This trip from Rotorua to Auckland includes the Hobbiton movie set tour. Departing from Rotorua at 8am, this is a wonderful way to get to Auckland and include a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films.
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 concludes with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer.
Following the Hobbiton tour we have a great lunch at the shires rest cafe and from mid 2021 we will be reintroducing the sumptuous lunchtime feast in the Party Marquee..
After lunch we drive north through lush Waikato dairy farms and over the Bombay Hills before arriving in Auckland at approximately 3.15pm.
You will be transferred to your Auckland inner-city accommodation.
*The Buffet lunch has been replaced with lunch at the Shires Rest Cafe until mid 2021.
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 travelling from Auckland to Rotorua you can visit Hobbiton on the way with our Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton tour
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