Hobbiton Express Tour: Hobbit Hole
Hobbiton Express Tour: The Mill
Hobbiton Express Tour: Guests
Hobbiton Express Tour: Green Dragon Inn
Hobbiton Express Tour: Bag End

Hobbiton Express Tour from Auckland

The Hobbiton Express Tour from Auckland will guarantee a personal experience in a small group, which will take you to the place where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were showcased to the world. As part of your tour, you’ll also visit the Party Marquee where you’ll enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Your tour will begin as soon as you are collected from where you’re staying in Auckland City. As you travel through the stunning landscapes of Waikato your private tour guide will provide extensive commentary and insights about the Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit trilogies. This will include explaining where specific areas appeared in the movies and some of the iconic events that happened there.

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  • Meeting point

    Auckland city centre pick up from 06:30hrs

  • Tour departs

    Daily at 07:00hrs (Jan – Dec)

  • Tour ends

    Auckland city centre drop off at 15:15hrs approx.

  • Live guide speaks

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  • Max group size

    18 persons

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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.

Once your transport arrives at the Hobbiton Express Tour from Auckland you’ll find yourself in the heart of the countryside, boasting unimaginable beauty in the picturesque setting. Your tour will begin once you set foot in Hobbiton, Matamata which resides in New Zealand’s HamiltonWaikato area.

Your private Hobbiton tour guide will lead you to where all the magic began: Hobbiton in the centre of The Shire where Frodo, Bilbo and other illustrious Hobbits set foot. You’ll venture down to the Hobbit Holes on foot, and get to see a total of 44 houses where a wealth of food and warm hearths were enjoyed.

You might like to take advantage of a fantastic photo opportunity standing in a Hobbit House doorway. Just South of Bag End is where the Party Tree resides in the centre of Party Field, where Bilbo’s farewell party was held. A breathtaking view of the entire movie set can be enjoyed while you perch at the gate leading to Bilbo’s house in Bag End.

Take a stroll across the bridge as you walk you past The Mill, which burnt down and became known as The New Mill once it was rebuilt. Arrive at the Green Dragon Inn where Frodo and his friend Samwise Gamgee regularly visited, and enjoy a beer, cider or ale completely on the house. Your next stop is where you’ll enjoy your complimentary lunch in the Party Marquee.

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

Once you leave the Party Marquee you may enjoy a trip to the Hobbiton Gift Shop, where you’ll be able to spend an NZ$10 voucher provided completely free. Transport back to your Auckland accommodation will then be provided to ensure arrival in the afternoon to beat the evening rush hour.

Sumptuous buffet lunch in the Party Marquee
Free souvenir voucher
Return transport with full commentary from Auckland
Your guide stays with you for the whole day (no transport changes for your return to Auckland)
Admissions and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation


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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