Discover the behind-the-scenes magic of Hobbiton and jump on board this Express Tour today!
Setting out early, you'll join your small group tour to start your day of adventure to Middle-earth and the movie set as seen in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogy. The scenic drive will take you through some of New Zealand's most beautiful landscape and your guide will provide commentary, stories and insights about the local area along the way.
On arrival at Hobbiton, experience first-hand the unequivocal beauty of this former sheep farm, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will show you the intricate details and point out the most famous locations including the Hobbit Holes, The Mill and the world-famous Green Dragon Inn. Drink up at the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer! You'll then have time to enjoy your delicious buffet lunch in the Party Marquee, and before the tour concludes you'll have time to the Souvenir Shop to pick up something to commemorate your trip. Relax as you either return to are returned to the city of your choice.
This tour offers you complete flexibility for your travel across New Zealand! Operating as a return trip to Auckland or a one way trip from Auckland to Rotorua or from Rotorua to Auckland (select at the time of booking).
Go 'There and back again' on this enchanting Hobbiton Express Tour - book with us today!
Free transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.
Please be at the hotel lobby/meeting location 10 minutes before the scheduled pick up time.
Child ticket: Ages 5-14 years
Infants aged 0-4 years can take part in this tour for free.
Tours depart Auckland at 7:00 am and return to Auckland at 3:00 pm.
Tours depart Auckland at 7:00 am and return to Rotorua at 1:00 pm.
Tours depart Rotorua at 8:15 am and return to Auckland at 3:00 pm.
To avoid disappointment, we recommend you book this tour well in advance (especially during the peak season of December-February).
Please note this is a fully guided walking tour, which is the only way to access the Hobbiton Movie Set.
Tours operate in all weather conditions; umbrellas are provided in the event of rain.
There is uneven terrain on the set but it is still wheelchair accessible.
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
Small day bag
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.