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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Fully Guided Day Tour from Auckland provided by Auckland Scenic Tours

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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Fully Guided Day Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Fully Guided Day Tour from Auckland
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • 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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverage at The Green Dragon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up guests from all Auckland Downtown CBD accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpackers etc). You will be advised your pickup time within 24 hours of your booking. Please be ready and waiting for our yellow Mercedes-Benz transportation 5 minutes before your advsied pick up time. Those staying outside the Downtown CBD area, your pick up will be at the Sky Tower in the middle of Downtown Auckland
  • 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
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverage at The Green Dragon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up guests from all Auckland Downtown CBD accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpackers etc). You will be advised your pickup time within 24 hours of your booking. Please be ready and waiting for our yellow Mercedes-Benz transportation 5 minutes before your advsied pick up time. Those staying outside the Downtown CBD area, your pick up will be at the Sky Tower in the middle of Downtown Auckland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h 30m
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
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour to the incredible Hobbiton – Lord of the Rings Movie Set. You will enjoy the trip of a lifetime to one of the most iconic New Zealand attractions in an magical and enchanting location. See how this beautiful piece of farmland has been transformed into the Shire from Middle Earth. Our amazing tour takes place over a full day and with the insight of our local tour guide, it truly will be a day to remember. No trip to New Zealand’s North Island is complete without a visit to this iconic attraction, so don’t hesitate to book your trip with us as our tours fill up quickly! Take photos in front of your favourite places like the Hobbit Holes, The Mill and the Green Dragon Inn. Afterwards visit the Shire Store, which features an extensive selection of souvenirs to remind you of your visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set Our Hobbiton Day Tour includes: Free pick up and drop off from all centrally located Auckland hotels Small group tours that can accommodate either a maximum of 14 people Relaxing, scenic drive to Matamata over the Bombay Hills and through the beautiful Hauraki Plains 2 hour tour of the Hobbiton movie set, including entrance fees Knowledgable local guide with outstanding knowledge of Hobbiton and the surrounding areas Plenty of time to explore Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other amazing set structures Time to take great photos of the stunning surroundings A specially brewed drink from The Green Dragon Inn once the tour comes to an end The return trip will follow the amazing Waikato river and Taupiri Maori burial ground Drop off to your hotel in Auckland CBD
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jorge G
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Was traveling from the States and was looking forward to this day to go to Hobbiton with my 16 yr old daughter. Our tour guide recommended Auckland scenic tours so we went ahead and booked with them. I was picked up promptly by Mike at 6:20 AM from my hotel and he made another stop to pick up another couple so there were a total of six of us in the van. Mike was very friendly, personable, and very informative. He made sure that we had adequate number of stops between Aukland and Hobbiton to stretch our legs and a nice special treat on the way back from Hobbiton where he stopped and we were able to get Tip top ice cream (Hokie Pokie flavor was very good). Hobbiton was great and is a must for any LOTR/Hobbit fans. Mike got us back to the hotel ahead of schedule and I would definitely recommend this company for a future trips to Hobbiton-Jorge
Written 2 July 2022
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Caz and Izzie
9 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Mike gave us a fantastic commentary to and from the tour. Super knowledgeable about the trip and the sights and knows the best icecream spots! Friendly and safe driver.
We learnt heaps and had a blast, and he was a champ taking some photos for us as well!
Absolutely fantastic guide would 100% recommend you book him for a day tour, an asset to Auckland Scenic Tours.

Hobbiton was a fantastic place to go, totally recommend if especially if you are a LOTR or Hobbit movie fan! Quaint cute wee houses in the hills, and lovely old pub at the end for a cider at the end of the tour.

Rate this trip the absolute best thing I've done on this hol.

