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Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set

from/per person NZ$315
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Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set

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. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the gate to Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer.

At the end of your Hobbiton movie set tour you will travel on to Rotorua, arriving at approximately 1.15pm (drop off at selected inner city Rotorua accommodation included).

Tour code BB7AR – From $315 per adultbook with confidence auckland day tour

Tour includes:

  • Pick up from inner city Auckland accommodation
  • Admissions and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Transfer to Rotorua at end of Hobbiton tour

Tour info:

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$315 NZD
$170 NZD
6.5 hrs
7.00am (from Auckland)
1.15pm (in Rotorua)
Approx. 3,000

Operates 364 days of the year

A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to run

Child price for ages 5-14

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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