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COVID-19 Update

Last updated 16 May 2022

The Waikato Region, where Hobbiton Movie Set is located, is operating under COVID-19 Protection Framework 'Orange'.

The Movie Set is OPEN and tours are operating 7 days a week with increased precautions in place. We will continue to review our tour operations in line with government guidelines and changes regularly. 

We look forward to sharing our slice of real Middle-earth with you!

Hobbiton Movie Set under the COVID-19 Protection Framework

We will continue to follow the advice and regulations of the New Zealand government, and will continue to review our policies and processes regularly. 

Additional health and safety precautions under the COVID-19 Protection Framework:

  • Wear a mask. Please wear a face covering when inside our retail venues, or on our buses. 
  • Maintain physical distancing. Please practice physical distancing from people you don't know.
  • Sanitise. Dispensers are located throughout our sites, and we’re also cleaning high touch surfaces regularly.
  • Follow Covid-19 health measures. Stay home if you’re sick, cover coughs with your elbow, and wash your hands regularly.

COVID-19 Protection Framework FAQs

  • Are you open in COVID-19 Protection Framework 'Orange' Setting?

    Yes, we are open and operating 7 days under COVID-19 Protection Framework 'Orange'. 

  • What tours and events are available under COVID-19 Protection Framework 'Orange' setting?

    In the COVID-19 Protection Framework 'Orange' setting, we are open 7 days a week with our Hobbiton Movie Set Tour From The Shire's Rest departing at least 5 times daily. We suggest booking in advance to ensure you can join the tour time that best suits your itinerary - click here to view live availability and book online

    The Evening Banquet Tour and Second Breakfast Tour and special events such as Summer Harvest Festival and Beer Festival are able to under the 'Orange' setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. 

  • I have feedback, who can I speak with?

    Email feedback@hobbitontours.com 

Information correct at time of publication. Operational plans may change to suit Government Guidelines with no notice. 


To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, Hobbiton staff reserve the right to deny entry to our venues and tour experiences to any persons and groups exhibiting any potential COVID-19 symptoms (including but not exclusive to fever, cough and shortness of breath). If you or someone in your group are experiencing symptoms, please advise our staff immediately via phone or email before arriving onsite. 

We will continue to review these practices and take advice from the New Zealand Government and industry.