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From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Small-Group Trip

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Small-Group Trip

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours
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From US$ 111.40 per person

Likely to sell out

Beat the crowds with a morning tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Explore the Shire with a small group on a guided day trip from Auckland.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Be ready 5 minutes before your pickup time. Your pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner within 24 hours after you have booked. Look out for a yellow Mercedes-Benz van.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Get to the Hobbiton Movie Set early to have the attraction almost entirely to yourself
  • Explore 44 Hobbit Holes and other places seen in The Lord of the Rings
  • Hear behind-the-scene stories from the making of the movies on a fully guided tour
  • Sip on a complimentary ale, stout, cider, or ginger beer at The Green Dragon
  • Take the best photos at the best time of day without the crowds
Full description
Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour to the magical and enchanting Hobbiton, Lord of the Rings Movie Set. You will have the movie set almost entirely to yourself. See how this beautiful piece of farmland has been transformed into the Shire from Middle Earth. Start off your adventure with pickup from your centrally located hotel or the Auckland Sky Tower. Travel south in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz. Look out the van's extra-large windows on the scenic drive to Matamata over the Bombay Hills and through the beautiful Hauraki Plains. Listen to facts and anecdotes from your guide clearly via a hi-tech audio system. When you arrive at Hobbiton, take a 2-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take plenty of time to explore the locations you’ve seen at home. Pose for photos in front of your favorite places like the Hobbit Holes and The Mill. At the end of the tour, enjoy a specially brewed drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Afterward, visit the Shire Store, which features an extensive selection of souvenirs to remind you of your visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. On the drive back home, follow the amazing Waikato river and drive past the Taupiri Maori burial ground. Finish your fun day trip from Auckland with convenient drop-off at your hotel or back at the Sky Tower in Auckland’s city center.
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Drink at The Green Dragon
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Auckland city center (if option selected)
  • Food or additional drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • There is a café where food can be purchased
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

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The Hobbiton Tour was fantastic. Perfect for any Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan. So beautiful and lots of set stories to entertain. Matt, our driver, was really helpful. Telling us lots of interesting things about the areas we were driving through and in general about New Zealand. He went above and beyond by taking photos of us in the most perfect spots around The Green Dragon.

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August 12, 2022

Loved the experience! Everything was very well organized, I got picked up from my hotel and got back at the exact mentioned time. The guide was great and tried his best to provide a tailored experience for those who weren’t fluent in English. Would definitely recommend! Thank you for the wonderful trip

August 11, 2022

My partner and I enjoyed ourselves tremendously on this tour, and this is largely attributed to Mike - the best guide you'd ever meet! Mike was early at our hotel lobby, eager to welcome us aboard his jolly yellow bus. He was extremely friendly, warm and knowledgeable, feeding us fascinating nuggets of information as we passed through various suburbs en route to the movie set. The Hobbiton movie set itself was gorgeous and the walkthrough was exciting especially for LOTR fans, you'd really see nothing like this elsewhere! The icing on the cake was the drinks at the Green Dragon - definitely made the experience complete! What differentiates this vendor from others is that Mike managed to keep us engaged from start to end, and ensured that we were well taken care of. He really went the extra mile, and even offered to keep our souvenirs for us while we embarked on the 1hour walking tour. His sincerity and hospitality is something we won't forget. Definitely a 100/10 recommendation!

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August 3, 2022

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