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Hobbiton Express Day Tour

from/per person NZ$230
  • Hobbits

Hobbiton feast lunch in the Party Marquee

Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

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 fom 2021 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 at your Auckland City Accommodation. 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 we will take you 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 your accommodation in 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 5 years and work closely with Hobbiton to make sure you get the most out of your time at Hobbiton. There is no need to change vehicles when you are travelling with Bush and Beach – our guides are with you all day and will drive you down to the movie set and pick you up from there after lunch.

** For the rest of 2020 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 2018

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

For 2020 if you can put together a group of 10 or more then we can give you a great value deal – see here for details.

2020 special – $230 per adult (normally $310)

Some highlights of the Hobbiton Express tour

Tour includes:

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

*July 2020 – The Buffet lunch has been replaced with lunch at the shires rest for the rest of 2020.

Tour info:

Adult Price:
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$230 NZD*
$115 NZD*
8.25 hours
3.15pm approx.
Approx. 3,950

Operates 364 days of the year.

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

*Regular pricing of $310 adult and $170 child from 1st Jan 2021 (includes buffet lunch)

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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The next date you can book online is: Tuesday, 29th Sep 2020

Auckland - Hobbiton Express Tour