Day trip

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Small-Group Trip

4.9 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours
Day trip

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Small-Group Trip

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours
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From US$ 147.69 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
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


  • 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.
  • 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

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Important information

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

4.9 /5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

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This tour is among one of the best I have taken in all my life. And this is not an understatement because I have been traveling for over 30 years. Hobbiton was on my bucket list and this tour, met every expectation of the most diehard Lord of the rings fan. Our guy Alex was absolutely stellar. Courteous, polite, jovial, and full of facts. He was very cognizant of how much people wanted to enjoy the tour and went out of his way to make it special for us. For all Lord of the rings fans, this is an absolute must, and I will not spoil your fun by saying how quaint and beautiful Hobbiton really is. The transportation is comfortable. The breaks are well timed, information given is perfect, relevant, and not overbearing. This is an absolute must do. Needless to say, also, great value for money. Do not hesitate to book this tour !

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April 2, 2023

Really great expierence. Recommend doing a day tour to Hobbiton from Auckland! Alex from Auckland Scenic Tours was a really great guide and driver and could tell alot about NZ, Auckland and Hobbiton. We got picked up and dropped off right in front of our hotel. Very convinient. You need to get up early, but thats totally worth it!

April 2, 2023

Such a great experience! I was picked up right outside my hotel at the time they told me. Departed Auckland with commentary on the country itself and the areas we were driving through. Arrived at Hobbiton with plenty of time to have a look at the gift shop before we were loaded onto a bus to the movie set. The set itself was like stepping right into the movies, all of it kept in perfect condition. The guide was very friendly allowing us to take as many pictures as we wanted and giving us background on the making of the films. Once done we were driven back to where we were picked up from

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 387148