If you are a fan of the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings then no trip to New Zealand is complete without visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set. Join Bush and Beach to go ‘There and back again’. Our small group guided Hobbiton tours visit the outdoor set of 44 Hobbit holes built for the Hobbit movies. You get to stand by the gate of Bilbo’s house at Bag End as well as crossing the stone bridge by the Mill to go inside the Green Dragon Inn. You will have lots of time for photos around the set and learn from your guide about how the movies were made and get all the insider information about how the set was built and the stories behind scenes from the movies.
ALL of our Hobbiton tours include the interactive Explore inside a Hobbit home experience. Try out a Hobbit bed, sit at the Hobbit dining table, explore multiple rooms. A highlight of the tours.
Bush and Beach run at least one daily return tour to the Hobbiton Movie set from Auckland. All of our tours to Hobbiton include lunch inside the Party Marquee next to the Green Dragon Inn.
If you want to do a one way trip from Auckland to Rotorua or from Rotorua to Auckland visiting Hobbiton Movie Set on the way we can offer that as well, the details are in the relevant tours below.
To find out more about each tour or to book online just click on the tour below. If you have any questions simply fill in the enquiry form or phone us on +64 9 837 4130.
Auckland to Hobbiton tour options
Hobbiton Express with lunch
This tour runs every day from Auckland to Hobbiton and back again. Join our small group and head down to Hobbiton to meet a specialist Hobbiton guide who will take you on your tour of the movie set. You will get to see the 44 Hobbit holes and take a photo in the doorway of one of them. Your guide will tell you stories of how the movies were made and insights into how they captured the magic that is Hobbiton. At the end of the tour you get a drink in the Green Dragon Inn followed by a sumptuous buffet lunch in the Party Marquee by the Green Dragon. The Auckland to Hobbiton Express also includes a gift voucher to spend at the gift shop and we’ll have you back in Auckland mid afternoon. To find out more and book click here.
Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Tour
The Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tour is one of our more popular day trips from Auckland – covering two icons of any trip to New Zealand. After the tour and lunch at Hobbiton we head to the Waitomo glow worm caves to see the amazing limestone formations and float in a boat under the glow worms. To find out more and to book click here.
Auckland to Rotorua Via Hobbiton
A great way to get to Rotorua is to go from Auckland to Hobbiton and then on to Rotorua. Bush and Beach take you from Auckland to Hobbiton where you will have a fully guided tour of the movie set with a specialist guide. After the walking tour around the movie set you will go to the Green Dragon Inn for a free drink before joining a shuttle bus which will take you down to Rotorua. You arrive in Rotorua around 1.15pm in time for lunch. To find out more and to book click here.
Our standard Hobbiton tours
Hobbiton movie set
The Green Dragon has a range of drinks made specially for it and only available in the Green Dragon. All of our tours from Auckland to Hobbiton include a complimentary drink in the Green Dragon at the end of the walking tour.
The Party Marquee is set up next to the Green Dragon Inn and is where you will have your sumptuous buffet feast on our Auckland to Hobbiton Express tour.
With our small group sizes on our Hobbiton tours from Auckland you will have lots of chances to get that photo of a lifetime and you will certainly be updating your facebook profile photo.