Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at where ’The Lord of the Rings’ and the ’Hobbit’ trilogies were filmed. You and your small group beat the crowds and you are one of the first tours on the Hobbiton set for the day. During the private tour, your guide will take you places that were usually only accessed by the film crews.
Depart from your Auckland hotel at approximately 6:00am for your drive south over the Bombay Hills to the lush farmland of the Waikato region. Your Bush and Beach guide will talk about the areas you drive through and its history and give you some background to the movies. Upon arrival at the Hobbiton Movie Set, you and your fellow Hobbiton fans have an early tour with a private guide. Take plenty of pictures as you pass Bilbo Baggins’ house, the mill, and the party tree, among other recognizable landmarks. You also get exclusive access to 5 extra Hobbit holes ’The Smials’ not visited on the scheduled tours!
Smile big for a photo outside the gate to Bag End, and then head to an epic second breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn. The meal includes morning staples such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and fruit, in addition to creamy mushrooms and grilled tomatoes.
After your tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set you visit the gift shop and then head back towards Auckland. Along the way, you will stop for a scoop of New Zealand’s signature Hokey Pokey ice cream. This world-famous vanilla ice cream is packed with clumps of honeycomb toffee – a sweet way to end your day.
“This is the BEST way to see Hobbiton!!! Early access is well worth the extra cost!! ” Viator Review 2015
Note – a minimum of 4 people are required to operate this tour & it is currently only running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Child price for ages 5-14
Operates 364 days of the year
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Please choose the date you want to take your tour in the date box below, then click book now to continue through the secure booking process. At the end you will receive your confirmation and booking reference. Thanks for choosing Bush and Beach to look after you.