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Hobbiton Express Day Tour

from/per person NZ$295
  • Hobbits

Hobbiton tour from Auckland
Hobbiton movie set from a hobbit hole
Hobbiton tour

Hobbiton Tour from Auckland – includes lunch

This small group tour is an easy day trip from Auckland to Hobbiton movie set. The day includes a fully guided tour of the set as seen in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. We also have a great lunch at the shires rest cafe and from later in 2022 we will be reintroducing the sumptuous lunchtime feast in the Party Marquee.

Our experienced guides look after you all day from pick up to drop off from your Auckland City location. They include a full commentary on the way with insights into the areas you are travelling through and background to the movie set you are visiting. On the way down to Hobbiton there is a brief stop at a local cafe in case you want to buy some local baking or a coffee (or as we like to call it a ‘second breakfast’)

At Hobbiton you travel down to the set itself and have one of the specialist Hobbiton guides take you on a walking tour around the 44 Hobbit holes. You will get the chance to have a photo in the doorway of a Hobbit house, see the Party Tree and stand by the gate to Bilbo’s house ‘Bag End’ overlooking the whole set to the hills in the distance. Before your feast in the Party Marquee** (which is included in the price) you cross the bridge by the mill to go into the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer.

After lunch we’ll give you a $10 souvenir voucher to spend at the Hobbiton gift shop before we head back to Auckland, arriving back mid-afternoon before the traffic builds up.

Bush and Beach have been running tours from Auckland to Hobbiton movie set for over 8 years and work closely with Hobbiton to make sure you get the most out of your time at Hobbiton.

** Until later in 2022 Hobbiton are not running the feast so instead after the tour we have lunch at the Shires Rest cafe at Hobbiton. There has been a price reduction to reflect this.

“What a treat to travel to Hobbiton with Bush and Beach! It was an easy, fun trip with some nice extra perks that the other companies don’t seem to have.” – Trip Advisor review

If you want to go to Hobbiton AND Waitomo Caves see that tour see here

Tour Code BB7 – $295 per adultbook with confidence auckland day tour

Tour includes:

  • Admissions and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Free souvenir voucher
  • Return transport with full commentary from Auckland
  • Sumptuous buffet lunch in the Party Marquee*
  • Bush and Beach guide with you for the whole day (no transport changes for your return to Auckland)
  • Early arrival on set to beat the crowds
  • Pick up and drop off from Auckland City

*The Buffet lunch has been replaced with lunch at the Shires Rest Cafe until later in 2022.

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$295 NZD*
$170 NZD
8.25 hours
3.15pm approx.
Approx. 3,950

Operates 364 days of the year.

Price reverts to $325 end of September 2022

Child price for ages 5-14

Food and drinks at the morning and afternoon stops are at own cost

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

If you are traveling from Auckland to Rotorua you can visit Hobbiton on the way with our Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton 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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