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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

Auckland Central, New Zealand
The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

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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
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Free snacks, water & soft drinks
Professional driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
All taxes, fees and handling charges
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Food and drinks ( available for purchase)
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Departure Point: Pick ups are in Auckland City Center, please specify Hotel name and address for pick up when booking is made. If you wish to be picked up from your cruise ship please specify your cruise ship name & Arrival Time. Dates: See Availability Return point: Return to same departure location.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Auckland and Beyond Limited
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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  • "The actual visit is via a set coach and set guide so you could self drive and do the same trip if you wish." See review
  • "Well worth it if you don’t want to drive there" See review

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Peter was a truly excellent guide!
, 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
, 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
, 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 !
, 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
, 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
, Feb 2020
Great driver, amazing day and a truly unforgettable experience. The wifi on the bus was great and Hobbiton was so much fun!
great guides
, Jan 2020
Hobbiton was great our driver and guide even better. Good time had by everybody well taken care of Thanks Scott
Good experience at the attraction
, Dec 2019
Pickup and drive to Hobbiton very good and driver gave a lot of history and good photo stop break. And very attentive to getting us on right tour,etc and meeting after. Drive back fine until we got to Auckland--then driver apparently had some issues locating where to drop off fellow passenger and drove right by our hotel near downtown Auckland and then over the Harbor Bridge(away from us) and back 3 times trying to find where to drop the other passenger off ,, and he had his GPS on the whole time...very confusing and time consuming. First time over the bridge was ok to see it even though out of the way.
Hobbiton Trip
, Dec 2019
A comfy ride along the way, with a very knowledgeable guide/driver who explained useful information about NZ.
Hobbit Tour
, Aug 2019
A fabulous experience tour guide did her best to provide a full narrative for everyone but with a heavy rain on the tour (umbrellas provided) and everyone under the umbrella you couldn't hear what was being said. So much of the narrative was not heard. But the joyful experience of walking thru the Shire itself was well worth the tour.
Aukland Adventure
, Mar 2019
We visited Hobbiton through Aukland Adventures and the driver Martin, was a very pleasant and knowledgeable host. Hobbiton itself was so much fun and so well done. Thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
, Jan 2019
Chris was great! He was very prompt and had everything well planned. He helped take photos with the few props that the Dragon Inn had available. Finally, he took most of us to a scenic view of the Auckland skyline across the bay for photos. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend this tour.
Easy travelling
, Oct 2018
Picked and dropped off from your hotel, a pleasant trip to the set, even stop off for refreshments. Well worth it if you don’t want to drive there

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