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One day tour from Auckland to the famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set in the Heart of Middle Earth. 

On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south, encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and several different farm animals along the way. 

After the drive we will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton) where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the movie set. 

Next we board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a 2 hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and finish the experience at the famous Hobbiton pub The Green Dragon Inn for a cold beverage.

After the tour you will be guided back through the Alexander family sheep farm for another stop at Shire's Rest for some souvenir shopping and maybe a bite to eat before we begin our journey back to Auckland.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Cheeky Kiwi Travel
Overview
Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle Earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. You'll travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 11 travelers to ensure personalized service.
Highlights
  • Full-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • See New Zealand's lush farming landscape
  • Guided tour of the movie set
  • Includes a Hobbit-themed drink at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected locations in Auckland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
10/10 Day!

Had an amazing day today doing the Hobbiton tour. It was so nice being in a smaller group as we were not rushed at all. Our guide Lance was very knowledge about both Auckland City and the films. He was very accommodating with pickup/ drop...More

Thank NatalieJadeWebb97
Reviewed 13 July 2018
very good day tour

Our driver and guide Lance picked us up at the hotel right on time. There were plenty of space in the comfortable bus and Lance shared a lot of facts about the region we travelled thru and about New Zealand. There was a nice stop...More

Thank helenaA620NF
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Most excellent guide/driver

Kreig was prompt, personable and totally knowledgeable about the North Island and its history. He made the trip to Hobbiton a real pleasure and not the drag it could have been. And he understood the need for frequent stops for facilities!

Thank Florence P
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile
Day trip

Great trip, good snacks and interesting commentary about sights on the way to Hobbiton. Our driver, Lance, was helpful, providing information about what to expect on the guided tour, was there at the end allowing time to peruse the gift shop before heading back to...More

Thank Kathy F
Mark R, Owner at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

thank you for the great feedback. look forward to having you on tour again

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Awesome , so good and great helpful people

I had booked the tour for second slot at 10:30 , it got cancelled . I just called to these people and they asked me to get in at 6:00 AM slot that i wasn't comfortable as staying quite far away from their pickup ....More

Thank Atul G
Mark R, Owner at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for the great feedback. Safe travels.

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It is about two hours from Auckland with a scenic view rest stop. It’s a pretty drive with informative poi commentary.
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