Hobbiton Afternoon Tour in Luxury Minibus from Auckland to Auckland

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Hobbiton Afternoon Tour from Auckland to Auckland
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From US$181.04

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


Explore the vivid imagination of J.R.R Tolkein in real life, with this two-hour return trip to Hobbiton from Auckland. On this relaxing, scenic tour, you will have the unique opportunity to get an up-close-up view of the Hobbiton movie set and feel the magic of New Zealand’s very own Middle Earth.
  • Departure guaranteed, no minimum numbers
  • Cruise through the lush Waikato region, known for dairy farming and sheep
  • On arrival, explore the Shires Rest souvenir shop or grab a bite to eat
  • After your movie set tour, enjoy a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Luxury seating with Leather seats and extra leg room
  • Extra wide VIP seating in back row of coach
  • pickup from non central locations for a small fee
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We pick from any accomodation but if it is not centrally located we can organise a shuttle for you. These are generally much cheaper than an Uber or a Taxi because we would like you to be collected by on of our team to make sure you get to the tour Guaranteed departure - Due to low numbers and sustained losses caused by Covid 19, until further notice we will need a minimum of 4 people (or price equivalent) to run tours. We build the groups so you do not need to be a group of 4 to book. It is helpful but not essential If you are able to be flexible with your dates.

What To Expect

Hobbiton Movie Set

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • not suitable for people with mobility problems - with advance notice a golf cart may be able to be arranged
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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12 reviews
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Excellent driver and experience
Sonia_C, Apr 2023
Derryl was just fantastic, he was friendly and funny at times. He puts a lot of passion in this job and the minibus conditions were an added proof to this. My wife and I had a very nice time, Derryl would add some insights to places and sights we were passing by on our way to Matamata. We highly recommend the tour, great quality for a great service.
Lovely Tour
Lamya_K, Feb 2023
The tour operator arranged a golf cart for us at the last minute which was very helpful to us . Bush and Beach guides are very helpful
Long drive, but WORTH it!
Lili_K, Jan 2023
In the van, it was full with 9 passengers and our driver, Andy. Great drive and time flew as everyone participated in the various conversational topics. The driver, Andy drove us to Hobbiton and got us our tickets. He did not conduct the actual tour. On the roundttip drive, Andy would share about the various places we passed by on the drive. The actual Hobbiton tour was conducted by Hobbiton stuff. Our Hobbiton guide, Lola, was very knowledgeable about the movie set. A lot of information regarding: filming, set, stories, tibbits, etc. Highly recommend the tour and tour company, Flexi Tours NZ.
Patricia_G, Dec 2022
Not having any knowledge of Lord of the rings or Hobbiton I found this tour a great entertainment and quite unique experience. We were on a ship and were picked up from right at the dock and returned there in plenty of time.
Great tour & tour guide/driver.
Naomi_M, Dec 2022
Our driver was terrific, Darryl. He told us about the countryside we were passing through and history and about The Hobbit filming etc. we had a great time with him and recommend him highly to others.

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