bush and Beach. On the day I booked, I was the only person that had booked the tour, so I had a private driver to Hobbiton and back, as well as a private guide through the movie set. I was told the day before and after me, they had tour groups of 20 or so people, but I lucked out in being the only one booked on the day I went. Instead of asking me to switch to a different day as some tour companies have done in the past, this tour company wanted to accommodate my choice! It was a wonderful experience. Hobbiton itself is very neat, beautifully maintained, and it was enjoyable to have a private tour guide throughout the set. The Green Dragon was a great way to end the tour of the set. Lunch is nothing spectacular, but it was good with plenty of options buffet style. I would definitely recommend this tour company to anyone.
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This was a fabulous tour! Was a bit...
J and J Travellers
, Apr 2018
This was a fabulous tour! Was a bit of a drive, but worth it! Felt transported back to Hobbiton!
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Although it is advertised as a...
Debbie B
, Mar 2018
Although it is advertised as a Small-Group Tour, this is only insofar as the transport there and back is concerned. At Hobbiton we basically still joined up with a bigger group for the tour so there wasn't a huge advantage to booking a small group tour. Hobbiton itself was absolutely gorgeous and we really enjoyed the experience. We really would have liked to have had a little bit more time to walk around by ourselves. The lunch which was included was really great but again it was a bit rushed.
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Only 12 people in our group and we...
Linda M
, Feb 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!
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Driver Wayne fromBeach and Bush and...
Robert A
, Feb 2018
Driver Wayne fromBeach and Bush and tour guides at Hobbiton did a great job.

Product code: 3582HOB

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