When someone says New Zealand, many people think "Lord of the Rings", and if you are visiting the North Island, you can get up close and personal with the magical world of Hobbiton. Hobbiton, located in Matamata, is the movie set for The Shire in the Lord of the Rings franchise.Book your shared transfer to Hobbiton Movie Set and get lead into the magical world that serves as a backdrop for the beginning of the movies, driving through classic New Zealand farmland, looking out over the Kaimai Ranges, exploring the iconic house of Bilbo Baggins, and having a drink in the Green Dragon Inn. These tours are an absolute must if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, but even people who have not seen the movies or read the books will be inspired by the lush green landscape and movie set that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with return transfers from Auckland.We will be picking you up from your Auckland CBD accommodation or from the Cruise Terminal. We will be travelling on an air-conditioned minibus on the way to Shire Rest in Matamata. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views as you get ready to arrive at the location of the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Green Hobbiton Tour buses and their guide will then take you to explore the 12 acre set, past the Hobbit holes, the Mill and for a finale- a complimentary drink at the world-famous Green Dragon Inn.After the tour, get to enjoy some snacks at the Shire Cafe or do some souvenir shopping at The Shire Store. We will then be heading back to Auckland and we will be dropping you off at your Auckland CBD accommodation or at the Cruise Terminal.-Pick-up and drop from major Auckland CBD Accommodations:-Pick-up and drop-off from Auckland Cruise Terminal-Start time at 8 am and return to Auckland CBD at around 4pm-Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Pass included-Please note that this is a NO Commentary transfer option and no commentaries will be provided by the Minibus Driver but he will be more that happy to answer your questions to the best of his knowledge.Note: Hobbiton Movie Set walking tour includes stars, uphill and uneven surfaces and not the whole tour are wheelchair accessible. However, we can arrange for a buggy/golf cart to those with mobility requirements but this would need at least 2-3 weeks to reserve with the Hobbiton Office.