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Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

1. Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Waikato. Step into the stunning landscapes of the Shire, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Take a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the only set that remains intact from the movie trilogies. Wander the rambling paths of The Shire and see the Hobbit Holes in the rolling hillsides. Follow your guide around the set as they show you the most famous locations and explain how the movie magic was made. Walk around the 12-acre set, past Hobbit Hole and the Mill. Then, step into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn. Sample an exclusive, specially brewed beverage to conclude your own Middle-Earth adventure.

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

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

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.

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What people are saying about Matamata

Great, informative and very smoothly run. There was a little uphill walking which challenged my compromised lungs but you do it at your own pace if necessary. Was very disappointed that more than 3/4 of the people who got on the bus to begin the tour were not wearing a mask and didn’t throughout the tour. The guide and bus driver were but they didn’t say anything to the participants and I felt very angry at the selfishness and unsafe as a result.

Very informative, great guide. You got plenty of time to have a good look round and for photos. Everything was well presented, clean and tidy.

Definitively worth it! The set has been made so well and the attention to detail is amazing! I could not stop smiling the entire time.

Excellent tour. Our guide Theresa & driver Kevin were very friendly & knowledgeable

Really fun tour, brillianty run. I highly recommend this tour.