Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland
The Lords of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies brought us a completely new world of fantasy. The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland brings the adventures of Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf and their friends to life as you retrace the footsteps and embrace the iconic locations from the movies.
The first of The Lord of the Rings trilogy may have released in 2001, and The Hobbit in 2012 but The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland filmed by Peter Jackson still remains one of New Zealand’s biggest fantasy attractions of the past decade. Without Auckland, the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogies would not exist, so this tour offers a one-of-a-kind experience for you to embrace these magical stories.
The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland begins as soon as you get collected from Aukland CBD, and from here on is where the magic kicks in. Enjoy a two-hour drive across the stunning South Aukland location, and the drive will arrive at Waikato. While you travel by car there are some breathtaking photo opportunities to take advantage of.
Your next stop will include a visit to the Shire’s Rest Cafe, as the name suggests you’ll be able to have a rest while enjoying some tasty food and drink. Whether you’re a Lord of The Rings superfan or someone just starting out, you’ll be certain to find a keepsake available at the Hobbiton Gift Shop here.
Next up will be where you’ll climb aboard The Hobbiton bus where you’ll enjoy a two-hour journey to explore The Hobbit Village. Experience the Hobbit Holes where good food and a sit by a warm hearth are an absolute must. Once you’ve explored where our first Frodo and Bilbo Baggins encounters occurred, your tour guide will show you around The Mill before taking you to see the picturesque Double Arched Bridge by The Shire. A wealth of photo opportunities you won’t find anywhere else reside here, so it’s recommended to keep your camera close by.
Finally, you might like to pay a visit to The Green Dragon Inn for a drink or two. Hobbits from Bywater and nearby Hobbiton often visited the inn, and it was here that Bilbo Baggins first met Thorin and Company before their journey began.
Once you arrive at the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland you’ll get a solid two hours to explore all of the sights.
You will be collected for a return from Waikato on a picturesque journey to Auckland CBD.
When you visit the Green Dragon Inn, you’ll receive a beer, ginger beer or a cider completely on the house.
Let’s face it, Gandalf is no spring chicken, so visitors of all ages are welcome!