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From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Trip

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Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
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Hobbiton Movie Set full day return trip tour from Auckland. See one of New Zealand's most famous attractions, the magical Hobbiton Movie Set on this fully guided small group tour. Famous from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby or meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to your pickup time. Look out for the local partner's sign on the minivan. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) must be requested and confirmed prior to departure for pickups from this point.


  • Discover colorful Hobbit Holes and scenic gardens on a fully guided tour
  • Explore the 12-acre Hobbiton Movie Set with an official Hobbiton Guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere at The Green Dragon Inn with a complimentary beverage
  • Take in the stunning scenery from Auckland to Hobbiton
  • Enjoy a coffee, ice cream, or bite to eat at the Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest
Full description

Enjoy a day trip from Auckland to the world-famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set in the heart of Middle Earth. Get picked from your hotel in a comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton.

During the trip south, encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains, and see several different farm animals along the way. After the drive, you will arrive at the Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton) where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix, or enjoy an ice cream while your guide collects your tickets to the movie set.

Next, you will board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a two-hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit.

During your tour, step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies, and enjoy a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub "The Green Dragon Inn." After the tour, you will be guided back through the Alexander Family Sheep Farm for another stop at Shire's Rest for a spot of souvenir shopping and maybe a bite to eat before you begin your journey back to Auckland.

  • Fully guided small group return tour from Auckland (maximum 11 passengers)
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs (specific central Auckland hotels only)
  • Entry and fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Complimentary beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn
  • Alexander Family Sheep Farm & Shire's Rest
  • Refreshments and snacks whilst driving
  • On screen entertainment during the drive
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Child safety car seat (available to hire with 24 hrs notice for $50)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  •  This tour involves a lot of walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 19 reviews

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We got to see the movie set. I enjoyed the other passengers. The feast was amazing. Delicious! The worm cave was a little creepy. The boat ride reminded me of a Disneyland ride with light in the ceiling. Probably really was glow worms but ??? Also lots of walking and difficulty for older people getting in and out of boat.

January 18, 2023

Everything perfect. The small group tour is perfect. Our guide Louise is obviously very passionate about her job, which she does with the right mix of information and fun. A local guide accompanied us on the set of Hobbiton, with a larger group but this was not a problem given the beauty of the place and the skill of the local guide Elle

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January 6, 2020

Good day out To visit Hobbiton when you don't have much time

The outing allows those like us who don't have much time to visit the village of Hobbiton. Pick-up from the hotel or not far away, very early and on time. The guide is friendly, he discusses and comments as we progress. On site we are taken care of by the Hobbiton guide who explains in English all the details relating to the films. The only downside: a 2.5 hour journey by car, then a 2.5 hour return without planning a break. Take care not to want to go to the toilet!

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July 16, 2019

Product ID: 228310