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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch provided by Bush and Beach

Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch

Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch
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A visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set is a must for fans of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' films. This tour lets you venture even further into the mythical world of Middle Earth with a guided tour followed by a Hobbit-themed drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and lunch at the Party Marquee.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tour sets from the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movies
  • Hear stories from your guide about filming
  • Drink a special ale, cider, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Hotel pickup, lunch, and transportation from Auckland included
  • Group limited to nine for more personalized experience
What to expect
  • After early morning pickup from your Auckland hotel in an air-conditioned coach, set out on the scenic journey to Hobbiton. Enjoy a guided tour of the movie set, which has been preserved just as it was in the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' movies. See the farm on which the set was built, then venture into the Shire to discover the world of Middle Earth. Listen as your guide tells you about the filming of the movies, recalls stories from the set, and points out real props seen on screen. See Bilbo Baggins’ home, the Party Tree, the bridge, and more. Afterward, stop at the Green Dragon Inn for a special Hobbiton-brewed cider, ale, or ginger beer, then eat a buffet lunch at the Party Marquee. Finally, you’ll be returned to your departure point in Auckland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour sets from the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movies
  • Hear stories from your guide about filming
  • Drink a special ale, cider, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Hotel pickup, lunch, and transportation from Auckland included
  • Group limited to nine for more personalized experience
What to expect
  • After early morning pickup from your Auckland hotel in an air-conditioned coach, set out on the scenic journey to Hobbiton. Enjoy a guided tour of the movie set, which has been preserved just as it was in the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' movies. See the farm on which the set was built, then venture into the Shire to discover the world of Middle Earth. Listen as your guide tells you about the filming of the movies, recalls stories from the set, and points out real props seen on screen. See Bilbo Baggins’ home, the Party Tree, the bridge, and more. Afterward, stop at the Green Dragon Inn for a special Hobbiton-brewed cider, ale, or ginger beer, then eat a buffet lunch at the Party Marquee. Finally, you’ll be returned to your departure point in Auckland.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3582HOB
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local Experienced Tour Guide
  • Enjoy lunch (currently at Shires Rest Cafe as Hobbiton is unable to do buffet lunches)
  • Includes a Drink Inside The Famous Green Dragon Inn
  • NZ$10 Shopping Voucher For Use In The Hobbiton Gift Shop
  • Inner City Auckland Hotel Pickup + Drop-Off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Matamata
Exclusions
  • Morning tea and additional food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time or meeting location.
  • SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand If you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is SkyCity Grand Hotel (90 Federal Street). If you are meeting here will need to be confirmed with us. Please call to confirm the night prior - 0800 423 224
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local Experienced Tour Guide
  • Enjoy lunch (currently at Shires Rest Cafe as Hobbiton is unable to do buffet lunches)
  • Includes a Drink Inside The Famous Green Dragon Inn
  • NZ$10 Shopping Voucher For Use In The Hobbiton Gift Shop
  • Inner City Auckland Hotel Pickup + Drop-Off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Matamata
Exclusions
  • Morning tea and additional food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time or meeting location.
  • SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand If you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is SkyCity Grand Hotel (90 Federal Street). If you are meeting here will need to be confirmed with us. Please call to confirm the night prior - 0800 423 224
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    SkyCity Auckland
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Green Dragon™ Inn
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    SkyCity Auckland
    Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    If you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is SkyCity Grand Hotel (90 Federal Street). If you are meeting here will need to be confirmed with us. Please call to confirm the night prior - 0800 423 224
    See address & details
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James H
London, UK9 contributions
Great day out
Aug 2021
I got a voucher for this tour from my parents for Christmas having been a long-time LOTR fan and it did not disappoint! Got picked up at sky city by Wayne and then drove down to Matamata, he is a hilarious guy and kept up the commentary and the jokes the whole way. Loved the tour and the lunch and free drink. Bush and Beach also threw in Waitomo Caves for free which was just spectacular. Fortunately was able to go in August and on the day before NZ went back into Covid lockdown. Thanks for everything, was heaps of fun and hope to join you guys again soon.
Written 7 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kerryn T
1 contribution
Hobbiton trip a must do!
Mar 2021
Having the stress taken out of travelling down to Hobbiton with all the information and knowledge from the experienced guides made the day even more special. Seeing parts of NZ that are so truly unique to NZ. The Hobbiton movie set is one of the most incredible things I have done with my children. It was a bucket list thing for us and we were not disappointed. It's a must do for everyone - NZers and tourists.
The Hobbiton tour is great for adults and children.
Written 17 June 2021
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Excursion92822
1 contribution
Great professional and friendly tour company
Dec 2020
A fabulous tour. Picked up on time (if a little early thank you), a fascinating trip down with plenty of information and arrived in time for the first tour of Hobbiton. What a fascinating place and attention to detail amazing. Lunch and then back to Auckland on a different route with more interesting discussion. Would highly recommend this professional and friend,y tour company.
Written 7 December 2020
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OSUGYPSY
Oklahoma City, OK282 contributions
Delightful and Beautiful
What a day! I won’t lie - it’s a long bus ride to get there and a long ride back but if you’re a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings fan don’t miss this. I know some people who have been to this and we’re disappointed but I believe they took it way too seriously. I expected at any moment to see a hobbit or Gandalf walk through! The tour gives you lots of history about how the property was picked and what all they did to make it perfect for the movies. And on this tour you get a drink at the Green Dragon at the end and a delicious buffet lunch. Our driver Ryan was fun and full of facts about NZ and our tour. Great day! Even if you’re not a fan you will enjoy the walk. It’s beautiful! Go to the Bush and Beach website for all sorts of day trips.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia A
5 contributions
Perfect way to see Hobbiton
Feb 2020
Great tour from downtown Auckland to Hobbiton! They had hotel pick-up which was awesome and also picked us up a few minutes early. The tour was earlier during the day which required a semi-early wake up but that also meant we got to the set before a lot of the other tour groups, making for better photos of the hobbit set.

