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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland provided by Auckland & Beyond Tours

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland
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About
Fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies will love the chance to visit this set on an easy day trip from Auckland. It’s located in Matamata, in the scenic Waikato region, so enjoy the views en route. Take a two-hour guided tour of the Hobbit Holes, gardens, and sheep-grazing pastures Peter Jackson used when making the films, and hear fascinating stories from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hotel transfers from Auckland are included, for your convenience
  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Get behind-the-scenes glimpses into the making of your favorite movies
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hotel transfers from Auckland are included, for your convenience
  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Get behind-the-scenes glimpses into the making of your favorite movies
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35014P15
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free snacks, water & soft drinks
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry Ticket if you choose Transport & Entry Option
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks ( available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry Tickets if you choose the Transport Only Option
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pick ups are in Auckland City Center, please specify Hotel name and address for pick up when booking is made. If you wish to be picked up from your cruise ship please specify your cruise ship name & Arrival Time. Dates: See Availability Return point: Return to same departure location.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Inclusions
  • Free snacks, water & soft drinks
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry Ticket if you choose Transport & Entry Option
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks ( available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry Tickets if you choose the Transport Only Option
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pick ups are in Auckland City Center, please specify Hotel name and address for pick up when booking is made. If you wish to be picked up from your cruise ship please specify your cruise ship name & Arrival Time. Dates: See Availability Return point: Return to same departure location.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    2 Hours Guided tour inside the Hobbiton Movie Set including a complimentary drink at the green dragon Inn Admission is included if you choose the Transport & ticket option
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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SeungjoonByun
2 contributions
Amazing tour with John
Jun 2021 • Solo
It was absolutely amazing tour.
My transfer driver John, he was so kind as well.
Tour bus also noce with me. (Very luxurious samll Ben ) . Especially, the WiFi in the Ben, very well.

Hope to use next this tour program.
Written 22 June 2021
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Hitomi
11 contributions
Good Tour, normal hospitality
Jun 2020
Our driver Simon was a nice & friendly guy. Overall, I enjoyed the experience. I want to share my experience both good and a bit disappointed in Queen's BD, when was re-opened after Covid-19 closure.

Good:
*Hobbitton Movie Set was awesome place even it's little wet. I didn't expect beautiful views under shower cloudy day but it was actually nice atmosphere even the grey sky.
*Also this timing is good for New Zealanders to visit. There were no crowd with travelers from oversea right now.
*The Tour provided a sanitize pack for each person, which included a mask, medical like gloves and a sanitized wipe. Even the risk of Covid-19 is low now, I appreciate and respect them.

Bad:
*The Tour package says "soft drinks and snacks are included," but the snack shop at Hobbitton was closed. I asked the driver about free snacks because I brought my kid together but he just said it's closed. I understand the situation the shop closed, but I think the tour company must mention or explain about it.
*This is not the company's fault, but a staff in the Shire's Cafe didn't have hospitality.

For people from overseas; people in New Zealand is laid back and peaceful. Please enjoy the landscape and relaxed mood, and don't expect high hospitality.
Written 1 June 2020
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MikadeSa
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil67 contributions
Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves
Chris was lovely!!! We went to Hobbiton and also to Waitomo Caves. The van was really good, with places to charge my cell and free wifi. For sure I’ll recommend Auckland and Beyond to everybody!!
Written 28 February 2020
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Jfeline
1 contribution
Great Experience!
Feb 2020 • Friends
I had a great experience! The transportation was very comfortable. Chris was our tour guide to The Hobbiton, he’s very approachable and nice. He made sure that we are comfortable throughout the tour. He also take good photos of me and my colleagues. We also had another tour guide to Waitomo Cave, Tanya. She’s also nice and also accommodating. Both of them are fun and kind. Thanks!
Written 28 February 2020
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Sandra O
1 contribution
Recommend!!
Feb 2020
It was a very good experience with a good and nice driver from Auckland. They did however change our pick-up place and did so in very short notice, and the tour stated a three hour visit but it was only two hours (depending on Hobbiton's own guides) so all was good with a few bumps.
Written 23 February 2020
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Rhiannon
1 contribution
10/10!
Feb 2020 • Friends
Such an enjoyable trip! Chris was very kind and accomodating - nothing was too much trouble! He made the trip to and from Matamata so enjoyable with his sense of humour. Had no issues upon arriving at Hobbiton (which was also fantastic) Was such a positive experience from the very beginning ☺️ highly highly recommend.
Written 10 February 2020
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Imtiaz S
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
Lord of the tours...
A magical morning ensued when our driver, Chris, who fetched us from our hotel bright, early and enthusiastically in the morning.

It was a long, scenic, 2 hour or so drive from Auckland. Chris gave us a rundown of facts on the history, culture, flora, fauna and topography during the drive.

I can't say much about Hobbiton as there aren't many words in my vocabulary to describe the beauty of the place. I do advise you to go and see it for yourself.
An excellent experience.

Thank you, Chris.

11 February 2020
Written 10 February 2020
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Angela D
2 contributions
Great tour!
Feb 2020 • Solo
While I haven’t watched the movies yet ;), the tour was very nice! The area is scenic, there are cool movie props, the van is new and nice, and our driver, Chris, was very friendly. Let me go watch the movies now :D
Written 9 February 2020
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Karen H
Midland, MI20 contributions
Wonderful day trip
The 2hour journey from Auckland by minivan was comfortable and our guide, Amy, was very personable and informative. The Hobbiton tour was great. We'll run with very pleasant staff. The setting was unbelievable - it really is right in a farm. An oasis of lush green grass and gardens and of course many Hobbit holes. It really is a village. Our return journey back to Auckland was with Peter H, who was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating.
Written 6 February 2020
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Natasha Singh
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Great experience
Jan 2020 • Solo
A must visit..had a wonderful experience from start to end. Chris, our guide was very helpful and gave us fun facts throughout the drive. Big thanks to him.

Hobbiton and the drive to the movie was just so beautiful. Was definitely a memorable day
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Good half a day tour . John - my guide was awesome , caring and reliable . Local experience and stories are include
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Amazing tour!!
I was really enjoying hobbiton movie set tour with beautiful whether. Thank you for Excellent service and driving J
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Amazing Trip to Waitomo Caves
Travellers from Adelaide South Australia.We had a wonderful experience with John our guide on our day trip to Waito
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The tour of the set was excellent. The place is a well oiled machine from ticket office to bus ride etc. Our tour g
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Amazing day trip
We had a wonderful time yesterday. Our guide John was exceptional. Kind, funny, informative and patient. We could
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Reliable service you can trust
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Exceptional service, driver and experience on our outing today!
My family and I took the Hobbiton movie set tour today and John was our host. He was excellent and we enjoyed his c
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Great visit to Middle Earth
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Specturium
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Great day trip to Matakana winery
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Hobbion movie Set day tour from Auckland with Tania
It was fantastic! Hobbiton far exceeded my expectations and Tania was a great guide. The drink at the Green Dragon
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Hobbitown is amazing!
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Disappointed
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