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Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - One Way

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Travel south over the Bombay Hills to the Waikato region after morning pickup from your Auckland hotel. En route to Hobbiton, enjoy a quick stretch break and stop for morning tea (own expense) before arrival at the Hobbiton Movie Set, located in Matamata.

Your guide takes you through this working sheep farm, a prime filming location for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series with incredible views overlooking the world’s biggest outdoor movie set.

Fans will love exploring the Shire, home to hobbit holes including Bilbo Baggins’s house.

Stop for photos in front of the Mill, the party tree and the double-arch bridge as you’re entertained with tales about the making of the films. Then head to the Green Dragon Inn for a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer.

After your tour of Hobbiton, you will be transferred to Rotorua by 1pm, allowing time to explore the city in the afternoon.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand

Your guided walking our around the 44 Hobbit holes includes the chance to take a photo in a Hobbit hole and stand by the gate to Bilbo's house - from here look out over the whole set and over the Party Tree to the Green Dragon.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Green Dragon™ Inn, Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata 3472, New Zealand


Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Hobbiton Movie Set entry and tour
  • NZ$10 shopping voucher to be used in the Hobbiton gift shop
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Inner city Auckland accommodation pick up (selected hotels)
  • Inner city Rotorua drop off (selected hotels)
  • Drink inside the Green Dragon Inn
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Lunch - The tour finishes in Rotorua at about 1pm allowing clients to get their own lunch.
  • Snacks - Morning tea is not included but we do stop on the way to Hobbiton to allow clients to purchase a coffee or snack
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
1: The Grand by SkyCity, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2: VR Auckland City, 188 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from inner city Auckland accommodation included - please advise at time of booking if known and we can give you a pick up time.

Departure Time
7:00 AM

6 hours

Return Details
1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Voucher Info
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