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Early Access to The Lord of the Ring Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland

  • Gain early access to the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Arrive at the Hobbiton Movie Set before the crowds to be one of the first groups on set
  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn
Early Access to The Lord of the Ring Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland
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Early Access to The Lord of the Ring Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland
Beat the crowds with early access to the Hobbiton Movie Set, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were filmed. A guide gives you a behind-the-scenes peek at places normally only visited by the film crews. This small group includes round-trip coach transport from your Auckland hotel and breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn.
What to Expect
Arrive early at the Hobbiton Movie Set and gain entry to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit filming locations before the crowds arrive at this popular New Zealand attraction. Start with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Auckland, and board a comfortable coach for the approximate 2.5-hour drive to Matamata, located in the lush farmland of the Waikato region.
At the Hobbiton movie set, you and other fans of Gandalf and the gang will be greeted by a personal guide for your tour of the Shire. Snap photos of recognizable landmarks such as Bilbo Baggins’ house, the Mill and the party tree. Crouch in front of the five hobbit holes and even step inside some, visit the special hobbit holes built just for the Hobbit trilogy that are normally off-limits to other tour groups.

You’ll learn of filming details about each series before stepping into the Green Dragon Inn for a sizable breakfast of morning staples such as scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, creamy mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and a specially made breakfast mince.

After your tour, hop into the provided vehicle for the return trip to your Auckland hotel, stopping along the way at Pokeno for a complimentary scoop of New Zealand’s signature Hokey Pokey vanilla ice cream — packed with clumps of honeycomb toffee.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great day out!

Amazing trip and sensational people! Absolutely worth it :) We had a mix up with our travel arrangements and they went above and beyond to help us get back on the trip another day. Brilliant

Thank Lorraine F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is 100% true. One of the hobbiton staff RUDELY GRABBED my phone which was in my friend's hands while she was taking photos of me peeking out of one of the hobbits holes without any permission from us as he tried to delete those...More

Thank Agatha W
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile
David O was a great driver/host!

We would highly recommend bush and beach! My wife and I are huge fans of Lord of the Rings and this intimate tour experience couldn’t have been better! Our fee included lunch and a $10 certificate at the Hobbiton gift shop. There were only 4...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile
Best day of the year

Kodi ds are n heaven. Now led the early access tour. Absolutely the way to go. See absolutely everything and had a blast. Special mention to a girl, I think called Katie, who went above and beyond with her service. 5 stars

Thank scubapro23
Reviewed April 17, 2018
Hobbiton early access tour. Great from start to finish!

A great tour. Our tour guide Wayne was friendly and funny! Transportation was comfortable and the tour itself of the movie set was great. I would definitely recommend the early access tour. Our group was small and we avoided the large crowds in the afternoon....More

Thank Kit Y
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I suggest you contact the tour contractor Beach and Bush tours ...+64 9 837 4130 or visit their webpage for their email address for answers to your questions.