Hobbiton Movie Set day tour From Auckland

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Full Day Guided Tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set From Auckland

From US$166.51

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Uncover the magic and mysteries of Middle Earth on a visit to New Zealand’s most iconic 'Lord of the Rings' film site — Hobbiton. Explore the film set on a guided tour, pose for photos in the Hobbit Holes, enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and tuck into lunch (own expense) at the Shire's Rest Café. Hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Auckland is included.
  • Full-day tour of the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • Visit the original Hobbiton film set from the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movies
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Auckland City Center.
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • WiFi on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

06:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pickups are from selected hotels in Auckland City, Exact pick-up location and time will be confirmed by our reservations team.

What To Expect

Your day begins with a pick-up from your central Auckland hotel and a scenic drive to Waikato, stopping along the way to take photos of the beautiful New Zealand countryside.

On arrival, enjoy time to browse the Hobbiton Gift Shop or grab a bit to eat (own expense) at the Shire's Rest Café. Then, join a guided tour of the Hobbiton film set, restored to its appearance in the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' films.

Get the inside scoop on LOTR filming in New Zealand as you stroll around the village, and hear fun stories about the actors, props and on-set mishaps. Along the way, see memorable sights from the movies, like the Mill and the Double Arched Bridge, pose for photos peeking out of a Hobbit Hole, and enjoy a drink (included) at The Green Dragon Inn.

At the end of the tour, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Hobbiton Movie Set

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Auckland & Beyond Tours

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 4 people are required for the tour to operate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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169 reviews
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Worthwhile experience
Andrea_D, Apr 2023
An absolute fantastic experience where book setting came to life. Walking through the area it was like being transported back to where the village was in full swing.
Driver Peter is...
Sam_C, Feb 2023
Driver Peter is excellent! He is not just a driver but also a very experienced tour guide. Hobbiton is a must visit when in Auckland.
This tour Auckland and Beyond Limited...
rkmis, Dec 2016
This tour Auckland and Beyond Limited does not deliver on the promise. It clearly states the tour is full-day guided, and I confirmed with Viator when booking. Apparently they were confused as well and agreed that the travel would be guided throughout. Imagine our disappointment when the only guiding took place at Hobbiton which was very nice by the way by their tour guide for about 2 hours. Our guide was nice but was not Informative, friendly and a professional guide, he barely spoke English and only spoke when we asked a question usually took 2-3 times for him to understand. This excursion is essentially a taxi ride for 4-5 hours of silence and a nice tour put on by the Hobbiton guides. The full tour costs 162 USD in total. The actual tour on the set costs 79 NZD about 55 USD, which was included, so we each paid 107 USD 214 in total for a taxi ride in silence. I tried discussing this with the manager to receive some credit for their deceptive advertising, but he insisted they delivered what they promised and would provide compensation. Pitty a new operator would behave this way, I would have liked to provide a good review.

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