This trip from Auckland to Rotorua includes the Hobbiton movie set tour. Departing from Auckland city at 7am, this is a wonderful way to get to Rotorua and include a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton movie set from “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films.
Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching the Shire. Your Bush and Beach guide will give you commentary on the way down with insights about the areas you are traveling through and insights to the backgrounds to the movies.
On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only part of the set remaining in New Zealand. You see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge and the party tree.
A highlight of the tour is the (New from 1st December) opportunity to go inside a Hobbit home. You will have the chance to explore inside a Hobbit home! For example – try out a hobbit sized bed, sit at the dining table and check out the amazing detail that has gone into this creation.
Before your buffet lunch feast in the Party Marquee (which is included in the price) enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn. After lunch we’ll give you a $10 souvenir voucher to spend at the Hobbiton gift shop before you continue on to Rotorua
At the end of your Hobbiton movie set tour you will travel on to Rotorua, arriving at approximately 2.30pm (drop off at selected inner city Rotorua accommodation included).
As this is a one way tour, we do anticipate that all clients will be travelling with luggage and our vehicles allow for this
When you book on line you have the option to contribute to our sustainability commitment by donating $5 which will get a native tree planted on your behalf. We are working with Trees That Count and their community-based planting projects to donate native trees to be planted in Auckland. (Bush and Beach will match your donation, which means every $5 donation from you equals a native tree planted in Auckland.)
Operates 364 days of the year
A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to run
Child price for ages 5-14
Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance – learn more
If you are staying in Auckland and want a tour to Hobbiton that departs and returns to Auckland then you want to book our Hobbiton Express Tour
If you are traveling from Rotorua to Auckland you can visit Hobbiton on the way with our Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton tour
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