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Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

45 reviews

Activity provider: Bush and Beach

Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Bush and Beach
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From US$ 205.08 per person

Likely to sell out

Journey from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set for a fully-guided tour and a tasty lunch at the Shires Rest Cafe.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up and drop-off available from central Auckland accommodation. The local operator will confirm your pick-up location and time, which will be earlier than the tour start time.


  • Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a small group tour from Auckland
  • Enjoy a glass of ale or cider at the Green Dragon Inn
  • See the home of Bilbo Baggins at Bag End
Full description
Tour includes return transport with full commentary from Auckland, entry and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, a tasty lunch, and a complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn.  Be picked up from your Auckland accommodation at 7 AM and travel down through the Waikato region. Your guide will share insights with you about the surrounding areas as well as the movie trilogies 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. On arrival at Shire’s Rest, your Hobbiton guide will greet you and take you on a magical journey to Middle Earth. Be immersed in the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of The Shire, at the home of the Hobbits!  Sample an exclusive specially brewed beverage at the Green Dragon Inn to conclude your adventure. Then enjoy lunch at the Shires Rest Cafe. In addition, you'll have a $10 souvenir voucher to spend at the Hobbiton gift shop. Afterwards, depart for Auckland to be dropped back to your accommodation at approximately 3:15 PM.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Dedicated guide who will provide full commentary
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Lunch at Shires Rest Cafe
  • Complimentary $10 Hobbiton Gift Shop souvenir voucher
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Drones

    Know before you go

    • If you are booking the tour within 2 hours of departure, please call the local operator immediately after booking via the phone number provided on your voucher to confirm your pick-up details. Alternatively, make your way to the SKYCITY Grand Hotel by 6:35 AM for a 6:40 AM pick-up
    • This tour has a dedicated guide and a maximum of 18 guests
    • Your guide will drive you down to Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata and pick you up after lunch
    • The complimentary beverage can be alcoholic (ale or cider) or non-alcoholic (ginger beer)
    • Please advise of any dietary requirements on booking
    • This tour finishes at approximately 3:15 PM
    •  Lunch is taken in the Shires Rest Cafe and guests are invited to choose anything on the menu
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 45 reviews

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    Hobbiton was wonderful Our ride there and back with Damien thru Bush and Beach was great. Lots of information on the area etc. The guide taking us thru Hobbiton was knowledgeable and funny (forgot his name but had dyed yellow hair) Lunch buffet was excellent Would highly recommend visiting Hobbiton

    January 17, 2023

    all was perfect. i would like to join this one again should i have the chance. it began before the sunrise but it was indeed the best timing. love the driver (yes yes including his jokes) for his great stories about Auckland and the LOTR movie, love the guide on the set too with the details of the hobbiton, amazing buffet.and dessert, all around was a fantastic experience. thanks so much!

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    July 23, 2019

    Highly enjoyable tour!

    I highly recommend the Hobbiton tour. Sean made the 2 to 2.5 hr trip from Auckland to Hobbiton interesting and enjoyable. About 1/2 way there we stopped for a quick lunch break. On our return journey we stopped off for delicious ice cream. Our driver, Sean, was always helpful and friendly. Great Hobbiton tour - the lunch feast was good but a little rushed for me.

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    April 14, 2019

    Product ID: 107647