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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour With Transport From Auckland

Product ID: 201163
Enjoy an express bus service from Auckland to discover the amazing movie set from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies on an official guided tour.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Benefit from a comfortable and easy transfer
  • Discover the secrets of Hobbiton Movie Set on an official tour
  • Admire Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, and the Party Tree
  • Savor a delicious complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
Full description
Set off on a modern, air-conditioned bus. Enjoy free Wi-Fi on the 2.5-hour journey to Matamata. On arrival, enjoy lunch (at own expense) at a local cafe before joining a Hobbiton-dedicated vehicle that will transport you to the set itself.

Discover the rolling hillsides, walkways, and hobbit holes from the movies. You'll be expertly guided as you stroll around the set. Stand in the doorway of a Hobbit hole and see where the hobbit Bilbo Baggins himself lived. Listen to your knowledgeable guide tell you interesting facts about how the movies were made.

Top off your Middle Earth adventure with a complimentary beer, ale, cider, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn. Return to Matamata and rejoin the bus before the return journey, arriving in Auckland at around 6:30 PM.
  • Hobbiton Movie set tour
  • Round-trip bus transport
  • Live commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
What’s Not Included
  • Food and additional drinks

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Important information
Know before you go
• Pack a lunch or buy one in Matamata before your Hobbiton tour
• Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear
• The only way to access the Hobbiton Movie Set is with a fully guided walking tour
• Tours operate in all weather conditions - umbrellas are provided in the event of rain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 220 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was a a amazing trip for fans and people just wanting to view an amazing place. I loved it and really enjoyed the commentary on the bus as well. I was a bit annoyed to see our guide mark flick a cigarette butt into a drain instead of the bin right next to him. Not the best way to protect t the beautiful countryside

January 31, 2020

Our driver, Lionel, was excellent. He had heaps of interesting information regarding the route we took to Hobbiton, and was very kind about giving us breaks and encouraging us to try out local cafes and such. Our guide at Hobbiton, a French guy called Nolan, was also a lot of fun and was also very knowledgeable about the area. They were both very genuine people, and it was a treat to have them as our guides today. The only bit that caught me off guard however, is that, as an international visitor, I required my passport to show ID for an alcoholic beverage, which was a bit of a downside, as I didn’t realise this was the requirement in New Zealand, but at least I know now and still got a free drink.

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January 21, 2020

What a fun trip, definitely better than expected. The farm was so beautiful and the set was so clean and nice. I want to live there now haha our guide was fun and informative and the ride was smooth. It’s a hike outside of Auckland so the comfort was nice.

January 15, 2020

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Product ID: 201163