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Make your own way to central Auckland to meet your guide. Set out on the around 2-hour journey to Hobbiton on an air-conditioned coach.

Admire the New Zealand countryside and take photos as you pass through Bombay Hills and Waikato farmlands. Stop in Matamata and use free time to purchase lunch (own expense) and sightsee.

Arrive at Hobbiton and take a guided tour of the movie set, preserved from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. See the working sheep farm on which the set was built, and venture into The Shire to discover Middle Earth.

Your guide stops at memorable movie locations, retells set stories and points out props. See Bilbo Baggins’s home, peek inside the hobbit holes, and visit the party tree, mill, and bridge. Stop at the Green Dragon Inn for Hobbiton-brewed cider, ale, or ginger beer (own expense).

Your tour ends back at your starting point.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Kiwi Fun Tours
Overview

Fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films won’t want to miss a tour of the Hobbiton movie set while in New Zealand. On this tour, enjoy convenient round-trip transport from Auckland, stop in Matamata for lunch (own expense), and take a guided tour of Hobbiton, including a Hobbit-themed drink (own expense) at the Green Dragon Inn.

Highlights
  • Guided Hobbiton tour: Visit Bilbo Baggins’ house and hear stories from set
  • Drink a Hobbit ale, cider, or ginger beer (own expense) at Green Dragon Inn
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport to and from Auckland
  • See Matamata and enjoy plenty of photo stops along the way
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Reviewed 21 August 2018
Hobbiton is WONDERFUL

I have no idea what that other reviewer is talking about - Hobbiton is wonderful. Even if you don't go for the LOTR aspect of it, the piece of land that it's on is absolutely majestic - super peaceful and relaxing. And the Hobbiton experience...More

Thank Vicky W
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Brilliant experience, easy to use company

There are so many Hobbiton tours out there we were a little unsure which to go for. We were on honeymoon so didn't want to waste a day on a badly organised trip that didn't live up to the high expectations of 'Visiting Hobbits'. Thankfully...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 20 July 2018
Great Tour

David was a great tour guide, he was very humorous, kind and helpful. The tour started at 9.30am-10am (depending on your pickup) and ended at about 7pm. The Hobbiton tour was great! It is definitely worth going to, especially if you are a LOTR fan....More

1  Thank Serena Y
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile
Best Guide Ever

We did a tour of Hobbiton. David was on time and entertaining. He drove safely offering knowledge about Auckland and New Zealand on the way. David made sure everyone was at the right place at the right time which helped the ride run smoothly. Overall,...More

1  Thank Triciaba
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Beautiful

This was a great tour experience. We very much appreciated the transport to and from Hobbiton town. The tour guide was great. We made stops along the way for snacks and bathroom breaks. When we stopped for lunch I wish we were told where we...More

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28 August 2018|
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I think you need to ask company about the pick up point in question. As there are so many and each would be different then the other.
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I'm not Kiwi Fun Tours, however this is the email I got from them when I attended one of their tours. 5 Turner St, outside YHA Hostel - 9.30am 20 Fort St, outside Nomads Hostel - 9.45am 40 Darby St, outside Westpac Bank... More
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