Tour 001. Please Note hotel pickups and returns are not available with this package. 

Intercity coaches depart and return from Skycity Coach terminal, Hobson St

8.40am         Please be at the Skycity coach terminal 

9.00am         Coach departs Skycity coach terminal 

12.15am       Arrive at the Shires Rest - gateway to the Hobbiton Movie Set.

Depart the Shires Rest for a 2 hour tour with your specialist local Hobbiton guide. Drive through part of the 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm to the Movie Set. Learn how the set was created and see the Hobbit Holes (exterior only) Gardens, Bag End (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins home), Party Tree, lake, The Mill, Green Dragon Inn, and much more. On arrival at the Green Dragon Inn one cold drink awaits - your choice of dark or light beer, apple cider, or non alcoholic ginger ale. Return to the Shires Rest and rejoin your coach to Auckland       

5.30pm    Coach is scheduled to arrive at Skycity Coach terminal.   

Tour 001

Departs Auckland 9am DAILY - Returns 5.30pm 


* Return travel from Auckland to Hobbiton by scheduled Intercity coach

* 2 hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set including one cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn plus shopping time at the Shires Rest 

Tour cost per person 

Adults                                      $179 

Children age 10-14                 $130                             

Children age under 10            $100



An alternative is available (same prices) departing Auckland Skycity coach terminal at 8am arriving Matamata at 11.14am. You have time for lunch (own expense) and a visit to the information centre, built like a Hobbit Gatehouse for a photo opportunity with Gollum's statue.

12.45pm   Depart Matamata for your tour to the Shires Rest and guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set with your Hobbiton specialist guide including one cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Return to Matamata about  about 3.45pm 

4.50pm      Depart Matamata by Intercity coach arriving Auckland Skycity coach terminal at 8pm.

This tour may also be reserved and paid on line but specify in the passenger details that you want HOBBITON AND MATAMATA  - tour 001A                                      

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