Day trip

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Half-Day Trip with Tour

Day trip

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Half-Day Trip with Tour

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From US$ 207.50 per person

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Experience the magic of the Hobbiton Movie Set on a premium tour from Auckland. Enjoy complimentary pick-up, transport in a luxurious Mercedes van, plus entry and a 2-hour guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• Pickup and drop off available from Auckland CBD hotels • Pickup can also be arranged from Auckland airport or cruise terminal on request and subject to availability • Please contact the local operator after booking to coordinate
Wheelchair accessible


8 hours
  • Auckland

  • Hobbiton Movie Set (break, free time)

  • Hobbiton Movie Set (guided tour, walk)

  • Auckland

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Experience some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer
  • Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand's top destination
  • Taste locally brewed cider or beer at The Green Dragon Inn
Full description
Travel in comfort in a luxury Mercedes van from Auckland to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Your trip begins with a pick-up at your preferred location in Auckland. Enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive into Waikato with stops for photos en route.  On arrival, spend 30-45 minutes at the official Hobbiton Gift Shop and have a chance to grab a drink or a bite at the famous Shire's Rest Café. Next, embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the 1,250-acre sheep farm with amazing views of the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will then lead the way through the 12-acre site that’s home to Hobbit Holes, the Old Mill and the Double-Arched Bridge. Stop for a complimentary drink at The Green Dragon Inn. At the end of the Hobbiton Movie Set visit, head back to Auckland along the scenic roads of Waikato, arriving at approximately 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in luxury Mercedes van
  • Driver/guide
  • Scenic stop for photos
  • Tickets for a 2-hour guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Free drink at The Green Dragon Inn (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • Snacks, bottled water and soft drinks
  • Lunch (available for purchase)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Pick up time between 6 AM to 6:30 AM depending on your location and will be confirmed by the local operator after booking
  • The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, ticket included, is a fully guided walking tour, sensible footwear is recommended
  • Minimum of 4 participants is required for the tour to operate, in the event that this is not met you will be offered an alternate date or full refund
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited walking ability, please request a golf car inside the Hobbiton (limited availability) - surfaces are uneven at the guided walking tour inside the movie set
  • A free drink, at The Green Dragon Inn is included
  • Lunch is not included but is available for purchase
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Chris (driver/quide with Auckland and Beyond) was great! Got us there and back again in a timely manner with humor and care. Got to Hobbiton and it seemed everyone working there knew and liked him, from the other drivers to the guides showing us around the movie set. Highly recommend you continuing working with A&B in the future.

March 24, 2020

It would have been a perfect day if the weather had cooperated. Still I had a great time. The drivers from and to Auckland were pleasant and safe drivers. The tour of the Hobbiton set would have been better if it were possible to be in smaller groups of maybe 4 or 5 rather than the bus full of about 20 that each group was composed of, but that´s not on you.

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March 4, 2020

Chris (our tour guide) and the movie set, both were amazing!

My tour guide up to Hobbiton was Chris (from the Auckland and Beyond Tours). Fabulous person! Lucky to have him on that day. The tour guide at the Hobbiton, though, seemed to be in a hurry (that's something I didn't expect). In my opinion, he didn't give us enough time to roam around and enjoy our beer (in fact, he seemed upset because we took a bit longer to take the bus). The rest was perfect. A must see scenic beauty (whether you are a fan of the movies or not). Would definitely like to visit it again.

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June 25, 2019

Product ID: 100836