Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour From Auckland With Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enter the magical world of the Shire on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. Visit the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and have your picture taken outside the gate to Bilbo Baggins house. This tour has smaller groups the public tours allowing your to learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch. This is a must-do tour for any The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!


  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

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After morning pickup from your Auckland hotel, travel south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Stretch your legs and enjoy a stop for morning tea (own expense) en-route to Hobbiton

Arrive in Hobbiton, where your movie set tour begins. Explore the magical world of the Shire as your guide entertains you with stories about the making of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. See the hobbit holes, the mill and the double-arch bridge, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Pose for pictures at the door of Bilbo Baggins house and see stunning views overlooking the largest outdoor set in the world! Cross the double-arch bridge and enjoy a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn.

After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch (included) at the Green Dragon marqueebefore travelling back to Auckland.


Local Experienced Tour Guide

Enjoy lunch - Buffet lunch in the Green Dragon Marquee

Includes a Drink Inside The Famous Green Dragon Inn

NZ$10 Shopping Voucher For Use In The Hobbiton Gift Shop

Inner City Auckland Hotel Pickup + Drop-Off (selected hotels only)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

Entry/Admission - The Green Dragon Inn


Morning tea and additional food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Nov-2022

    Amazing experience. Our tour guide Damian from Bush and beach company was so entertaining and kept it so interesting throughout the bus ride

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Great Tour from start to finish. Well worth it for all Lord of the Ring/Hobbit fans. Tour guide excellent.

  • 18-Oct-2022

    The Set was awesome. Our shuttle tour guide was amazing. He gave us all sorts of insights about NZ on the way down and back. The shuttle was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this tour.

  • 15-Oct-2022

    This was an awesome experience. I have never watched either of the movies but enjoyed hearing about the history making the movies here. It's a beautifully place. The tour guide, Lars, was very knowledgeable. We did the tour that included lunch and it was very nice buffet. Loved my drink from the Dragon Inn.

  • 11-Oct-2022

    We really enjoyed this trip! Great to get door to door service from our friendly and helpful guide, and we appreciated the included lunch after walking all around the wonderful Hobbiton movie set. Thank you, we would definitely recommend this activity.

  • 08-Oct-2022

    This was an amazing tour! We were picked up promptly at our hotel by the van driver Michelle. We made a few more stops to pick up people before heading out to Hobbiton. Michelle gave us a running commentary about local history. We stoped about an hour out for coffee, snacks and the loo. Arriving at Shires Rest we had time to shop before our tour started and we’re given a $10 voucher to spend each. We boarded a comfortable large tour bus to take us to the movie set surrounded by a working farm of grassy hillsides with roaming sheep and lambs. We walked the entire set with a tour guide and learned tidbits about the shoot and saw all the hobbit homes including Bilbo’s, ending at The Green Dragon for an ale. After, we were escorted to a large tent for a buffet lunch. Nice lunch, good food! We boarded the van to head back with another stop for coffee and loo on the way. I would highly recommend Bush and Beach to take you to Hobbiton, we had a great day with good people.

  • 30-Sep-2022

    What an amazing experience. A must do for anyone travelling to New Zealand. Another bucket list item ticked off the list.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Had an amazing day. Our tour guide (Wayne) was very knowledgeable and made the bus ride fun and great for a laugh. The hobbit huts were better than I expected

  • 17-Sep-2022

    Had an amazing day, even the drizzle didn't ruin our tour. Murray and Ben were wonderful hosts, and the young lady who took us on the tour of Hobbitin Movie Set had a lovely bubbly personality. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was due to the lunch. Both my husband and I were disappointed. We have been on many tours and feel lunch could have been better.

  • 15-Jun-2022

    The trip down to Hobbiton was an experience in itself. From the bustling metropolis of Central Auckland, you travel south and through glorious green countryside. New Zealand is truly a spectacular country. With Wayne as a tour guide, you will be given the treasure of local knowledge, delivered with humour. Hobbiton itself was absolutely delightful, and I would recommend anyone go and see the sights. All in all, I would give the entire experience a thousand stars, but alas, I can only provide 5.

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