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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland


Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour to the incredible Hobbiton - Lord of the Rings Movie Set. Enjoy the trip of a lifetime to one of the most iconic New Zealand attractions in an idyllic location, all in just one day from Auckland.

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7 hours 30 minutes


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Beverage at The Green Dragon
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local taxes
    • Knowledgeable tour guide
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • After leaving Auckland you will travel south over the Bombay Hills as you get elevated panoramic views of the Waikato Region and travel across the scenic Hauraki Plains to Matamata, the home of Hobbiton Movie Set.

    You will then enjoy the most informative trip of a lifetime as you explore the Movie Set on a 2-hour tour in the expert hands of your very knowledgeable tour guide. The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life.

    Start by crossing a 1,250 acre (506 ha.) sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges, then visit the top sites in Hobbiton, including Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, and other structures. Cap off the tour with a complimentary specially-brewed drink from The Green Dragon Inn.

    Begin with a tour through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 10 acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into the Shire from Middle-earth. Complimentary specially brewed beverages are available at the Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour.

    Your return trip to Auckland will cross some of New Zealand's most beautiful countryside, following the majestic Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand, and passing  a sacred Maori burial ground as well as Ngaruawahia, the home of the Maori King Taupiri. 

    This full-day excursion concludes with drop-off at the original departure point in downtown Auckland.
  • Departure Point :
    All centrally Located Auckland hotels, BNBs etc in the Central Business District. Any of the following or others in the Central Business DistrictAbacoAdina ApartmentsAmoraAscotia off QueenAuckland City HotelAuckland harbour OaksBackpackers-all CBD locationsBarclay SuitesBest Western PresidentsCity LifeCopthorneCordisCrowne on CintraCrowne PlazaDe BrettsDilworthEconolodgeEmpire ApartmentsGrand ChancellorGrand MercureGrand MilleniumGrand windsorHakaHeritageHiltonIbis City (Wyndham)Jucy SnoozeKiwi InternationalMetropolisMSocialPrinces Wharf ApartmentsPullmanQuadrantQuest (all CBD locations)RamadaRydgesScenicSebelSky City GrandSky City HotelSofitelVR AucklandVR QueenWaldorfWaterloo QuadrantYHA BackpackersStamford PlazaSwiss bel Suites
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A maximum of 11 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Auckland Scenic Tours

Activity ID: V-37991P4

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