Grab a great value Hobbiton Movie Set day tour, the award-winning attraction made famous by the popular Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Hidden away on private farmland just outside the small town of Matamata, the charming countryside of The Shire was recreated in exquisite detail, right down to the last leaf. Join us for a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland and see why it continues to draw visitors from around the world.

On your guided tour you'll see all the Hobbiton highlights including charming Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Party tree. You’ll hear behind-the-scenes filming secrets and learn how teams of builders, set designers and even the New Zealand army helped create the stunning scenes around you. After your tour, quench your thirst in the Party Marquee at the Green Dragon Inn with a complimentary Southfarthing drink, brewed exclusively in Hobbiton.

Then sit down to a delicious cafe-style lunch at the Shire's Rest, included in your tour. You'll also have the chance to browse the Hobbiton gift shop and spend your complimentary souvenir voucher before heading back to Auckland.

IMPORTANT INFO: Please read our COVID-19 Travel Info page before booking your tour.


More Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

You can also choose an InterCity Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour and add a guided tour of the stunning Waitomo Glowworm Caves to your day.

GreatSights New Zealand operates a range of daily sightseeing tours to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Tours include hotel pick-ups and driver commentary and depart from Auckland and Rotorua, offering one-way and return options. Commentary in Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin is also available.

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Can I be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation?

Sorry, our great value InterCity day tours don’t include hotel pickup and drop-off. Check out our friends at GreatSights and Gray Line for premium day tour options.

Can I eat and drink on board the bus?

Yes, you can eat cold food and cold drinks on board the bus. We don’t allow hot drinks or food for safety reasons.

Can I bring my bags with me?

You can bring one carry-on item with a maximum weight of 5kg and store check-in luggage under the bus. Take a look at our full luggage policy here.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my tour?

No, our day tours are non-refundable.

How do I book a tour with my pass?

Booking a day tour using your FlexiPass or TravelPass bus pass is a slightly different process. First, you need to make sure you’re logged in to your pass. On your pass dashboard, click on the ‘Tours’ button and follow the instructions to book your tour. Please note not all InterCity day tours are available to book on your pass.

What happens if my day tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

If your day tour is cancelled for any reason, we’ll contact you to discuss your options. These will include a transfer to the next available service, or a refund of your fare.

What should I bring?

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a jacket, sunglasses, a sunhat and your camera. Share your experience with us online by tagging #nzallover!

Are meals included in this tour?

Yes, this tour includes lunch.

Can I move to the Shire and live in a hobbit hole?

Sadly the crew at Hobbiton won’t let you stay overnight, there aren’t enough beds!