The Evening Banquet Tour

Experience Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk with a guided tour of the Shire.

Your guide escorts you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created.

The tour concludes at The Green Dragon Inn with ample time to relax in front of the open fires enjoying a complimentary beverage from the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range. The guests will then be moved through into the Green Dragon dining room and treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit. The tables will be full of traditional Hobbit fare and as is the tradition in The Shire, second helpings are encouraged.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-­join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of the Shire. The trails will be illuminated by pathlighting and each guest will receive an authentic handheld lantern to light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit hole chimney’s smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.

Please note: Evening Banquet Tours take place twice a week on a Wednesday & Sunday evening. Tuesday Evening Dinner tours may begin for a limited time period over summer. Limited numbers, bookings are essential.

Evening Banquet Tour Prices 

Adults (17+)                    $190.00

Youth (9-16yrs)                $150.00

Child (5-8yrs)                   $100.00

Infant (0-4)                     $0.00   

Please note all rates are displayed in NZD.

Price includes a tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, 1 complimentary beverage of our Hobbit Southfarthing range, a banquet dinner in The Green Dragon Inn and the evening tour back through Hobbiton Movie Set.

Dietary requirements: If you have any dietary requirements please email these through to atleast 48 hours in advance. Please include your booking reference. 

Tours depart from The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland rd, RD2, Hinuera, Matamata. Including transport to and from the movie set from The Shires Rest please allow approx. 4 hours.

Please report to The Shire's Rest no later than 15 minutes before your tour is due to begin. This is a walking tour and sensible footwear is recommended. 

Cancellations & amendments must be made at least 72hours in advance of your tour or no refund will be given.

SHIRE TOURS, SHIRE’S REST, GREEN DRAGON and HOBBITON are registered trademarks of Saul Zaentz Company and are used under license by Ring Scenic Tours Limited and Wingnut Films Productions Limited, which are independently owned and operated.