Auckland Private Tours - Day Trips - Shore Excursions

Due to high demand, our Private Tours in Auckland are fully booked until the end of April 2024.

There are still a few seats available on public small group tours for half-day/full- day trips from Auckland.

1 Great Day from Auckland – Exclusive in enchanting Hobbiton

Private Day Tour and Shore Excursion

Auckland Day Tours 4.9/5

Private Tour: Experience your own Middle-Earth adventure and visit the original Hobbiton Movie Set from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit” films – without beeing chained in a large crowd!


Hobbiton is a location like no other in the world, creating a truly unique and memorable day!

Exclusive private guided tours can be organized for individuals or groups by Great Days to experience this awesome venue without the usual large groups and other guests! 

The tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your personal guide will escort you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie set was created. The Hobbit Holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

You will be fully guided around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. During the 2 hour tour you will be taken around the beautiful set, past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and finally into the famous Green Dragon Inn. An experience you will remember for the rest of your life!

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Price per Person (min. 2 Persons): 

NZ$ 785.00  

  • Exclusive private guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set are limited to 6 guests per departure. Larger groups can be organized.
  • A minimum of two persons is required for this tour to go ahead
  • Our tours incl. all tax, fees and admissions
  • Our tour can be customized to suit your requirements precisely! Please note: Bookings are essential
  • Optional: Tour can be combined with an Airport / Cruise Terminal / City Hotel transfer 
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Included within this tour:


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  • Guiding: Licensed Driver Guide, at Hobbiton a private, specialist Hobbiton Guide
  • Commentary: English or German (other languages on request)
  • Transportation: by car, depending on size of group 4WD, Limousine, SUV or 8-12 Seater Luxury Van, Hybrid Vehicle on request
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: selected Auckland City Hotels / close Cruise Ship Terminal / Meeting Point
  • Start of Tour: 7-8am – can be modified according to your cruise ship schedule or timetable
  • Duration: approx. 8.5 hours
  • Entry fee, Private Specialist Hobbiton Guide
  • Snacks: New Zealand bottled water
  • Not included: Meals, Personal Expenses

Quick overview:

This Tour starts by picking you up from your Auckland Hotel or cruise ship terminal. We will enjoy a two-hour scenic drive from Auckland into the rolling green hills of the Waikato district, with scenic stops for amazing photo opportunities while wee make our way to Hobbiton.

The tour of Hobbiton Movie Set is an experience to tantalise the senses of visitors from all across the globe, as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

The extraordinary following that the movies have amassed has led to our tours becoming a must-do while travellers are in New Zealand. Hobbiton Movie Set is the only set that remains intact from the trilogies, and that allows our visitors to fully immerse themselves in the wonders of The Shire as they fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did. There are 44 Hobbit holes in total, all of which were reconstructed in 2011 for The Hobbit trilogy. This time the holes were made out of permanent materials, so the set can continue on as a tourism attraction. Join us on a journey through the unequivocal beauty of the farmland, as we escort you around the Movie Set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

This tour can be customized to suit your requirements precisely!

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  • Our tours incl. all tax, fees and admissions
  • All prices are displayed/charged in NZ$ and may vary in your home currency depending on currency conversion rates.

Additional Information:

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  • Our tours can be customized to suit your requirements precisely. Please let us know your special requests. We love to tailor your holiday.
  • Bookings are essential even if the tours are operating daily.
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions for payments and cancellation policy.
"What I loved about this tour was that the guide was not afraid to get off the beaten track and show us the real country. This was an experience I would definitely want to come back to."
Alene Elvine
HR Manager
“Our guide was everything I hoped for, and more. Great Days really makes a difference, I would have never discovered the beautiful places we stopped at."
Jona Gerber

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