Hobbiton Express Day Tour

from/per person $290
  • Hobbits

Hobbiton movie set
Interior of the Green Dragon Inn at Hobbiton
Hobbit hole at Hobbiton movie set
Hobbiton movie set
Mill house and Green dragon at Hobbiton
Bag end and tree at Hobbiton movie set

Hobbiton Express Day Tour

This tour is an easy day trip from Auckland. Let Bush and Beach take you on a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from “The Lord of the Rings”and “The Hobbit” films for a fascinating guided tour.

Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching the Shire. Your Bush and Beach guide will give you commentary on the way down with insights about the areas you are traveling through and insights to the backgrounds to the movies.

On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on your walking tour of the Hobbiton movie set. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only part of the set remaining in New Zealand. You see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge and the party tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the gate to Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance.

The tour concludes with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer.

After the tour a sumptuous buffet lunch fit for a Hobbit is included before heading back to Auckland.

You will also get a $10 souvenir voucher to spend at the Hobbiton gift shop with your Bush and Beach tour.

“It was an early start but well worth it. We were a group of 9 instead of the usual 30 on the larger tours” – Trip Advisor review 2016

Tour code: BB7 – From $290 per adult

Tour includes:

  • Sumptuous buffet lunch
  • Free souvenir voucher
  • Return transport with full commentary from Auckland
  • Bush and Beach guide with you for the whole day (no transport changes for your return to Auckland)
  • Admissions and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation

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$290 NZD
$155 NZD
8.25 hours
3.15pm approx.
Approx. 3,950

Operates 364 days of the year.

If you are traveling from Auckland to Rotorua you can visit Hobbiton on the way with our              Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton tour.

If you are traveling from Rotorua to Auckland you can visit Hobbiton on the way with our               Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton tour

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