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Itinerary
After early morning pickup from your Auckland hotel in an air-conditioned coach, set out on the scenic 2-hour journey to Hobbiton.

You’ll get a guided tour of the movie set, which has been preserved just as it was in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. See the farm on which the set was built, then venture into the Shire to discover the world of Middle Earth.

Listen as your guide tells you about the filming of the movies, recalls stories from the set, and points out real props seen on screen. See Bilbo Baggins’ home, the party tree, the bridge, and more. Afterward, stop at the Green Dragon Inn for a special Hobbiton-brewed cider, ale, or ginger beer, then eat a buffet lunch at the Green Dragon marquee.

Finally, you’ll be returned to your departure point in Auckland.
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Bush and Beach
Overview
A visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set is a must for fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. This tour lets you venture even further into the mythical world of Middle Earth with a guided tour followed by a Hobbit-themed drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and lunch at the Green Dragon Marquee.
Highlights
  • Tour sets from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies
  • Hear stories from your guide about filming
  • Drink a special ale, cider, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Hotel pickup, lunch, and transportation from Auckland included
  • Group limited to 9 for more personalized experience
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile
Best LOTR Experience

This was the first time I ever visited a movie set and it was a FANTASTIC experience. The attention to detail makes this visit worthwhile. And I was really lucky as I was one of two people to visit on that day. The first moment...More

2  Thank Ozaru55
Reviewed July 8, 2018
Fantastic Experience! Highly recommended for anyone going to Hobbiton

This was without question one of the most memorable and fun tours I have ever been on. I booked a tour to Hobbiton from Auckland through Bush and Beach online. Our guide, Shawn, was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I really enjoyed his commentary during...More

2  Thank JTwego
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour!

This tour was well worth the money. The day we went there was only 1 other person besides me and my daughter. Our tour guide Wayne was so entertaining! It’s a long drive (2 hours) to the site but his informative and comical conversation made...More

1  Thank Dawn C
Reviewed June 29, 2018
Service with a smile

Very efficient organisation, moved me to this tour when the other one I'd booked didn't have other bookings and kept me informed all the way. Entertaining and knowledgeable driver, excellent guide at Hobbiton, nice lunch. The Hobbiton tour itself is fascinating.

Thank Niki H
Reviewed June 26, 2018
I'm going on an adventure!!!

This was a wonderful tour. My family and I had high expectations of this tour as we are big fans of the movies. Whoever had the idea to preserve the movie set and sell tours here was a genius. The cost was well worth it....More

1  Thank Ha_Y_an_Traveler
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Sindy T
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Niki H | Reviewed this property |
No, it's all easy walking on well-made paths. You could probably walk it in about 15 minutes if you didn't stop to take photos.
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Nguyen G
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Niki H | Reviewed this property |
It depends which tour you're talking about. Just the tour of the Hobbiton set itself is about an hour. Our tour included a drink and lunch and started and ended in Auckland (which is 2-3 hours away from Matamata... More
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