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Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
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Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour

By TIME Unlimited Tours
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Enjoy a private tour in a Mercedes luxury vehicle from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set, made famous by the movie trilogies “The Lord of the Rings” and ‘The Hobbit”. Hobbiton Movie Set is located in the idyllic Waikato Region South-East of Auckland, set on a stunning New Zealand farm. This “Middle Earth” experience will be a highlight of your travels in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
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Ages 3-99
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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  • Fully guided Private Tour in Mercedes luxury vehicle.
  • Pick-up/drop-off in Auckland incl airport/cruise terminal.
  • Tour times: 9am to 5pm (flexible).
  • Complimentary snacks, water & lunch
  • All tours support local eco-cultural initiatives.
  • Entry fee: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour NZ$89 p.p.
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up/drop-off in Auckland
    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.
      • Ports of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • SkyCity Auckland, Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • 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: 5213P32

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

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        How much is Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour?
        Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour price starts from $550.36. Discover and book Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour on Tripadvisor
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        Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour on Tripadvisor
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        Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour is hosted by TIME Unlimited Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact TIME Unlimited Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour on Tripadvisor

        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: 5213P32

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        • JackB667
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          ANOTHER GREAT DAY TOUR WITH TIME UNLIMITED AND CURTIS!
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        Laura T
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        Aug 2023 • Friends
        We booked TIME Unlimited for transportation to and from the Hobbiton Banquet Tour. They picked us up from our Auckland hotel and drove us to Hobbiton with time to spare before our tour so we could do plenty of souvenir shopping and even have a snack in the Hobbiton Cafe. Breviss was our driver--he was awesome! He had a great knowledge of the Maori culture and was really fun to chat with. He even looked up our Hobbit names before the trip so we would have those on hand for our Hobbiton journey! He was very helpful when we arrived to Hobbiton to make sure we were checked in and set for our tour. He picked us up after the tour in a nice warmed car (which was great because it was cold outside) and drove us back to our hotel. The car was clean and very comfortable. Snacks and water were provided as well as friendly chat and interesting stories. I would highly recommend this tour company for your transportation to and from Hobbiton!
        Written August 25, 2023
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        Thank you for sharing that you had a wonderful experience with TIME Unlimited Tours! It’s fantastic to hear how our guide made your journey to and from Hobbiton special, such as his extensive knowledge of Maori culture. Yes we do provide Hobbit names many of our manuhiri (guests) that visit Hobbiton Movie Set with us. Attention to detail, showcasing our amazing country and region, as well as friendly chat and comfortable transportation all contribute to a memorable experience. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated for those considering a Private Tour from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set, as well as those wanting to start in Auckland and finish in Rotorua, or vice versa. Thanks again, Neill Sperath
        Written December 4, 2023
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        Luxluva
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        Aug 2019
        Firstly our praise for Harry our brilliant Time Unlimited guide who was at all times professional, respectful, cheerful and eager to please us in every way possible. He had us both totally engaged on the drive there with a brief history of the Maori people, their culture and language. He tried teaching us a bit of Maori, which we both failed abysmally but it was fun and enlightening. The honey tasting was also a nice extra. Then we arrived at Hobbiton and were totally immersed in Tolkien’s Hobbit world. What a great combination to have the lovely daytime tour, then an interlude in the warm and atmospheric Green Dragon for a sumptuous and delicious feast, followed by a magical starlight and lantern tour to the Party Tree Hill. The two young Hobbiton guides (Sunny and Hayden) were unbelievable with such engaging and delightful personalities and great knowledge of all things Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie stories. We were sad to have to say goodbye to them and Hobbiton but Harry drove us safely back to our hotel in warmth and luxury and in no time at all. From start to finish the tour was magical and we could not fault anything, as it was beyond our expectations. The organisation was flawless as well.
        Written August 30, 2019
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        Thank you so much for your lovely review, which we were delighted to read! TIME Unlimited Tours offers a multitude of touring options to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set and one of these is our "Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set Evening Dinner Experience Private Tour". Here our guests have the unique opportunity for a private tour from Auckland to a once-in-a lifetime experience in Middle Earth including a banquet dinner at the world-famous Green Dragon Inn inside the Hobbiton Movie Set. This stunning journey travels through the village lit up with Hobbit hole chimneys smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness. It was great that you booked far in advance because this tour is incredibly popular. There are of course many daytime options too with options for incorporating Hobbiton Movie Set into our various private tours starting in Auckland or Rotorua, as well as a multitude of private multi-day tours. Thank you so much for your kind words about our guide Harry, a highly-valued guide and team member for us. It was a great pleasure to host you and ka ite ano (see you again soon)! Neill and Ceillhe Sperath
        Written September 1, 2019
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        Teresa L
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        Jan 2023
        Amazing! It is a long drive but worth the wait and if you are from the US its great not driving it yourself!
        Written January 18, 2023
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