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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour to the incredible Hobbiton - Lord of the Rings Movie Set. Enjoy the trip of a lifetime to one of the most iconic New Zealand attractions in an idyllic location, all in just one day from Auckland.

What You'll Get

After leaving Auckland you will travel south over the Bombay Hills as you get elevated panoramic views of the Waikato Region and travel across the scenic Hauraki Plains to Matamata, the home of Hobbiton Movie Set.

You will then enjoy the most informative trip of a lifetime as you explore the Movie Set on a 2-hour tour in the expert hands of your very knowledgeable tour guide. The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life.

Start by crossing a 1,250 acre (506 ha.) sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges, then visit the top sites in Hobbiton, including Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, and other structures. Cap off the tour with a complimentary specially-brewed drink from The Green Dragon Inn.

Begin with a tour through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 10 acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into the Shire from Middle-earth. Complimentary specially brewed beverages are available at the Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour.

Your return trip to Auckland will cross some of New Zealand's most beautiful countryside, following the majestic Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand, and passing  a sacred Maori burial ground as well as Ngaruawahia, the home of the Maori King Taupiri. 

This full-day excursion concludes with drop-off at the original departure point in downtown Auckland.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Beverage at The Green Dragon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point
All centrally Located Auckland hotels, BNBs etc in the Central Business District. Any of the following or others in the Central Business District
Adina Apartments
Ascotia off Queen
Auckland City Hotel
Auckland harbour Oaks
Backpackers-all CBD locations
Barclay Suites
Best Western Presidents
City Life
Crowne on Cintra
Crowne Plaza
De Bretts
Empire Apartments
Grand Chancellor
Grand Mercure
Grand Millenium
Grand windsor
Ibis City (Wyndham)
Jucy Snooze
Kiwi International
Princes Wharf Apartments
Quest (all CBD locations)
Sky City Grand
Sky City Hotel
VR Auckland
VR Queen
Waterloo Quadrant
YHA Backpackers
Stamford Plaza
Swiss bel Suites

Departure Time
6:30 AM

7 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Auckland Scenic Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.