Thanks Mike, and Hobbiton for the fab tour!
Written 7 May 2022
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DavidS23368
Wow! We loved your photo and also the lovely comments about our Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and one of our tour guides. You experienced first hand why our tour guides are so renowned in our tourism industry as they are arguably the most knowledgeable not only of our attractions that we visit, the points of interest en route, but also New Zealand history and culture. I sense from your comments that you had a very special day that you will cherish for a long time. Isn't Hobbiton the most magical setting? What's more you don't have to be a LOTR fan to truly appreciate this enchanting setting. Over half the guests that visit the Hobbiton Movie Set have never read a Tolkein book or watched any of the movies. This is a stand-alone tour; you don't have to have done either. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour.
Written 9 May 2022
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Mike
2 contributions
Jun 2022
Mike has got to be the most considerate and insightful not just tour guide, but person that we've ever met. He was very knowledgeable about the areas around Hobbiton and also the history of New Zealand and its sights. Mike drove safely and was extremely friendly, open to any questions and kept us thoroughly entertained. Not only did he make sure our experience at Hobbiton was fun and easy, he also went the extra mile to show us a great icecream spot on the way back home to Auckland. Overall, I would 100% recommend booking Mike for a day tour, the rates are great but the experience was beyond my expectations!
Written 21 June 2022
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DavidS23368
We really appreciate you commenting on our safety focus. This is the most important priority on every one of our tours; the tour itself is secondary. It really pleases us that you noticed this. We like to think that every singles guest on any of our 20 tours is made to feel as special as you were. Stay safe and best wishes.
Written 22 June 2022
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Lizzie_K_and_Co
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
From the early morning pickup until our 2.30pm drop off, Dave from Auckland Scenic Tours took care of all the details ensuring the entire day was relaxing, informative & enjoyable.
The drive in the luxury Mercedes van from Auckland CBD, through scenic Waikato backroads & highways to the most beautiful, magical & enchanting destination of Hobbiton Middle Earth sped by as Dave pointed out highlights & local history enroute.
Dave personally handed us over and introduced us to Christian our Hobbiton Movie Set tour guide and was waiting for us at the Green Dragon Inn with beer, cider or ginger beer in hand.
I was impressed by the attention & care Dave gave each guest, his knowledge and road driving safety focus.
Lastly on the drive back to Auckland we stopped at a small village dairy and had the option to buy hand rolled ice creams.... needless to say everyone had one !!!
A wonderful days journey for all ages !
Written 29 December 2020
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DavidS23368
It was our pleasure to host you on this enchanting tour to the idyllic location that is Middle Earth. We loved your photos; thank you for sharing these. Isn't this the most magical 6 hour return excursion from Auckland. As you mention, we have designed a special route there and back that gives us an opportunity to showcase the breathtaking scenery of this region. We get right off the busy motorways on to the quaint country roads. We appreciated your comments on the safety focus of one of our tour guides; all our guides are renowned for their depth of knowledge and we appreciate you commenting on this. On all our tours, this is the primary focus of every one of our tour guides. And yes, is there any better place to be after your tour than relaxing in the Green Dragon with a specially-brewed complimentary ale, stout, cider or ginger beer. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes for 2021.
Written 30 December 2020
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Bookworminnz
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Jan 2021
I did a lot of research into which Hobbiton tour was the easiest and safest and I came across this deal by chance and it was worth it. David our tour guide was our savior , our protector and made our journey to middle earth extraordinary. There were 6 of us on the trip that day and I can guarantee you that everyone will agree with the statement.
P.S : Thanks a lot guys at Auckland scenic tours , you made my day.
Written 23 January 2021
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DavidS23368
Thank you for these lovely comments. We believe every one of our 16 tours are excellent value for money and "worth every cent "as you comment. We really appreciated your comment on our safety focus. The safety of every one of our guests and their possessions is the #1 priority on all our tours; the tour itself is secondary. Thank you for noticing and commenting on this. We pride ourselves on the professionalism and deep knowledge of every one of our guides as you mention, and clearly I sense this had a huge impact on your enjoyment, not only of the Hobbiton Tour itself but equally the special route that we have designed. As our name, Auckland Scenic Tours suggests, we have designed all our tours so that we get right off the motorways on to the quaint country roads that not only have less traffic but are far more scenic, so we can showcase the stunning beauty and landscape of this region. We loved all your photos. Isn't Hobbiton the most idyllic, magical and enchanting place you could ever visit. You would have marveled at the intricate detail. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes.
Written 23 January 2021
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Kay H
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Solo
I was very lucky that I was the only member in the tour (well not lucky for the tour company), so it's like having a private tour guide for the whole trip. My tour guide David is professional and knowledgeable on the company products and provided good service to the fullest. Highly recommended!
Written 24 December 2020
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DavidS23368
