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Hobbiton Day Tour from Auckland in Small Groups

  • Full-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • See New Zealand's lush farming landscape
  • Guided tour of the movie set
Hobbiton Day Tour from Auckland in Small Groups
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10am DepartureMost Popular
Have a sleep in and leave for Hobbiton at 10:30am with the chance to grab lunch at Shires Rest. Returning to Auckland at 6:30pm.
From USD 124.48
Hobbiton 6am Departure
Bet the crowds and be on one of the first tours of the morning. Returning to Auckland at 2pm.
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Hobbiton 10:30am Departure
Have a sleep in and leave for Hobbiton at 10:30am with the chance to grab lunch at Shires Rest. Returning to Auckland at 6:30pm.
From USD 124.48
Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle Earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. You'll travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 11 travelers to ensure personalized service.
What to Expect

One day tour from Auckland to the famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set in the Heart of Middle Earth. 

On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south, encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and several different farm animals along the way. 

After the drive we will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton) where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the movie set. 

Next you will board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a 2 hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies, and finish the experience at the famous Hobbiton pub, The Green Dragon Inn, for a cold beverage.

After the tour you will be guided back through the Alexander family sheep farm for another stop at Shire's Rest for some souvenir shopping and maybe a bite to eat before we begin our journey back to Auckland.

Reviews (34)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Super Knowledgeable and Fun tour Guide!

We took the Hobbiton day tour starting at 6am, we were a couple minutes late to the pick up point and the driver kindly came back to get us. Guide knew so many facts about Auckland and NZ, and were not boring ones! Gave plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jessicaleake711
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Tour Guide

Our trip was led by our tour guide, Kreig, and boy did he make it an unforgettable experience. He narrated the history of the place, directed our attention to the best spots, and also shared great tips on where to go (not just in Hobbiton,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tonicruz16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best Tour To Hobbiton, Waitomo and Rotorua

Lance, our tour guide was amiable and diligent in his work. He was punctual on the 2 days tour we had with cheeky kiwi tours. From Lance, we learnt the history and native culture of NZ. With his good sense of humour, the journey had...More

Thank sharonaH1645LS
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a dream that became true! The trip was really good and our guide gave us many cool information on the way about New Zealand and the Maori's Culture. A very nice guy! I'll remember this fantastic day forever! Hobbiton is really amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arthurcantelli
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Helpful & Accommodating

This tour was very accommodating and even picked us up at a location outside of Auckland, since our hotel was not one listed. We were picked up exactly when and where we expected to be with no issues! Dane our driver was incredibly friendly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank reecity
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17 December 2018|
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Response from awesomeblossomdragon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, price includes water and snacks on the drive, entry ticket to Hobbiton tour, and beer at the Green Dragon tavern.
22 November 2018|
Response from awesomeblossomdragon | Reviewed this property |
You actually can change the price on the tripadvisor website to reflect whatever currency you need, so hard to know what currency is posted on your computer right now. So for my trip, it was $142.89 US dollars. Hope that... More