Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch

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Small Group Tour The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

From US$197.78

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


Visit the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set on this small-group Hobbiton tour from Auckland. At the Hobbiton Movie Set, visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and peer inside other hobbit holes of the Shire—filming site of ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Your knowledgeable guide points out the Party Tree and the Mill. Enjoy cider, ale, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn, and recharge with lunch at Party Marquee—both included.
  • Day trip to the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • See where Bilbo Baggins lived in The Shire
  • Pose for pictures outside the hobbit holes
  • Enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn
  • Have lunch at the Party Marquee

What's Included

  • 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
  • Morning tea and additional food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • SkyCity Hotel Auckland
    72 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    If you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is the entrance to the SkyCity Hotel. If you are meeting here will need to be confirmed with us. Please call to confirm the night prior - 0800 423 224

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time or meeting location.

What To Expect

Travel south over the Bombay Hills to the fertile farmland of the Waikato region after morning pickup from your Auckland hotel. En route to Hobbiton, disembark the coach for a stretch break and stop for morning tea (own expense) before arrival at the Hobbiton Movie Set, located in Matamata.

Your guide takes you through this working sheep farm, a prime filming location for 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' movie series with incredible views overlooking the world’s biggest outdoor movie set. Explore the Shire, home to hobbit holes including Bilbo Baggins’s house. Stop for photos in front of the Mill, the Party Tree, and the double-arch bridge as you’re entertained with tales about the making of the films.

Then head to the Green Dragon Inn for a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer. After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy an included lunch at the Party Marquee before your day trip ends with drop-off at your hotel in Auckland.

Hobbiton Movie Set

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

The Green Dragon Inn

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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 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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Featured review
The tour was very well-organised. Michelle is fantastic , shared lots of stories on our way . There was some crash on the highway, she did quick-thinking and re-routed us through a small village which was extremely beautiful, so we got added sight-seeing. Our coach bus was also comfortable, we enjoyed drinks and an exotic lunch feast. I love when tours are operated in timely-manner which was done in our case. We arrived back to Auckland city in the afternoon, and we could spend the evening at ease. I recommend this tour to everyone.


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One of THE BEST excursions — EVER!!
Thomas_R, Sept 2023
Absolutely one of THE BEST excursions we have ever taken!! Our tour guide, Jason, was Wonderful and provided great commentary about New Zealand - and rightly so, being a lifelong Kiwi! Jason also made sure everything ran smoothly and on-time. Our tour of Hobbiton was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, almost surreal, after seeing it for years in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies! And, having a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, followed by a Delicious buffet lunch, was the perfect way to end a PERFECT day!!
Hobbiton tour for the guests.
David_B, Aug 2023
The tour guide was amazing and knew lots of little trivia that she freely shared. She kept the group moving at a good pace.
April_C, Aug 2023
The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. Hobbiton was enchanting. The food and beer was very tasty. Took hundreds of photos. Great memories. Thanks.
Hobbiton, A Must Do Experience!
Rosemary_C, Jul 2023
Amazing experience in the Shire, from viewing the set of some incredible films to hearing all of the behind the scenes stories. The staff (Mike was outstanding) and guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The one of a kind stout at the Green Dragon is a must. Peter, our tour drive, was great.
Best day of our stay!
Hasan_A, Jul 2023
Our driver from Auckland to the set was probably one of the best highlights! He was extremely informative of the region and a skillful driver through the traffic. The movie set itself is a breathtakingly beautiful view! Well worth it even if you are not a fan! The lunch was delicious, as were the Ales! I would be back in a heartbeat. Hope to get to again
Very well-organized and a bit of a dream come true
LESLIE_W, Jul 2023
Bush and Beach gets you there with great commentary and gets you in to Hobitton without any delays. Hobitton is also so well run that you actually feel like you have the place to yourself even though there are many groups on site. And the buffet was 100% legitimately delicious. If they are carving roast beef when you are there, GET IT. You will not be sorry. Thank you Murray for a great day. 100% recommend this tour.
A must for a LOTR fan
Richard_D, Jun 2023
The tour was great. A must for a LOTR fan. My son and i had a great time with our guide and the whole experience.
We went on an Adventure!
Brian_K, Jun 2023
The Hobbiton Movie set was much larger than expected. The tour was fantastic! The lunch was excellent. The small group was terrific, great food, great company, great time!!
Great day out of Auckland
Dante_G, May 2023
Convenient pick-up and drop off at my hotel. Good coffee stops on the journey to and from Hobbiton. The whole setup at Hobbiton was excellent and the tour guide kept it interesting the whole time. Recommend this tour to even people who aren't huge Lord of the Rings fans.
Love Hobbiton
Helen_M, May 2023
A small group tour that was fun and friendly. Tom the bus driver was very informative on the trip. Hobbiton was so worth the visit whether you are a fan or not.
Lovely tour with a lovely guide!
Alejandra_H, May 2023
Hobbiton is a dream! We had the best time exploring the set and admiring the beauty of nature around us. Also cannot say enough good things about Bush and Beach, our tour operator. Our driver/guide was lovely, knowledgeable, and made us feel comfortable every step of the way.
Great adventure looking for little folks with big feet
Bryan_G, May 2023
The story tell of our guide. Reminding us of the scene in each move where that portion of Hobitton was displayed
Was picked up on time and...
Yuting_G, Apr 2023
Was picked up on time and dropped off as required. The tour and tour guide was great and the lunch food was delicious.
Highly recommend this tour!
Jean_W, Apr 2023
Wonderful tour! Our driver from Auckland and back was fun and friendly and made sure we knew exactly where to be when. He took good care of us. The Hobbiton guide was knowledgeable and delightful and we had plenty of time to look around. The lunch buffet was fabulous, plentiful and delicious. I highly recommend this tour!
Amazing day spend at Hobbiton.
SwekshaTiwari, Apr 2023
The tour was very well-organised. Michelle is fantastic , shared lots of stories on our way . There was some crash on the highway, she did quick-thinking and re-routed us through a small village which was extremely beautiful, so we got added sight-seeing. Our coach bus was also comfortable, we enjoyed drinks and an exotic lunch feast. I love when tours are operated in timely-manner which was done in our case. We arrived back to Auckland city in the afternoon, and we could spend the evening at ease. I recommend this tour to everyone.
Beautiful day
Ellen_M, Apr 2023
The weather was perfect and the tour was lovely. The tour driver was excellent and shared a great deal of New Zealand knowledge on our way to the Hobbiton movie set.
Perfect Tour!
Jill_D, Mar 2023
This was a dream come true for me so it had to be special. Our driver, Snowy, was on time, friendly and knowledgeable. I had a blast! It was a well organized and fabulous experience. Thank you.
Long day in a coach-best for LOTR fans
Keith_D, Mar 2023
We were collected from our Auckland hotel at 6.30am. We arrived at Hobbiton at 9.30am. Informative tour guide took us around the set, followed by beer and lunch in a marquee. Gift shop opportunity at the end.
LOTR fans will love it!
Mona_K, Mar 2023
Michelle, our tour leader, was genuine and a great guide and Hobbiton was amazing! You can't get the inside story through Google/any search engine. We arrived safely back in Auckland as per the time specified in the itinerary. I would strongly recommend this tour for all LOTR fans.
Lunch was great as well
Alfred_O, Mar 2023
Excellent journey and tour guide is fabulous. Lunch package is awesome. Definitely recommend this to lotr fans

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