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Bus Hire for Hobbiton

If you love the Lord of the Ring Trilogy or the Hobbit series you have to visit Hobbiton.  Hobbiton is the permanent set created for the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.  It is a 2.5 hour bus trip from Auckland through some beautiful Waikato countryside.

The hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, and other structures created for the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire.  Hobbiton Movie Set provides visitors with first-hand insights into the details that went into creating the set.

Visitors are guided under the party tree and through the ten acre site past over 40 hobbit holes including Samwise Gamgree’s home and the iconic front door of Bilbo Baggins’ house Bag End. Knowledgeable tour guides provide fascinating insight into how the movie set was created and what went on during filming of both trilogies.  

If you have a large group we can arrange for your trip to Hobbiton and provide you significantly discounted prices on entry into the Hobbiton Movie Set.  As always we are willing to shape this trip to take in other attractions in this area.

To see more activities check out our post on top group activities in Auckland and see what you can do in Auckland City.