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Private Day Tour: Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set

NZ Chauffeur Limited

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(7am) Be picked up in your private vehicle from your Auckland Hotel.

We will drive you through the picturesque countryside to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set location. Here your Guide will check you in (9.30am) for your tour (10.05am).

Walk at a leisurely pace around the movie set with your Hobbiton Movie set Guide. Your Guide has in depth knowledge of the design, construction and movie making stories.

After completing your tour (12.05pm), you will head to the Green Dragon Inn for a refreshing alcholic or non alcholic beverage.

Following this enjoy a Buffet lunch laid out under a large Marquee right on the Movie Set.

After lunch your Guide-Driver will drive you back to your Hotel in Auckland (departing Hobbiton at 1pm)

3.30pm Arrive back at your Auckland Hotel.

Please note Hobbiton sells out quickly so we reccommend booking at least 1 month in advance so we are able to secure your Hobbiton entry tickets.

What You'll Get

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

Join us and experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Please note: pre-booking your tour is essential. Our tours can sell-out well in advance so please pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Tour + Meal options available in conjunction with selected Shire's Rest departures:

Experience the taste of the Shire™ with a delicious buffet lunch served in the Party Marquee. Your meal is served buffet style with shared table seating.

You will need to go to the Hobbiton website and book your entry ticket and optional marquee lunch. This will cost extra. We recommend you do this first before booking our private chauffeur transport, this is because with an average of 2,000 visitors to Hobbiton per day, they can sell-out quickly.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pick up and drop off
  • Cruise Ship pick up and drop off
  • Auckland Airport pick up and drop off
  • Hobbiton Entry Ticket
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please note this tour is approx 10 hours long and should be booked within the hours of 5am to 9pm. Thank you


  • Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand


  • Queens Wharf
  • Princes Wharf

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/11/2020 - 3/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
11/1/2020 - 12/19/2020
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
12/20/2020 - 1/10/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
1/11/2021 - 3/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
4/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 PM

8 to 9 hours

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 NZ Chauffeur Limited 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.