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From Auckland: Hobbiton Afternoon Tour

From Auckland: Hobbiton Afternoon Tour

From US$ 184.31 per person

This tour starts later than most (at 12:00 PM) from Auckland. Travel to and from Hobbiton on a luxury mini bus and join a group tour of Hobbiton for the iconic walking tour of Hobbiton Movie Set.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free pickup from all central city hotels and accommodation and can arrange for a shuttle collect you from out of city center locations for a small fee. Please wait at the entrance or outside your accommodation at least 10 minutes before your specified pickup time. Please supply a working phone number in case they cannot find you.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Travel through the Waikato region, which is well known for cattle and dairy farming
  • Take a walking tour of the Hobbiton Movie set with a local Hobbiton guide
  • Benefit from return transport to Auckland included
Full description

This tour starts later than most (at 12:00 PM) - with hotel pickups from 11:30 AM. After leaving Auckland, travel through the Waikato region, which is well known for cattle and dairy farming. You will also pass some sheep farms on your way to Hobbiton. On arrival at Hobbiton you will have time get something to eat (own expense) or explore the Shires Rest Souvenir shop before joining Hobbiton Tours for a group walking tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set including a complementary drink at the Green Dragon before boarding the coach to return to Auckland.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Central Auckland
  • Transport to and from Auckland
  • Admission fee to Hobbiton
  • Shuttles arrange for outlying area pickup or drop-off (for additional fee)
  • Information and commentary in English
  • Luxury seating and fit out in Mercedes minibus vehicles
  • Free drink at the Green Dragon Inn at Hobbiton
  • Food and drinks not included (but there is a café where you can purchase food)
  • Gratuities are not included (in NZ tips are not expected but are appreciated if you believe you received exceptional service)
  • Hotel pickups outside of the city
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please advise if you have mobility issues so the supplier can try to arrange transport in a golf cart at Hobbiton (this cannot be guaranteed)
  • You should wear sunscreen during the summer - NZ have some of the highest UV level in the world
  • Hobbiton has uneven non paved ground - wear shoes you can walk in
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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was fun

We made the tour from the afternoon due to the airplane, but we set up lunch time in the city on the way and I was able to return to the hotel at 19:00 so I enjoyed it safely. The driver, Delo, gave me a brief and easy-to-understand explanation of the history and modern society of NZ, and she was not bored while traveling. Caring like a family, it was a very good trip.

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September 9, 2019

Great day out. Right from help with changing our booking around through to a great really knowledgeable and informative driver there and back, we all really enjoyed it. Hobbiton itself was fantastic and surreal to see in person. Just beautiful scenery all around too. Fantastic memories - thank you!

July 17, 2022

Excellent experience with the knowledgeable and friendly guide

March 8, 2021

Product ID: 230352