Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland - Half Day

Explore The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and discover movie secrets along the way!

map Auckland, New Zealand
6 hrs 30 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
6:30 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Not Included
FromNZD $189
ValueNZD $199SAVE NZD $10
Child (4yrs to14 yrs): NZD $149
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What's Included

  • Free pick up and drop off from all centrally located Auckland hotels
  • Relaxing, scenic drive to Matamata over the Bombay Hills and through the beautiful Hauraki Plains
  • 2-hour tour of the, including entrance fees
  • Knowledgeable local guide 
  • A specially brewed drink from The Green Dragon Inn once the tour comes to an end


  • Hobbiton
  • The return trip will follow the  Waikato River and Taupiri Maori burial ground

What's excluded

  • Souvenirs or gifts
  • Snacks or drinks 
  • Tip for your guide

Why do we love this

We love that you get to enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Pub at the end of your tour. It really makes you feel like one of the Hobbits! 


Take a magical journey across the Shire from the Lord of the Rings! Hear filming secrets from behind the scenes and see if you can spot any Hobbits along the way. This magical trip takes you deep into Hobbiton and the fascinating Lord of the Rings story.


Pickups from Auckland CBD hotels begin at 6.30 am. Drive from Auckland out towards Matamata, where Hobbiton awaits! The set is situated on a family run farm. As you drive, you'll see hints of the famous scenery emerge.

Once you arrive, you'll see exactly how this beautiful piece of farmland has been transformed into the Shire from Middle Earth. Step into the lush pastures and wander around the tiny houses. Peek in the windows and make sure you get a selfie in front of the famous green door.

You'll see the Hobbit Holes, The Mill, the kitchen and enjoy hearing stories about the movie from your guide. They'll also point out tiny details and explain how the movie was made.

After wandering the Shire to your heart's content, it's time to make a stop at the Green Dragon Inn. Enjoy a complimentary drink here and warm yourself by the roaring fire. It feels just like you're in the movie!

On the return journey to Auckland, you'll drive through some of New Zealand's most beautiful countryside, including the majestic Waikato River (the longest river in New Zealand), Ngaruawahia (home of the Maori King) and Taupiri (a sacred Maori burial ground).

You'll arrive back in Auckland at approximately 2.00pm. 

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  • Please check the weather and dress appropriately
  • Wear comfortable shoes 
  • Bring a water bottle 

All tours include a free pick-up and drop-off from downtown (CBD) city accommodation. Or at the front entrance of Sky City Hotel. If you stay outside the city perimeter, please meet us at the entrance of Sky City Hotel. If you are driving your own vehicle, please meet us there too. The pickups are between 6 and 6.30 am depending on the number of accommodations. 

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your downtown (CBD) city accommodation or at the front entrance of Sky City Hotel. The drop offs are around 2 pm. 

You will be in a group of a maximum of 11 people. 

Please note that children under the age of 10 are not accepted on this tour. 

Tours run daily in all weather conditions so please wear appropriate clothing.


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Terms & Conditions:

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • The booking is only confirmed when you receive the confirmation from the tour operator.


Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations 5 days or more before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations between 5 and 3 days of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost



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Auckland Scenic Tours
Auckland, New Zealand 1052


FromNZD $189
ValueNZD $199SAVE NZD $10
Child (4yrs to14 yrs): NZD $149
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