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Hobbiton & Hamilton Gardens Day Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton is the world-famous movie set where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed! Hamilton Gardens is home of NZ first traditional Maori garden and a beautiful spot to enjoy the outdoors.

Hobbiton is the world-famous movie set where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed!
Hamilton Gardens is home of NZ first traditional Maori garden and a beautiful spot to enjoy the outdoors.


  • Convenient pick up and drop off to central Auckland accomodation
  • Small personalised group tour with a maximum of 12 people
  • 1x Free Beer or Ginger Beer
  • Hamilton Gardens visit

The drive to Hobbiton will take two and a half hours. We’ll make a short stop along the way to stretch our legs. Upon arriving we have around 10 mins to use toilets or buy some food/snacks (optional extra costs).

The Hobbiton Tour will take us to the famous location that has been the home for the film crew of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit during the time of production. Enjoy!

After a long and informative tour, we’ll take our lunch around just outside the farm at the “Shire’s Rest” café. You have the option to bring your own food or buy from the café.

We then depart for Hamilton. One of Hamilton’s major attractions is the Hamilton Gardens, where we can spend some time enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Come for a walk, relax, or enjoy coffee and ice cream at the cafe by the lake. We will be back in Auckland at the end of the day, where you will be dropped off by Britomart.

Per Person $260.00

What's included

  • Pick up and drop off at inner-city hotel
  • Excellent driver and guide
  • Refreshments on board
  • All entrance fees and taxes
  • Entrance to Hobbiton
  • Hamilton Gardens visit


  • Allow approximately 10 hours for the whole experience


  • 501 Buckland Road
  • Matamata 3472


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Tour itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to the groups desire. *** Minimum number of 4 people to operate, single bookings are waitlisted to confirm ***

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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craiga6 from New Zealand wrote on 08 October 2022


Driver late to pick up with no markings on the bus. On the itinerary drop off was Britomart this didn't happen. Driver drove fast especially on quiet roads and a number of times on his phone while driving.

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davidc72 from Brazil wrote on 03 December 2022


Passeio fantástico!!!! indescritível está no mesmo local onde foram gravadas as cenas do filme. um cenário realmente criado com muito amor e cuidado com os mínimos detalhes! Eu e meus filhos amamos.

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gillianr5 from New Zealand wrote on 21 February 2023

Hobbiton and Hamilton Gardens

Most enjoyable day and would recommend it to those who enjoy the story of the Hobbits and also the amazing work of the gardeners who have made the different garden themes such a picture to see.

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Hibiki from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2023

sense of distrust

We were booking this tour. But I received a email that my chosen date hasn’t reached the minimum number of participants required to host the trip. And our trip was rescheduled to another date without asking. I contacted them many times to get my money back because we couldn’t attend that day, but I don’t yet receive any reply. My money is still not refunded.

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cosel from New Zealand wrote on 18 December 2022

Totally Disappointed !!!

If I could rate a negative star, I would do it. I initially booked the tour for Dec 10 but it rescheduled to Dec 18 which was totally acceptable for me. But on that day (Dec 18, today), I went to the pickup location (which was a bus stop near the auckland art gallery) on 7:50 AM (the pickup time is 8AM) but I couldn't find any buses. I tried to call their number 02102641688 and no one answeres (may be early). I waited at the pick location until 8:30AM and after that went back home, felling totally disappointed. I am still not sure if they would refund me back or not. If anyone from this tour want to reach me, here is my no. 0224210685.

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From Hobbiton & Hamilton Gardens Day Tour from Auckland

Sorry about your bad experience, we aim to improve our communication to avoid such problem, your tour has been fully refunded


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