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Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

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Overview

Visit the world-famous New Zealand tourist destination on this Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland - truly a must-see attraction for all ages, especially for fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Operating 364 days of the year regardless of the weather, tours from the Shires Rest begin at 9AM, with tours every 30 minutes, with the last tour at 5PM.

A typical day in Hobbiton:

From Auckland, the trip to Hobbiton takes about 2.5 hours either direction and takes you through the hilly landscape of the Waikato region and idyllic farming towns along the way. From the bustling Matamata township, the Shires Rest is only 10 minutes away, sitting amongst the hills on a private working farm.

On arrival, as your driver and guide gets the tickets and info packets (available in various languages), you may want to browse the on-site gift shop or fuel up with breakfast or lunch at the Shires Rest before the tour starts.

When it’s time for your tour to start, hop on a bus that will take you and fellow hobbit fans down into the valley where the Hobbiton movie set has been brought back to life in exquisite detail.

A local Hobbiton guide will take you through the movie set on a two hour guided tour. Explore gardens, bridges and the many Hobbit holes before taking a break at the Green Dragon Inn for a local ale and their highly recommended pie. Prepare to be wide-eyed as you come up close and personal to the real thing usually only viewed on the big screen. Learn more about the history behind the movie set and appreciate the incredible amount of work that went into recreating it.

Keep an eye out for the beloved Hobbiton cat who lives there and is usually found in front of the fire place. If you can show your driver/guide a photo of the cat, a prize awaits for the group.

Meet your Driver and Guide back at the Shires Rest after the tour ends.

Before returning to Auckland, we recommend refreshing with NZ Natural ice cream or 3-scoop ice cream thick-shake.

Additional info:

  • The price of tickets is not included in the transport price listed but can be added at the next step if you haven’t booked it yet.
  • For the 9AM tour, we suggest leaving Auckland by 6:30AM to make it to Auckland by 2PM.
  • During the summer months, Hobbiton can be very crowded so it’s essential to book tickets a day ahead or even longer. If the tickets have sold out, we will let you know as soon as possible to make alternate arrangements.
  • We can also customise your itinerary if you wish to explore neighbouring towns like Rotorua or the attractions of the Waitomo Caves.

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

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