Wayne was our driver and was the best tour guide we had through our entire trip, thanks to Wayne for being so warm and welcoming. The drive to and from Hobbiton was 2.5-3 hours each way, and there were reasonable breaks in between for coffee and the toilet. We felt we learned a lot about New Zealand as well as the Lord of the Rings filming. All in all would 100% recommend!
Written 1 March 2020
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Celeste F
Houston, United States13 contributions
Be a Hobbit for a Day
Feb 2020
The drive was a bit long, but our Bull & Beach driver, Wayne, kept us entertained with stories, jokes and pointing out local things. He also had a rest stop for us in both directions. Hobbiton was a special place, even for those who aren’t dyed-in-the-wool Tolkien fans. The scenery os spectacular, the guide was perfect and the food great.
Written 28 February 2020
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Briohnybrooks
Millfield, Australia1 contribution
Amazing day out.
Loved it, so worth it. Ryan our tour guide/driver down and back was very informative and had the whole bus having a good time.
Written 6 February 2020
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Nancy
1 contribution
Fabulous Tour
Jan 2020
Dave picked us up a few minutes early (good!) and gave us interesting information about Auckland on our way out of town. This company helped us make the most of our day in Hobbiton. Even though they are not allowed to do the actual tour, he met up with us at the Green Dragon and offered to take pictures of us there, and was available to answer questions etc. Highly recommended.
Written 24 January 2020
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Bkg
2 contributions
A visit to Middle Earth - A must see!
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a fantastic day! Don’t miss the opportunity to see The Shire from the Lord of the Rings trilogy - truly magical. The trip from Auckland is a couple hours but our tour guide, Wayne, kept us entertained with some very funny stories and insights into the history and geography of New Zealand. Once in Hobbiton, rather than board the big movie set buses with larger crowds, we stayed on the smaller Bush and Beach tour bus and received a much more personal tour - simply marvelous. After the tour we settled in by the fire at the Green Dragon for a cup of Ale and then a delicious lunch. 5 Stars to this organization for such a great day!!!
Written 4 January 2020
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schaftravels
Colorado Springs7 contributions
Personal behind the scenes tour
Dec 2019
Great day with our guide Kevin and our two hobbits on our first holiday in New Zealand. Long bus ride, but worth it to see the unique care and detail of Hobbiton. Kevin was very informative, great tea stop along the way there and ice cream on the way back to break up the drive. Tour on sight was VERY well done, impressed with the care and detailed put into the place and did not feel like we were being herded around like the many sheep on the property. Lovely stop at the green dragon for ale and a delicious buffet. Brief amount of time for shopping before heading back on the bus and home. Very personal feel and entertaining for our family of four.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Wonderful day!
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Good afternoon out. Piha is a beautiful beach with fantastic scenery. Rainforest walk was also beautiful with inter
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