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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 travelers
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. Then, have a chance to see Hobbit Holes, lush gardens, and the sheep-grazing pastures that Peter Jackson used when making the films.
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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 are included
  • Ride with ease—in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
  • 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, Princes Wharf, 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 travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35014P15

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      • Auckland & Beyond Tours
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        Joined in May 2016
      • Moicee
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth it
        Amazing and well worth-it. I left the hobbiton movie set as a fan and bought a book to start reading my first book of the series. The set was amazing, but more than that, the landscape, the hills and everything was so beautiful. The trip to hobbiton was also great. We were picked up from the hotel on-time and the drivers were very nice. We even went to see a manmade lake before heading back to Auckland.
        Written June 16, 2024
      • Abril V
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour and guide
        Our tour guide was very friendly, patient and he explained us a lot not just about the tour also about the country. We got a full experience about this country!
        Written June 15, 2024
      • L4351WIaidaa
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Review for Auckland and beyond tours
        The tour was cancelled due to the number of people was not met. I booked this for a friend (couple) from overseas. The company helped us get the refund. They are very helpful.
        Written June 12, 2024
      • Jellowilly
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Once in a lifetime experience.
        We only had one full day in Auckland and this tour was amazing. Our tour guide Adil was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the local culture and history. He also recommended a wonderful local seafood restaurant when we got back to Auckland. Thank you for the once in a lifetime experience. Mickey and Jen Donarski Peoria, IL USA
        Written June 12, 2024
      • Ryan C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best of the bunch
        From the minute we were picked up to when we were dropped off the 2 drivers were amazing! So knowledgable about the hobbit and lord of the rings movies and where keen for a good chat!
        Written June 10, 2024
      • TrevorPatricia
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exciting Hobbiton Visit
        Very well organised, Raymond our driver made the trip informative and interesting. Amazed with the details and experience visiting the set. The staff are very passionate about their work.
        Written June 8, 2024
      • brianruggeberg2022
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience!
        What a great experience from start to finish! Warren was a wonderful and informative guide and both Hobbiton and Waitomo were very special experiences. So glad we started our holiday with this trip!
        Written June 4, 2024
      • GolferBryant
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        NZ getaway
        Both tours were amazing. Even the family members that did not see the movies enjoyed Hobbiton. The glow worm caves were interesting and worth the time. Had never seen anything lie it and I've been in a lot of caves. Our driver Edelle was very informative both about the tours but also about the history of NZ and the region.
        Written May 27, 2024
      • Go49927495472
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Friendly Stuff
        Thanks to Naomi and her Team for a wonderful dinner! Very friendly Stuff, nice view and good food-quality. BulaBulaBula!
        Written May 25, 2024
      • haffye2020
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Magical experience!
        The tour was amazing from the get go! The tour drivers were very kind and informative throughout the tour. The tour itself was magical! Thank you New Zealand!
        Written May 25, 2024
      • L2377UZamys
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect day trip on a stopover to Auckland
        I had a wonderful time on the Waiheke Wine Tour. We saw a great selection of three wineries, all very unique with great wine and beautiful views. I really enjoyed the drives between the spots, beautiful scenery and gave me a sense of what else to see/do on the next trip to Waiheke. Jenny M. our guide stepped in when our group needed to spit in two, she was excellent and had lots of knowledge of the island as a local. I was glad I picked a tour that included lunch, the lunch spot was fun and scenic, and the nice meal was a perfect ending to a day of tastings before returning to the ferry. I would definitely recommend this tour -- especially if you are like me and aiming to fit in as much as possible on a stopover to Auckland. And thanks again to Jenny McD!
        Written May 22, 2024
      • megangE3051QU
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        No need to have second thoughts, book it now!!
        A perfect day! I was a little apprehensive about a day trip being a bit exhausting, trying to fit too much in. Turns out it was a great idea! We had plenty of time in both locations with a proper rest break and a bathroom stop. We enjoyed spending time with the group but also found it easy to break off at times and enjoy the scenery as a couple. Our guide Jason was very fun and did some quick thinking manuvers to stop us getting stuck in traffic. I was pleasantly surprised with how efficient everything was and of the bits of NZ we got to see that weren't related to the tour.
        Written May 18, 2024
      • Extraordinary706747
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hobbiton
        Great organized tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable with specific stops along the way. The Hobbiton tour is well worth the trip. Would recommend
        Written May 18, 2024
      • Pamela M
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tour of NZ Paradise
        Such a terrific experience to enjoy a private scenic drive with Jason from Auckland to Hobbiton and on to glow worm caves! He made the drive so relaxing—chatting when there was information about our scenery or sights, but allowed us to enjoy with quiet music in the background during the drive. Perfect! He was always identifying the best photo ops and helped to catch the moment. Great lunch at local cafe on the way to caves. He was the ONLY guide at the end of the boat ride to catch a photo of us (no photos allowed in caves). This was once in a lifetime journey to see the NZ countryside, the set of my favorite movies, and the wild glowy caves! Jason made it a 5 star experience!
        Written May 18, 2024
      • 972rainiec
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fantastic day tour of Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo
        Our tour guide ADIL was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and funny. He took us to all the best parts of Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo and explained everything. I found it very educational and really interesting! He was very engaging with the group and gave us a great overview of the site so that we could explore further at the end of the tour, with a better understanding. I’m very appreciative that we had such an insightful, friendly and approachable guide.
        Written May 18, 2024
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      Michael G
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Couples
      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!
      Written June 9, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for the great feedback. We love to share the beauty of our countryside during the trip and allow you plenty of time for photo taking throughout the tour. We provide complementary water and snacks plus the opportunity for you to buy lunch and hot beverages at the destinations. I'm glad that you enjoyed the free gift and the ice cream stop. Hope to see you again soon on another adventure.
      Written June 11, 2023
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      Sonia F.
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing journey! I only had 1 day of leisure during my business trip and wanted to go there. Easy booking on the website. Prior to the tour, the company was very responsive every time I had a question by email. The pick up occurred close to my hotel in CBD Auckland. Our guide Peter spent time on the way to Hobbiton in to give facts on New Zealand, and the small group organization gives good flexibility. I will definitely call them back for other tours when I’ll come back to NZ!
      Written February 18, 2023
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      Roam01256545525
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023
      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!