Isn't Hobbiton the most idyllic and enchanting location? We were privileged to host you to the most iconic attraction in New Zealand and, as you now appreciate, you do not have to have watched any of the Movies or even read one of the Tolkein books to enjoy this magical tour. You would have marveled at the intricate detail as you wandered around the Movie Set. Thank you also for these lovely comments about one of our tour guides who are renowned in our industry for the depth of their knowledge, their professionalism, affability and ensuring that you will have a very special day with very special photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you for choosing our tour and best wishes for 2021.
Written 24 December 2020
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samsambamalam
Winton31 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We had the best ever day out on our Hobbiton tour! It was such a relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Waikato, and Hobbiton itself was more amazing than we could've imagined. Mike was the best, such a fun tour guide and engaged with all members of our group (toddlers through to 80-somethings!) to make sure we had a great time. The kids felt so well looked after which helped us all have an amazing time! Thanks so much 💖
Written 15 May 2022
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DavidS23368
We loved your head line "Amazing adventures with the friendliest tour guide ever" plus also your lovely photo. We appreciate you taking time to comment on how our tour guide helped enhance your Hobbiton Movie Set experience. We have a great team of highly knowledgeable, affable, professional tour guides; you experienced first hand why our tour guides are so widely renowned. It is clear you had a very special tour with your family and I suspect you have some other lovely photos that you will cherish forever. Isn't Hobbiton the most magical and enchanting place. It was our privilege and pleasure to host you and your family there. Thank you sincerely for choosing one of our 20 tours.
Written 15 May 2022
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Emily
1 contribution
May 2021
Auckland Scenic Tours was outstanding. I really appreciate their no cancellation policy as I was only there for a few days and had wanted to organise a trip to Hobbiton. David, my guide for the day was excellent. We definitely took the scenic route and I got to see some stunning scenery. Thank you for the great experience and I would definitely recommend them to family and friends wanting to explore Auckland and beyond.
Written 16 May 2021
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DavidS23368
Thank you for these lovely comments about our Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and our Company. You are right that we never cancel a tour due to minimal numbers. We have 16 tours and we never have nor ever will cancel a tour for that reason. We want every one of our guests to have total confidence when booking with our Company that the tour that they book will occur regardless of the numbers on that tour. Thank you also for the lovely comments about the route that our Company has specially designed. As our name, Auckland Scenic Tours, suggests we have designed every one of our tours so that we always take the scenic routes. We want to showcase the stunning scenery of our Country, so we get right off the motorways onto the quaint country roads. Thank you also for the lovely comments about one of our tour guides. You experienced first hand why they are so renowned in our industry for their professionalism, affability, attention to detail and the huge depth of knowledge. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes.
Written 17 May 2021
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cec04
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
Nov 2020
We have had an excellent tour with Auckland Scenic Tours to Hobbiton.
It was worth the early start to be on the first tour of the day, with time for a quick café stop on arrival at Hobbiton. The whole trip was enjoyable with David being an excellent guide and the route from Auckland and back a different way took us through lovely countryside. We are not special Lord of the Rings fans but Hobbiton was amazing, such detail in the Hobbit Holes and gardens etc and the Green Dragon Inn with an excellent local guide telling us so much of the filming history. A really memorable trip.
Written 24 November 2020
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DavidS23368
You are so right that you do not have to be a Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan to enjoy this magical tour and the idyllic environment that is Hobbiton. We loved all your photos which we know you will look back on with such fond memories. Yes, the route that we have designed is special as it enables us to showcase the stunning and ever-changing scenery of this region of New Zealand. Thank you also for the lovely comments about one of our tour guides and for choosing our tour. Best wishes
Written 26 November 2020
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LynC
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
The trip was amazing! Mike, our tour guide was very knowledgable. He was enthusiastic in sharing information not only about Auckland but also the surrounding cities. He’s also very accomodating and ensuring that we’re all good. P.S. he’s also a great photographer! 😜

Thank you Auckland scenic tours! We’ll definitely come back in the future.
Written 27 April 2022
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DavidS23368
We love your photos and your head line "Amazing and Magical Tour." Isn't our Hobbiton Movie Set the most magical and enchanting experience you could ever have. We really appreciate your lovely comments about one of our tour guides. We want to assist you capture some really good photos that you will treasure for a long, long time; and of course, to share with family and friends. I sense also that you loved the scenic route that we have especially designed on this tour to showcase the stunning scenery of this region of New Zealand. As our name, Auckland Scenic Tours suggests, we always take the scenic routes on every one of our 20 tours. I sense you also appreciate this. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour.
Written 29 April 2022
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