Hobbiton Movie Set and Weta Workshop Tour from Auckland

Visit two iconic New Zealand attractions with this small-group day tour to Hobbiton Movie Set and Weta Workshop Unleashed.

The day includes a fully guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and we also have a great lunch at the Shire’s Rest Cafe. From 2022 we will be reintroducing the sumptuous lunchtime feast in the Party Marquee. This is followed by a guided tour of the Weta Workshop Unleashed experience in Auckland.

From 210 per person

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Highlights

  • Admissions and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Admission and guided tour of Weta Workshop Unleashed
  • Great lunch at the Shire's Rest Café (2021)
  • Sumptuous buffet lunch in the Party Marquee (from 2022)
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • 10 NZD souvenir voucher

Tour details

Full description

Our experienced guides look after you all day from pick up to drop off at Unleashed in Auckland. Enjoy full commentary on the way with insights into the areas you are travelling through and background to both Hobbiton Movie Set and Weta Workshop Unleashed.

Hobbiton Movie Set
Hobbiton Movie Set

Our first stop on the way to Hobbiton is at a small cafe – a chance to get a quick snack or coffee if you need it. 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.

Green Dragon Inn Bar
Green Dragon Inn Bar

Before your feast in the Party Marquee (from 2022) you cross the bridge by the mill to go into the Green Dragon Inn where you can enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer.

Buffet Lunch in the Party Marquee
Buffet Lunch in the Party Marquee

After lunch, we’ll give you a 10 NZD souvenir voucher to spend at the Hobbiton gift shop before we return to Auckland where you are dropped off at the door of the Weta Workshops Unleashed Experience.

Weta Workshop Unleashed
Weta Workshop Unleashed

You have a 90-minute behind-the-scenes guided tour of three fictional movie projects and see the work that went into creating sets, props and special effects. You have the opportunity to be fully hands-on, with the chance to hammer out armour, create tinfoil models, operate on an alien creature, and walk through a fantastical set featuring a turquoise blue river floor, castle tunnels and grass hillsides.

Weta Workshop Unleashed
Weta Workshop Unleashed

Accessibility

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.

Locations (3)

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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