      He was respectful, very informative, safe and more than generous. He represented the business, himself, and the country well! We love what you all stand for!

      Hobbiton itself, is a breathtaking experience and I highly recommend it to everyone!

      Thank you for helping to end our beautiful vacation on a high note!

      -The Broussard Family
      Written April 12, 2023
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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.
      Written April 13, 2023
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      Tamika
      dreamonmika29 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 December 7, 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 December 13, 2022
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      Elizabeth Y
      Doha, Qatar1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Friends
      We booked a tour through Auckland and Beyond Tours, and it was an unforgettable experience. From the time we were picked up by Paul, he shared the history of Auckland and some trivias. He was assisting us from the start until the end of the trip and he was very friendly. The Hobbiton left me with unforgettable memories. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films or simply appreciate breathtaking scenery and immersive experiences, this tour is an absolute must-do.
      Written March 14, 2024
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      Thank you for rating our tour a must do while in New Zealand.
      Written March 15, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      theodore Tao
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 January 29, 2023
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      Dyl
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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.

      The tour itself of Hobbiton was great. The weather was very overcast with light rain, but still it was worth it. Made for some great moody photos with each hobbit hole. Don’t let bad weather put you off. Umbrellas provided at the tour site.
      Written January 31, 2023
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      val
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      Written March 3, 2023
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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 April 9, 2023
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      Jfeline
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 February 28, 2020
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      Navigator11602947171
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 October 6, 2023
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      Thank you for such amazing feedback!
      Written October 11, 2023
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