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Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

Experience a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

On this guided tour from Auckland, you’ll get to see one of New Zealand’s most-visited attractions with an award winning guide. 

This is the best Hobbiton Tour from Auckland as you leave early and return to the city before Auckland's notorious rush hour traffic. Get back in time to relax and explore the city. 


  • Entry and guided trip around Hobbiton
  • Included lunch at the Shire’s Rest Cafe before travelling back to Auckland
  • Free Hobbiton Souvenir
  • Get back to Auckland by 3pm, beating the traffic
  • One guide stays with you all day, no transport changes like many Hobbiton Tours
  • Departs Auckland at around 7am and returns to Auckland at 3.15pm. Tour includes entry to Hobbiton, lunch and souvenir. Open date tickets please give 3 days notice to book. 

What's Included

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

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Duration 8 hours

Departs From: Auckland

Tour Type: Day Tour & Activities

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December 2016

On our recent trip to NZ we used Planitnz to answer questions about the different sights and help me pick the ones that would be most suitable to our interest and fit the best in our itinerary. Over all it was a great experience working with Matt and Daisy. They were both very responsive and helpful. I must have asked a million questions, but they would get back to me promptly and help speed up the process. We booked a tour through them on the north island to Hobbiton. We had a bit of a struggle finding the location where we would board the bus, but other than that everything went very smoothly. The bus driver was very informative and kept us on schedule. We enjoyed the trip. Over all very happy with the services from Daisy and Matt and would definitely use Planitnz again if the situation arises.

Trip Date: November 2016

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December 2016

Awesome guide and comfortable bus. Enjoyed getting back to Auckland in time for a few wines and a night on the town!

Trip Date: December 2016

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