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LOTR fans won’t want to miss this shore excursion to Hobbiton while at port in Auckland. After a convenient port pickup, you’re driven south past the rolling hills of the Waikato region, stopping along the way for a morning tea break (own expense).

Stroll past colonial buildings on the tree-lined streets before continuing on to the Hobbiton Movie Set, located near Matamata. On arrival at the working sheep farm chosen by Peter Jackson to depict the Shire in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series, follow an entertaining guide on an enlightening tour.

Hear stories about the making of the box-office hits while you peer at cozy hobbit holes and pose for photos at recognizable sites such as the double-arch bridge, the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn.

After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch served at the Green Dragon Inn before ending your shore excursion in Auckland.

Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. It is not suitable for arrival day as the tour departs before ship disembarkation.
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Overview
Visit the home of Bilbo Baggins on a small-group shore excursion to Hobbiton, a New Zealand farm-turned-filming site for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies. While your cruise ship is docked in Auckland, embark on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour of the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Crouch next to hobbit holes and enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn on this must-do tour.
Highlights
  • Day trip to the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • See where Bilbo Baggins lived
  • Pose for pictures outside the hobbit holes
  • Enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Receive a Hobbiton souvenir gift!
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Reviewed 10 August 2018
Fantastic trip to Hobbiton

Loved this trip to Hobbiton, there was only 5 people in our group and so it was like having a complete private tour. Lunch was included and was good at the Green dragon pub in Hobbiton and we got a souvenir voucher and a complementary...More

Thank atradiesvic
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile
Hobbiton

We are visiting Auckland from the UK, and booked the hobbiton tour. Our driver/guide, Rob, was a fount of local knowledge, and kept us entertained on the 2 and à half hour drive to our location. We would definitely recommend beach and bush if you...More

Thank hayes0333
Reviewed 25 February 2018
Great Hobbiton tour

The Hobbiton movie set tour was great. The Bush & Beach tour guide provided excellent history and information about Auckland and New Zealand on the drive. The movie set tour was fantastic! Only negative was the crowds. Our tour stopped for ice cream on the...More

Thank ReeReeB
Reviewed 21 February 2018
Excellent tour led by Wayne

Our day started early with Wayne arriving exactly on time. Pick ups from other hotels took some time but as it was a small bus, not too timewasting. Wayne provided an interesting commentary throughout the trip. He seemed a very safe driver and humorous man...More

Thank Zena943
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile
A fun experience

Guided by Stefan we had a wonderful drive to Matamata learning about local history on the drive with Stefan pointing out landmarks with interesting factoids. He made what would have been a tiring drive into a memorable and fun experience.

Thank Joshua c
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