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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

  • Day trip to the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • See where Bilbo Baggins lived
  • Pose for pictures outside the hobbit holes
Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
From $212.11
Visit the home of Bilbo Baggins on a small-group shore excursion to Hobbiton, a New Zealand farm-turned-filming site for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies. While your cruise ship is docked in Auckland, embark on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour of the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Crouch next to hobbit holes and enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn on this must-do tour.
What to Expect
LOTR fans won’t want to miss this shore excursion to Hobbiton while at port in Auckland. After a convenient port pickup, you’re driven south past the rolling hills of the Waikato region, stopping along the way for a morning tea break (own expense).
Stroll past colonial buildings on the tree-lined streets before continuing on to the Hobbiton Movie Set, located near Matamata. On arrival at the working sheep farm chosen by Peter Jackson to depict the Shire in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series, follow an entertaining guide on an enlightening tour.
Hear stories about the making of the box-office hits while you peer at cozy hobbit holes and pose for photos at recognizable sites such as the double-arch bridge, the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn.
After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch served at the Green Dragon Inn before ending your shore excursion in Auckland.
Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. It is not suitable for arrival day as the tour departs before ship disembarkation.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Made every effort!

Our tour to Hobbiton was one of the most highly-anticipated parts of our trip to New Zealand. There was, unfortunately, a mix-up in our booking, so we thought we were going to be very disappointed. However, Sue and Ben pulled out all the stops to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Wendy F
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile
Best birthday present ever

My boyfriend and I travelled to New Zealand as an early birthday trip for him and this Hobbiton tour was his gift; and my god what a gift it was. Our small group was lovely; consisting of a few couples from various places through America,...More

Thank Wanderer38271219164
Reviewed October 17, 2018
Middle Earth

At 6:50 a.m. Rob picked us up from our hotel. The trip to Hobbiton what about two and a half hours. On the drive there Rob gave us the history of the area and pointed out various sites of interest as we were driving. Rob...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank george J
Reviewed August 10, 2018
Fantastic trip to Hobbiton

Loved this trip to Hobbiton, there was only 5 people in our group and so it was like having a complete private tour. Lunch was included and was good at the Green dragon pub in Hobbiton and we got a souvenir voucher and a complementary...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank atradiesvic
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

We are visiting Auckland from the UK, and booked the hobbiton tour. Our driver/guide, Rob, was a fount of local knowledge, and kept us entertained on the 2 and à half hour drive to our location. We would definitely recommend beach and bush if you...More

Thank hayes0333
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