Come out for a magical journey through Middle-earth on an unforgettable tour to and through the Hobbiton Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit. This guided trip includes round trip transportation from Auckland.

Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. You travel through the heritage town of Cambridge where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere. From here your journey takes you through undulating green hills as you approach Hobbiton Shire.

On arrival at Shire’s Rest, you'll embark on your movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only place where you get an emotional response to a movie set in a natural setting. You'll see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge, the party tree, plus a visit the Green Dragon Inn. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house, “Bag End,” looking out over the whole set to the distant hills.

After the tour, lunch is included at Shire’s Rest Café before heading back to Auckland.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 15+):
Child Rate
(Ages 5-14):
Child - Free
(Ages 4 and Under):

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Tour / Activity Details

8.25 hours
7:00 am daily

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum 2 persons per order. Tour includes Auckland inner city pick-up. Rates are per person in US Dollars. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • The New Zealand government has outlined a five-step Covid reopening plan. The border is now open to New Zealand citizens coming from anywhere in the world. By May 1, 2022, fully vaccinated people from Australia or visa waiver countries - including the United Kingdom, the United States and many European nations -- will be able to enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival. By October 2022, all visa categories will reopen, including visitor visas.
  • Vehicles are not filled beyond 75% capacity (unless it is for one private "travel bubble")
  • All touch surfaces are disinfected daily
  • Air-conditioning filters are sprayed with disinfectant regularly
  • Masks and Hand Sanitizer available in every vehicle
  • Each vehicle has a unique QR code for track and tracing if required
  • All staff are fully vaccinated against Covid
  • Any staff displaying any symptoms remain at home until they are clear of symptoms and have a negative Rapid Antigen Test



  • Auckland inner city pick-up & drop-off
  • Admissions & guided tour
  • Lunch at Shire's Rest Cafe
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at Green Dragon Inn
  • Hobbiton souvenir
  • All taxes

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring? -- Comfortable walking shoes and suitable outdoor clothing.

What if it rains? -- The tour is wonderful in any weather conditions.

Are we allowed to swim? -- Sorry, swimming is not permitted.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum 2 persons per order.
Tour includes Auckland inner city pick-up. Rates are per person in US Dollars. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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