Day trip

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
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 113.07 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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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 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Amazing experience from start to end. The booking is easy. Our guide Mike was incredibly nice and had a lot of great stories to share during our journey. Very accessible as well to ask any question about New Zealand. Everything is well organised and really easy, thus all our time was dedicated to enjoy the tour. I highly recommend !

June 13, 2022

Our tour guy Mr. Keenan was the best! He was prompt, cheerful and full of knowledge. He was able to provide us with tips for the best possible experience. Not only did he take photos for us but he took us for some ice cream on our way back! Highly recommend! Hobbit town itself is exceptional, a magical tiny historic looking village, a must see and request my tour guy for the best experience!!! Thank you once again!!!- Diana from Toronto

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May 4, 2022

We loved the hobbiton movie set what made it better was really -David, Our tour (bus) guide from AUCKLAND SCENIC TOURS. He was extremely social. Very accomodating. we enjoyed his charisma! It made our trip a whole lots better! When we got tot he scene he was happy to help and took us to all the right places to take lots of photos! Definitely would recommend going with Auckland scenic tours if you’re wanting to see the hobbiton movie set!

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June 25, 2021

Product ID: 387148