Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua

From US$158.89

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Live commentary on board
    • Pick up from selected hotels - please call to book
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 1167 Fenton Street
      1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

      Coach pick-up is located outside the Rotorua I-site visitor center

    Start time

    08:15 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Hobbiton Movie Set

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • All tours are operated by a luxury 4 star coach with on board toilet
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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.

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    Featured review
    It was a wonderful experience! A very interesting and informative tour! The apple cider was delicious and the lunch was very delicious! The bus driver was very friendly and I learnt a lot about New Zealand on the way and he even dropped me off at my motel at the end of the tour so exceptional service! Will highly recommend this tour!


    394 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    My Happy Place
    Kimberly_S, Oct 2023
    We had looked forward to visiting The Shire for years (Americans) and the experience did not disappoint. Being it was early spring in NZ, the weather was quite chilly (40’s F), sun/clouds/wind, but no rain. Loved seeing the darling Hobbit homes, beautiful green landscaping and having such a knowledgeable guide (Rachel) walk us through the area. We did the buffet lunch at The Green Dragon and it was delicious. I was also grateful that a stop at toilets, cafe & gift shop were available prior to returning to Rotorua. My only issue was how structured we were as to sightseeing and eating, but I understand that’s the way it has to be to control the masses. Thank you to the Alexander family 😎
    Great day out
    Iain_M, Sept 2023
    Well organised, punctual transport with very entertaining driver. Enthusiastic guide at the set. Free beer was excellent and the lunch was great - highly recommended
    A great hobbit experience!
    Virginia_R, Aug 2023
    It was a wonderful experience! A very interesting and informative tour! The apple cider was delicious and the lunch was very delicious! The bus driver was very friendly and I learnt a lot about New Zealand on the way and he even dropped me off at my motel at the end of the tour so exceptional service! Will highly recommend this tour!
    Bus driver ( not sure I...
    Berin_L, Aug 2023
    Bus driver ( not sure I can mention their name) was amazing. So friendly, gave us a lot of information about the area and it’s history. Thank you !
    Amazing day out
    Matthew_H, Aug 2023
    Fantastic day. Phil our driver was hilarious and kept us entertained on the bus ride up there. The day is well planned, enough time to grab a coffee, see souvenir shop etc before and after the tour. Tour itself was amazing. Lovely touch giving us a free stein as apology for some construction work. Lunch was delicious. Absolutely nothing I would change! One tip, would be nice to coordinate a chance to come from Rotorua and get on Auckland bus after the tour. A couple of people did it with their cases, I wish I knew this before. But this didn't impact the tour itself so all good!
    Worth it
    Marissa_C, Aug 2023
    The tour guide Hannah was amazing and helped us with everything we need. Even taking the Perfect pictures.
    Great day out
    Mark_L, Aug 2023
    Great day out! I personally love it as a fan of the movie and my partner enjoyed it even without seeing the movie. The food was great and tour guides were friendly, they even helped us take photos
    Wonderful experience
    Maria_F, Jul 2023
    We enjoyed this tour from start to finish. We were given enough time to enjoy the place, take pictures (load of 'em) and the lunch was superb. Will definitely refer this tour operator to friends/families who would be visiting in the future.
    Exemplary experience
    AshrulIzuddin_B, Jul 2023
    This is the most memorable visit to Hobbiton, our tour guide Steve is awesome. The food awesome, the scenery exemplary.
    Delightfully Fun
    Christopher_C, Jul 2023
    Much better than I anticipated. Outstanding bus driver and tour guide at Hobbiton made it an interesting experience. The Shire itself was fascinating. All those good memories from watching the Hobbit trilogy years ago flooded back. Really a fun time
    Happy Hobits Hobbiton
    Zack_C, Jun 2023
    Our tour guide Kaya was great and everything was beautiful and for the construction going on it was wasn’t disruptive at all and cool to see what was being built and appreciate the gifts due to the construction
    Love Hobbiton
    Elaine_P, May 2023
    Having Hobbiton come to life for me. Seeing in reality what I saw in the movies. Lunch was great too. I really appreciated our Guide Mike, he made it so much easier to visualise.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Good morning Elaine! Thanks for your time reviewing our services. It is always great to hear how Hobbiton makes people feel. Fantasy coming to life, for sure. We will pass on your feedback about Mike :)
    Fascinating Hobbiton
    StephenN_W, May 2023
    Visiting Hobbiton was definitely on our bucket list and whilst our coach tour wasn't going there, we were able arrange our tour thanks to Viator and GreatSights. We broke away for a few hours whilst we were in Rotorua and were delighted that we did. Excellent mini-tour and the Coach Captain, Steve was one of the reasons. He was great. I'm 75 so I'm not likely to return however it left me with wonderful memories and so we will always be grateful.
    Great day in Hobbiton
    Carol_C, Apr 2023
    Wonderful day out if you are a fan of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit (and probably even if you are not familiar with those). Really impressive. Bring your ID though if you want a drink in the Green Dragon - I’m 33 and they wouldn’t serve me without mine 🤣
    Definitely worth the effort
    Harry_O, Apr 2023
    The detail of the movie set and the background information provided by our guide was very interesting. Details of the history of Hobbiton and its development for the movie were very interesting.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Hi Harry! We really appreciate you taking time to post your review and we are happy you enjoyed the tour:)
    hearing the stories of...
    Brenda_S, Apr 2023
    hearing the stories of the how things were filmed and feeling like I was a hobbit The lunch food was very good , but felt little rushed
    Loved the weee Hobbiton....
    christinefoltynsmith, Apr 2023
    Loved the weee Hobbiton. We had a great bus driver who was very funny. She also gave us a nice history of the area and funny stories about Hobbiton.
    Fantastic experience
    Manisha_P, Apr 2023
    It was an awesome experience…. The guide Sunny, the vibe of the place, the food and souvenir shop were all great.
    Had a great time and...
    Daniel_G, Apr 2023
    Had a great time and wonderful tour guides! Loved hearing all the filming stories and the buffet was excellent. Thanks so much!
    The Hobbiton staff and...
    Deanne_R, Apr 2023
    The Hobbiton staff and the whole experience were friendly, welcoming and provided a great experience. The coach driver was in a hurry and bustled everyone out of the lunch before we had time to have our coffee, we ended up back in Rotorua half an hour earlier than expected. That was not an enjoyable part of the day.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    kia Ora Deanne! Thank you for taking time to post your review. We are happy that you enjoyed the tour. In regard to the coach driver, we will pass on the feedback to our operation team as this is not the behavior we expect from them with our passengers.