Tour 111 


Features a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set plus banquet fit for Hobbits where seconds are encouraged in the Green Dragon Inn!  

Depart Auckland 3pm. Drive south over the Hauraki Plains to the charming rural town of Matamata for a brief visit to the Information centre built like a Hobbit Gatehouse, and a photo with Gollums statue.

Continue to the Shires Rest, gateway to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Join your specialist local guide for a short drive through part of the picturesque 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm. Capture the magic of the Shire with a guided tour of the Movie Set after the crowds have gone and dusk settles on the Shire. See the Hobbit Holes, Bag End (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins home), Party Tree, Lake, The Mill, and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how the Waikato farmland was transformed into the Shire of Middle Earth. Enjoy a convivial drink in the Green Dragon Bar before the banquet is revealed and the group partakes of solid fayre fit for Hobbits where seconds are encouraged and usually with a roaring fire and the Shire cat in attendamce. When replete a lantern will be given to you for a stroll in the moonlight (weather co-operating) around the lake where the Hobbit Holes are lit up and smoke puffs out of the chimneys before returning to the Shires Rest and a little Hobbit nap during the 2 hour journey home.


 Update 15 June.

The fabulous Hobbiton Evening Banquet will start again 4th July! Reservations are open now. Dates scheduled currently are 

July 4,11, 18, 25 

August 8, 22 

September 12, 26 

Octobner 10, 24 

November 7, 14 

December 6, 11, 12, 18, 19. 

International Hobbit Day has now been scheduled again. Its a fabulous day out. Join us on September 19.


Tour 111 


Features a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set plus banquet fit for Hobbits where seconds are encouraged in the Green Dragon Inn.        

Unsolicited comment from past passengers.  

My son and I wanted to thank you for helping us have a special Hobbiton experience last wednesday when you took us down for the evening tour. I have already been recommending your company to several friends and colleagues. Again we appreciate how professional your organisation! (C.F. USA) 

Evening Banquets operate sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, and occasionally on other days. 

Tours depart Auckland 

Winter.       Depart 1pm - Return 10.30pm 

Summer.    Depart  2.45pm - return midnight 

PLEASE NOTE: These evenings are extremely popular and are usually booked out days in advance in winter and months in advance in summer. We do not offer 'seat in coach' tours owing to the difficulty of obtaining space. We are happy to provide a private vehicle and driver for your own exclusive travel or link you if we can on nights we have other people reserved.. Early bookings are essential. Please advise when requesting if you are happy to share.. 

Tour cost per person including  

*  Hotel pick up and return. 

*  Return travel from Auckland, 

*  Tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set 

*  Feast fit for Hobbits in the Green Dragon Inn.

Cost per person

1 travelling                        $790

2 travelling                        $490. 

3 travelling                        $420. 

4-5 travelling                     $370, 

6 plus travelling                 $320 

Days of operation and availability can be checked on but please process your reservation through us to ensure co-ordination of your special evening out. 



Depart Auckland 10am for a farm barbecue lunch at Roselands and a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Cave with a short cruise in the glowworm grotto. Usually there is time to visit a small kiwifruit orchard before continuing via Lake Karapiro and the Waikato River to the Hobbiton Movie Set for your evening feast. 

Extra cost per person

2-3 travelling            $150 

4-5 travelling            $122 

6 plus travelling       $100

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