The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
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From USD 111.50

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • 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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Start time

06:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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

Hobbiton Movie Set

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Auckland & Beyond Tours

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller 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


151 reviews
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Unbelievably, magically beautiful
Nancy_S, May 2023
Our tour guide, Braden, was spectacular! With his knowledge of the location, books, films, he answered most questions before they were even asked. The pace of the walking tour through the rolling hills was perfect. The weather could not have cooperated more. And our bus driver, Raymond, to and from the set was great. I recommend this tour without hesitation!
It was a good experience,...
Darren, Apr 2023
It was a good experience, just weather wasn’t the best. Would recommend to go on a sunny day. Was also quite pricey.
Absolutely amazing
Alexander_L, Apr 2023
If you’re a fan of middle earth, I highly recommend visiting, you learn a lot about the set and why it was chosen in that location, as well as moments from the film
A must see when in NZ
John_G, Mar 2023
The beautiful countryside and the cuteness of Hobbiton. I'm a Hobbit/Trilogy neophyte and I still found this place to be utterly amazing!
Great tour of Hobbiton.
Christopher_B, Mar 2023
Paul was a great guide/driver. Very nice van and we were very comfortable for the 1.5 hour appx each way. Hobbiton was awesome. All the facilities and the movie set were beautiful and top notch. We also happened to have beautiful weather. It was a magical day and highly recommended for LOR/Hobbit fans.
Hobbiton is Awesome!
Georgia_L, Mar 2023
Couldn’t have been better. Our small group departed early from Auckland and we arrived right at our scheduled time for the Hobbiton Tour. The cafe has great pastries and hot coffee to start our day. Our tour guide was Haley from Texas - she was awesome! The tour was lively, informative and fun. We took lots of pictures. I highly recommend it!
Feel young again
Bob_M, Feb 2023
It was a fun day, stepping briefly into another world. We learned about some fascinating tricks when the movies were made.
A Fantastic Experience - Highly Recommend
Peter_B, Feb 2023
My partner and I had a terrific experience. Our driver, Paul, from Auckland and Beyond Tours was so professional, friendly and full of information. The bus journey there was smooth and he provided us with interesting and entertaining commentary about Auckland, NZ as well as what to expect at Hobbiton. We also appreciated the complimentary bottle of water and snacks. Visiting the Hobbiton Movie set itself was breathtaking and there were surprises around every corner. The whole experience was a highlight of our trip. Highly recommend and would love to do it again.
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!

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