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  4. Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Movie Set: Early Bird Express Tour from Auckland

Product ID: 191357
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Be the first of the day to step onto Hobbiton Movie Set aboard an early bird tour from Auckland. Leave bright and early to avoid the crowds. Enjoy an official guided tour and drink at the Green Dragon Inn then return to Auckland around 2:30 PM.
About this activity
Duration 8.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Beat the crowds and be the first onto the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Leave Auckland bright and early on an express tour and be back by 2:30 PM
  • Discover behind-the-scenes stories on an official 2-hour guided tour
  • Pose for photos in front of Hobbit holes, the Mill, and the Green Dragon Inn
  • Savor a delicious Southfarthing drink to conclude your official tour
Full description
Be the first of the day to step into the lush pastures of the Shire with an early-bird departure at 6:00 AM. Discover the fantastical movie set that framed the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies on a fun day tour from Auckland.

Climb aboard a comfortable air-conditioned bus and depart Auckland before the crowds. Sit back and nap en route to Matamata. Enjoy a breakfast stop where you have 20 minutes to grab some food and use the restroom before continuing. Admire the rolling hills of the Waikato region as your experienced bus driver shares their local knowledge with you.

At the Shire’s Rest, step into the only set that remains intact from the famous movie trilogies. As the first people on set for the day, you have the opportunity for uninterrupted photos without crowds of people. Wander through the rambling paths of the 12-acre set with your guide who will explain how the movie magic was made. See the Hobbit holes of Bilbo and Frodo and savor a specially-brewed drink at the Green Dragon Inn. There will be time to browse the souvenir shop before the return journey to Auckland where you will arrive around 2:30 PM.

Sample Itinerary
05:45 AM Arrive at your meeting point
06:00 AM Depart Auckland
08:30 AM Begin Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
10:30 AM End Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
11:15 AM Depart Hobbiton Movie Set
02:30 PM Arrive back in Auckland
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at central Auckland locations
  • Round-trip bus transport
  • Driver
  • Commentary
  • 2-hour official Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
What’s Not Included
  • Food or additional drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour departs at 6:00 AM at JB HIHI, 280 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to tour departure.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Winter clothing
  • Snacks
  • Water
Know before you go
• You are welcome to bring your own breakfast and snacks or buy them on the day
• Infants less than 4 years old will need to sit on their parent's lap
• This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to operate
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 13 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.6/5

Organized by

Headfirst Travel

Product ID: 191357