Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set – One Way

This trip from Auckland to Rotorua includes the Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Departing from Auckland city in the morning, this is a wonderful way to get to Rotorua and include a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

From 195 per person

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  • Pick up from inner city Auckland accommodation
  • Admissions and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Transfer to Rotorua at the end of Hobbiton tour

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Our experienced guides look after you all day from pick-up at your Auckland city centre accommodation to Rotorua. They include a full commentary on the way with insights into the areas you are travelling through and background to the movie set you are visiting.

Hillside Hobbit Homes at the Hobbiton Movie Set
The Hobbiton Movie Set is one of the country’s most-loved Middle-earth attractions.

At Hobbiton, we will take you down to the set itself and have one of the specialist Hobbiton guides take you on a walking tour around the 44 Hobbit holes. You will get the chance to have a photo in the doorway of a Hobbit house, see the Party Tree and stand by the gate to Bilbo’s house Bag End overlooking the whole set to the hills in the distance.

The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer.

Hobbiton Express Tour: Green Dragon Inn Bar
Hobbiton Express Tour: Green Dragon Inn Bar

At the end of your Hobbiton Movie Set tour, you will travel on to Rotorua,  with drop-off at selected inner-city Rotorua accommodations included.


The tour at Hobbiton is a walk and is not wheelchair accessible. However, there is a golf cart we can order there (additional costs) based on availability for clients. Clients who are in wheelchairs will need to be able to make their own way onto our vehicles (2 or 3 steps up) and bring a collapsible wheelchair for the boot of the vehicle.

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2. Hobbiton Movie Set

Hillside Hobbit Homes at the Hobbiton Movie Set
The Hobbiton Movie Set in the lush countryside setting of Matamata in the Hamilton - Waikato region of New Zealand is one of the country's most-loved Middle-earth attractions.

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