Hobbiton and Weta Workshop Unleashed Experience

  • Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: BB7Weta

If you want to book for a group of 4 or more on a date that is not available or sold out, please get in touch with us at info@bushandbeach.co.nz or call 09 837 4130.  We may be able to arrange another vehicle for you.

Visit two iconic New Zealand attractions with this small group day tour to Hobbiton Movie Set and Weta Workshop Unleashed. The day includes a fully guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set and we also have a great lunch at the shires rest cafe. From 2021 we will be reintroducing the sumptuous lunchtime feast in the Party Marquee. This is followed by a guided tour of the Weta Workshop experience in Auckland.

Our experienced guides look after you all day from pick up to drop off at Weta Workshop in Auckland. Enjoy full commentary on the way with insights into the areas you are travelling through and background to both Hobbiton and Weta.

Our first stop on the way to Hobbiton is a at a small cafe – a chance to get a quick snack or coffee if you need it. Then we are off to Hobbiton, where we will drive you down to the set itself and have one of the specialist Hobbiton guides take you on a walking tour around the 44 Hobbit holes. You will get the chance to have a photo in the doorway of a Hobbit house, see the Party Tree and stand by the gate to Bilbo’s house ‘Bag End’ overlooking the whole set to the hills in the distance. Before your buffet lunch feast in the Party Marquee** (which is included in the price) enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn. After lunch we’ll give you a $10 souvenir voucher to spend at the Hobbiton gift shop before we return to Auckland where you are dropped off at the door of the Weta Workshops Unleashed Experience.

You have a 90-minute behind-the-scenes guided tour of three fictional movie projects and see the work that went into creating sets, props and special effects. You have the opportunity to be fully hands-on, with the chance to hammer out armour, create tinfoil models, operate on an alien creature, and walk through a fantastical set featuring a turquoise blue river floor, castle tunnels and grass hillsides.

Bush and Beach have been running small group day tours from Auckland for 35 years so you are in very experienced hands. Our fleet of modern vehicles mean you will be comfortable all day.

**For the rest of 2020 Hobbiton are not running the feast so instead after the tour we have lunch at the Shires Rest cafe at Hobbiton. There has been a price reduction to reflect this.