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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Visit the home of Bilbo Baggins on a small-group shore excursion to Hobbiton, a New Zealand farm-turned-filming site for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies. While your cruise ship is docked in Auckland, embark on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour of the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Crouch next to hobbit holes and enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn on this must-do tour.
  • Day trip to the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland
  • See where Bilbo Baggins lived
  • Pose for pictures outside the hobbit holes
  • Enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Receive a Hobbiton souvenir gift!
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Local guide
Fully guided Hobbiton Movie Set tour
Lunch
Shopping voucher
Drink in the Green Dragon
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Morning tea and additional food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. Not suitable for arrival day as tour departs before ship disembarkation. Please advise of your inner city Auckland accommodation.
The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from
most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and
we can give you a pick up time or meeting location.

Ports

  • This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise


Departure Time

7:00 AM
LOTR fans won’t want to miss this shore excursion to Hobbiton while at port in Auckland. After a convenient port pickup, you’re driven south past the rolling hills of the Waikato region, stopping along the way for a morning tea break (own expense).

Stroll past colonial buildings on the tree-lined streets before continuing on to the Hobbiton Movie Set, located near Matamata. On arrival at the working sheep farm chosen by Peter Jackson to depict the Shire in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series, follow an entertaining guide on an enlightening tour.

Hear stories about the making of the box-office hits while you peer at cozy hobbit holes and pose for photos at recognizable sites such as the double-arch bridge, the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn.

After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch served at the Green Dragon Inn before ending your shore excursion in Auckland.

Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. It is not suitable for arrival day as the tour departs before ship disembarkation.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hobbiton Movie Set
While you’re in port in Auckland, travel south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Stretch your legs and enjoy a stop for morning tea (own expense) en-route to Hobbiton Arrive in Hobbiton, where your movie set tour begins. Explore the magical world of ‘the Shire’ as your guide entertains you with stories about the making of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. See the hobbit holes, the mill and the double-arch bridge, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Pose for pictures at the door of Bilbo Baggins’ house and see stunning views overlooking the largest ‘outdoor set’ in the world! Cross the double-arch bridge and enjoy a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn. After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch (included) at the Green Dragon Marquee before traveling back to Auckland. Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. Not suitable for arrival day as tour departs before ship disembarkation
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Green Dragon Inn
The Green Dragon™ Inn was the meeting place for all residents of Hobbiton™, who would gather in the warm surroundings of the bar to chatter about the day’s events. The quality of the ale and food was renowned throughout The Shire™. Since 2012, we have been privileged to present The Green Dragon Inn as part of our experience. The Green Dragon Inn is an exceptional example of expert craftsmanship. Enjoy lunch in the amazing surroundings of the Green Dragon Inn.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Tour limited to 30 people
  • All luggage must be kept aboard your ship or at a luggage storage facility at the port (own expense)
  • Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. Not suitable for arrival day as tour departs before ship disembarkation.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour walks around the set at Hobbiton, including an upwards gradient
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bush and Beach

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.

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