This Hobbiton Tour leaves Auckland first thing at 7am, and travels south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. You travel through the heritage town of Cambridge where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere. From here your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching none other than Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Shire.
Once you arrive at the Shire’s Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only place where you get an emotional response with a movie set in a natural setting. It’s a must-do for all Lord of the Rings fans. Whilst at Hobbiton, you see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge, the party tree and visit the Green Dragon Inn. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the intensely green Waikato hills in the distance.
After your Hobbiton Tour, lunch is included at Shire’s Rest Café before heading back to Auckland. We’ll get you back by about 3pm, beating the afternoon traffic.
This tour departs from Auckland. If you have a car and are driving yourself around New Zealand, you can join the Hobbiton Tour from Rotorua or from Matamata.