Full-Day Hobbiton™ Shire Movie Set Tour by Bush and Beach

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Duration: 8h
Location: Hobbiton Movie Set, Hobbiton, New Zealand | Hobbiton, New Zealand

Category: Attractions

Chance to immerse yourself in the magic of Middle Earth
The real hobbit houses & film sets from Lord of the Rings
Guide shares behind-the-scene stories as you tour Hobbiton™
Refreshing locally made ales & brews at the Green Dragon Inn
Lunch or a hobbit-style second breakfast at Shires Rest Café

Guided tour of the Hobbiton™ movie set
Admission fees
Lunch and 1 beverage
Souvenir voucher
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Auckland hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English


A fantastical world of wonder awaits at the filming site of Hobbiton™ Shire. Nestled within the verdant farmland south of Auckland, this authentic recreation of Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth village immerses you in all the magic and adventure of the Lord of the Rings.

Ride over the rolling Bombay Hills, through the sprawling Waikato region, and past the heritage town of Cambridge, traveling not just south from Auckland but deep into the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy. As you enter the 12-acre (5-ha) farm that was transformed into Hobbiton for the filming of Peter Jackson's blockbuster trilogy, the undulating, emerald landscape begins to reveal its secrets. More than 40 hobbit homes are tucked beneath burrow-like bumps in the grassy plain, including Bilbo Baggins' round-doored abode—Bag End.

Join a passionate guide for a 2-hour tour of this enchanting set. Hear entertaining behind-the-scenes stories about the actors and films as you cross over the idyllic lake on the double arch bridge, watch the waterwheel spin at the Mill, and stand beneath the willowy Party Tree, where Bilbo celebrated his farewell birthday party.

After your tour, pull up a chair at the Green Dragon Inn and refresh with a cool pint of ale, cider, or ginger beer from the farm's own Southfarthing™ line of brews. With your appetite whetted head over to the Shires™ Rest Café, where you can tuck into a lunch of hearty pub fare, or do as the hobbits do and grab a second breakfast—the café serves up plates of pancakes, eggs, and bacon a full day long. Pop into the Shire Store to check out the collectibles, woolen wares, souvenirs, and Tolkien books on offer before you leave Middle Earth behind.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children 4 and younger are complimentary., You must be 18 years of age and bring a valid photo ID if you would like to consume alcohol., Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

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