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  4. Hobbiton Movie Set

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Product ID: 296535
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Experience the fantastic Hobbiton - made famous from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit on a hassle-free group tour from Auckland. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus. Marvel at the movie sets and admire spectacular natural scenery.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hassle-free small group tour limited to a maximum of 9 passengers
  • Take a 2-hour tour of The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie set with an expert tour guide
  • Admire stunning views of iconic Auckland sights atop of a dormant volcano and crater
  • Get your picture taken at one of the famous Hobbit Holes
  • Savor a brewed beverage at The Green Dragon Inn
Full description
Get picked up from your Auckland accommodation and board a comfortable minibus. Set off on a scenic drive through stunning countryside, while enjoying the scenery and many varieties of farm animals along the way. Arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton). Spend some time in the official Hobbiton Gift Shop and enjoy a coffee fix or ice-cream and a bite to eat at the unique Shire’s Rest Café.

Then, climb aboard the big green 'Hobbiton' bus for a 2-hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set. Follow your professional Hobbiton Guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During the 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. Have your photo taken beside a hobbit-hole and see where Bilbo Baggins lived. Then, top off your day with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn.

Finally, make your return trip to Auckland following the famous Waikato River and making a few enjoyable 'Kiwiana' stops on the way. Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens at Hamilton Gardens. The concept has been compared to a museum, where each garden collection has historic integrity and provides a window into the story of civilisations, their arts, beliefs and lifestyles. Also, visit a dormant volcano – which offers simply stunning 360-degree views over Auckland city and the harbor.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Auckland
  • Driver and professional guide
  • Entry/Admission to Hobbiton Movie Set
  • 2-hour guided tour and complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Visit to Hamilton Gardens (time and weather dependant)
  • Unique Kiwiana treats
  • Umbrellas (in the event of rain)
  • Complimentary bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This is a small-group activity with a maximum of 9 participants and requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• This tour will take place rain or shine
• A small surcharge applies to bookings on a Public Holiday

From £136.55 per person