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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

By Auckland & Beyond Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies will love the chance to visit this set on an easy day trip from Auckland. It’s located in Matamata, in the scenic Waikato region, so enjoy the views en route. Take a two-hour guided tour of the Hobbit Holes, gardens, and sheep-grazing pastures Peter Jackson used when making the films, and hear fascinating stories from your guide.
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$180.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Hotel transfers from Auckland are included, for your convenience
  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Get behind-the-scenes glimpses into the making of your favorite movies

  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
What's not included
  • Food and drinks ( available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry Tickets if you choose the Transport Only Option


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Hilton Auckland, 147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 2
    SkyCity Auckland, Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 3
    Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments, Corner Waterloo Quadrant &, Princes Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 4
    Grand Millennium Auckland, 71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Auckland
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35014P15

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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.
      • Most travellers can participate
      • 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
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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        City highlights and surrounding area of Auckland
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      Michael G
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      Lots of great opportunities for photos. Food was not provided by the company, but we got there early enough to enjoy the cafe, and some snacks (muffins etc) are available for purchase at the Green Dragon Inn. The food was also way better than expected! (Highly recommend the caramel slice from the cafe.) We were told that there will be an immersive indoor experience of Sam’s Hobbit Hole starting in Dec 2023, so you may want to wait to see that. However, because it was under construction, we were gifted some Green Dragon drinking mugs. Our driver David was also great, and we even stopped for ice cream on the way back!
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      We have been planning this family trip to visit New Zealand for quite some time. We’d spend some time in Australia, then cruise through New Zealand, stopping into different ports with one of the highlights being a trip to visit Hobbiton. Our hearts were broken when the ship wasn’t able to port, and we thought we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the experience. But, on the day that we were scheduled to fly out, we were able to book a shuttle that would be able to make that happen for us!

      Before the crack of dawn, Warren our amazing, polite, and very knowledgeable guide was there with a big smile!

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      Kia Ora, Such amazing photos and a great insight report of our family tour in New Zealand! We are very humbled to have given you an experience of a lifetime! Thank you for visiting Aotearoa New Zealand and for choosing Auckland & Beyond Tours.
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      Tamika
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      Was picked up and provided with a bottle water. The drive was nice, in a comfy and clean van, with a stop on the way to enjoy snacks at a scenic viewpoint. Arrived at Hobbiton with time to purchase a drink or food from the cafe before the tour. The Hobbiton set was beautiful and the tour was fun and informative with lots of photo opportunities and ended with time to enjoy a complimentary drink at the green dragon. The drive back to Auckland was also not bad and there was a stop on the way to get food or use the bathroom.
      Written 7 December 2022
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      Thank you for the very informative feedback of our small group luxury guided tour from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set.
      Written 13 December 2022
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      theodore Tao
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      Jan 2023 • Couples
      My tour guide peter is a very experienced, responsible and patient expert. Hobbiton is also an incredible place, with a particularly high degree of restoration. The fellow tourists are also very interesting, which made me feel great when I participated in the non-Chinese speaking tour for the first time.
      Written 29 January 2023
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      Dyl
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      Jan 2023 • Solo
      Had a booking with Angelo, who drove us from Auckland to the movie site. He was very informative and gave the group a good insight into many of the landmarks along the way.

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      val
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      Paul was an incredible. He was friendly to all and took the time to chat with my parents and shared his experience living in the Phils. He was knowledgeable and took good care of us. Despite the rain, we enjoyed our time at Hobbiton. Highly recommend you book auckland and beyond tours
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      Thank you for recommending tourists to New Zealand to book tours with Auckland & Beyond Tours. We do offer a wide variety of experiences that suites all ages and operating all year round!
      Written 9 April 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jfeline
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      Feb 2020 • Friends
      I had a great experience! The transportation was very comfortable. Chris was our tour guide to The Hobbiton, he’s very approachable and nice. He made sure that we are comfortable throughout the tour. He also take good photos of me and my colleagues. We also had another tour guide to Waitomo Cave, Tanya. She’s also nice and also accommodating. Both of them are fun and kind. Thanks!
      Written 28 February 2020
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      Navigator11602947171
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      Oct 2023 • Solo
      The trip was amazing. Peter has done a fantastic job taking us safely and sharing with us a lot of information on the way to and back from Hobbiton.
      The Hobbiton itself is an amazing place just like in the movie. Our Hobbiton guide shared with us the movie scenes around the Hobbiton village. It was entertaining.
      Written 6 October 2023
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      Thank you for such amazing feedback!
      Written 11 October 2023
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      Madelaine Foelser
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      Jun 2023 • Solo
      The trip was amazing! Our driver Gary was the best! He is full of facts and really kind and reliable! I enjoyed our drive to and from the hobbiton movie set and felt really comfortable! We even stopped for the famous hokey pokey ice cream! 10/10 - would recommend!
      Written 22 June 2023
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      Thank you for recommending our tours in Auckland. Gary is indeed an amazing tour guide & I'm so happy that you enjoyed the day with him on tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton.
      Written 24 June 2023
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