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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

From US$119.80

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


For fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, visiting the official Hobbiton Movie Set is a truly unforgettable experience. On this tour, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport from Auckland and extra attention from your guide thanks to the small group size. On arrival, explore the famous film set on a guided tour, hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movies, and see the Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and the Double Arched bridge. There will also be free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase lunch at the Shire’s Rest Café.
  • Incredible photo opportunities on a guided tour of Hobbiton
  • Enjoy a Hobbit-themed drink at The Green Dragon Inn (included)
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Auckland
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 11 people

What's Included

  • Free snacks, water & soft drinks
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Auckland Central Pick up & Drop Off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry Ticket if you choose Transport & Entry Option
  • Food and drinks ( available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry Tickets if you choose the Transport Only Option

Meeting And Pickup

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End point

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Pickup details

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

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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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Traveler Tips

The actual visit is via a set coach and set guide so you could self drive and do the same trip if you wish.
Well worth it if you don’t want to drive there
138 reviews
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Rainy Hobbiton
Gwendolyn_M, Feb 2023
Peter was a wonderful guide & driver. Although Hobbiton was muddy, the scenery was exactly as the pictures. It was a great tour.
See how they make the Hobbitt movies
ALAN_D, Jan 2023
Great day out trip in mini bus with full 20 others . It was wet and grey weather but still so much fun . Mini bus Co had no microphone: speaker so couldn’t hear driver and then the air con packed in so tour company 5/19 and Hobbittland 10/10
Early morning adventure.
Dale_N, Jan 2023
A must see if you're a fan of the movie. Expected a quick walk through of the set, but it took over an hour and a half. Green Dragon stop was a great end to the tour.
James_S, Jan 2023
The Hobbiton set and tour was excellent The trip to and from our hotel was below average Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Not worth an entire day
Deborah_B, Jan 2023
Good tour of Hobbiton but it is not worth an entire day here. Wanted to combine this with WaiO in Rotura but it was cancelled so did this instead as I wanted to see Hobbiton. Early pick up and sitting around a coffee shop to take the bus out to the site. Not efficient at all. Needs to be combined
Great experience!
Priscilla_S, Dec 2022
Our driver from Auckland to Matamata was very friendly, accommodating, and entertaining! I would recommend this tour
Amazing experience!...
Ana_R, Dec 2022
Amazing experience! Definitely worth visiting even if you're not LOTR fan. Tour guide was very helpful and nice and tour itself awesome. Beautiful nature and amazing film set. I would recommend to everyone!
the Hobbitop
Isabelle_D, Nov 2022
A wonderful weather in a wonderful scenery with an excellent guide : Raymond. I enjoyed the comments, the other persons I met during the tour and the photos we took in the tavern with the free beer drink.
Really beautiful (and cool for movie fans)
Lecia_P, Nov 2022
The van was a bit crowded (17 people) but the drive was easy and the movie set was really cool. Made for a wonderful day trip.
Most thrilling, memorable and one kind of an experience.
Hlogi_M, Nov 2022
Visiting the holes was the most memorable part and sharing a drink with everyone at the end of the tour was also quite nice.
Amazing Hobbiton Experince! Come now!
Gina_J, Nov 2022
Tips? Try to take a photo on all hobbit holes coz it's a very good experience and you don' want to miss any part of the whole hobbiton movie set. This is 2nd time here and i just love to come over and over again😜
Easy way to see the movie set from Auckland
Amanda_H, Oct 2022
Everything about this tour was easy. From the pick up, transportation, tour of Hobbiton, and drop off. This is a no hassle way of seeing the movie set and I would recommend it. Tanya our driver and guide was very knowledgeable about the whole Auckland region and was a great photographer!
A must do
heatherjones30c, Oct 2022
Perfect day out of Auckland - great tour guide made the journey getting there and back a lovely trip. Well worth it to see the movie setting.
Great experience great guides
Glenys_P, Oct 2022
Great tour, helpful, friendly guides, surprised how big and comprehensive the area was - could picture the film. Great experience
Peter was a truly excellent guide!
Renato_B, Jul 2022
We truly enjoyed this experience- Peter was on time for pick-up, courteous and knowledgeable Would highly recommend this tour!
great day out
Michael_G, Dec 2020
Great morning out especially for fans of LOTR and the Hobbit. My wife also enjoyed the trip even though she has never seen any of the movies. The set is superb and well worth a visit. Actual trip was more like a taxi service as they take you to the set, get your tickets and then drive you back home after your visit. The actual visit is via a set coach and set guide so you could self drive and do the same trip if you wish.
Be prepared for crowds
mireya_b, Mar 2020
I felt very rushed through the set itself (but that’s just Hobbiton, it’s very busy) but Peter was a great driver and a wonderful guide! Ask for him!
Absolutely a must !
virginia_H, Feb 2020
We had an excellent tour. Our driver made extra stops as well, so that we can get the most of our trip. He was very knowledgeable and made this excursion an unforgettable trip. Thank you so much.
My first and best experience in NZ
Charly_B, Feb 2020
The tour was as expected and beyond! Amy, our tour guide, was lovely and great in show us around. The tour itself was great if you haven’t seen the country. Hobbiton was beautiful as expected and beyond. A dream coming into reality in my opinion. One there, I met another tour guide named Peter from Auckland and Beyond. He was great too. Overall, Auckland and Beyond has some of the best and friendliest tour guides in New Zealand. Beyond a five star crew for sure.
A must
Steven_M, Feb 2020
Great driver, amazing day and a truly unforgettable experience. The wifi on the bus was great and Hobbiton was so much fun!