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The Evening Banquet Tour

See the Shire by day and night followed by a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit™ served inside The Green Dragon™ Inn. 

The Hobbiton Green Dragon Inn

Experience Hobbiton™ Movie Set as you have never seen it before with a guided tour through The Shire™ at dusk. Making the most of the remaining daylight, your tour guide will escort you through the 12 acre site, recounting fascinating stories and anecdotes about the trilogies. The tour concludes at The Green Dragon™ Inn with a complimentary beverage from our 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 heaving with 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 path lighting and handheld lanterns will be provided amongst the guests to help light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up, with Hobbit Hole™ chimneys smoking and lanterns glowing in the darkness.

Evening Banquet Tour includes

  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk
  • Your first Hobbit Southfarthing beverage upon arrival in The Green Dragon Inn
  • A two course banquet feast served inside The Green Dragon Inn fit for a Hobbit
  • Additional drinks available to purchase throughout the night
  • A lantern-lit walk through the movie set under moonlight 

Numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Please advise any dietary requirements you may have at time of booking in the provided field. 

Please be aware this experience involves a shared family-style dining for dinner and dessert inside The Green Dragon Inn. You will be seated at a banquet table with others from your tour departure and the meal is self-service from the centre of the table. 

COVID-19: See our COVID-19 page for information.

View our booking terms and conditions and cancellation policy here


Evening Banquet Tour

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hobbiton Movie Set reserves the right to adapt our tour experiences in order to ensure we can comply with NZ Government restrictions on the date of operation.

Adult (17 years and above).
Youth (9-16 years). Youth 14 years or below must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
Child (5-8 years). Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult- Must also have a ticket allocated.
Infant (0-4 years) Infants must be accompanied by a full paying adult- Must also have a ticket allocated.
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Evening Banquet Menu

This menu is indicative only and subject to change with the seasons without notice

  • Selection of housemade breads and condiments
  • Golden roast chicken DF/GF
  • Roasted fillet of salmon DF/GF
  • Beef casserole GF
  • Slow cooked lamb shanks on bubble and squeak with gravy GF
  • Cumberland sausages with tomato relish
  • Selection of roast vegetables DF/GF/VGN
  • Garlic and thyme roasted potatoes DF/GF/VGN
  • Kumara mash DF/GF/VGN
  • Garlic braised mushrooms DF/GF/VGN
  • Roast pumpkin stuffed with chargrilled succotash DF/GF/VGN
  • Fresh green salad DF/GF/VGN
  • Kiwi pavlova with fresh cream and strawberry coulis GF/V
  • Bakewell tarts V
  • Sticky Date Pudding V
  • Seasonal fresh fruit DF/GF/VGN
  • Baked apple crumble DF/GF/VGN
  • Butterscotch sauce GF/V
  • Honey and cinnamon yogurt GF/V
  • Vanilla custard GF/V
  • Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please include details at check out.
  • This menu is indicative only and subject to seasonal changes without notice

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Does Hobbiton Movie Set have accommodation on site?

    Hobbiton Movie Set do not offer accommodation options on site. For hotel, motel and other accommodation options in the Waikato region, visit www.waikatonz.com/accommodation  or contact a local i-SITE or visitor information centre. 

  • What happens if I am late for my tour?

    If you are going to be late for your tour, we recommend you call us as soon as you are able to so we can discuss options with you. If you are unable to call us and arrive late, we will do our best to put you on the next available tour departure. Please note that if we are extremely busy, the next available tour may be several hours later, and in rare occurrences may not be on the same day.

  • Will my tour still operate in wet weather?

    Yes, we operate in all weather conditions. Umbrellas are provided in the event of rain and we highly recommend you dress appropriately for the weather, with enclosed footwear.

    In the event of extreme weather conditions we reserve the right to make alternative tour arrangements for you.

  • Does the Evening Banquet Tour and Second Breakfast Tour include the Movie Set Tour or do I need to book both to have the full experience?

    Our Evening Banquet Tour and Second Breakfast Tour experiences both include a guided tour of the Movie Set at the beginning of the experience. This is the same tour experience guests get on our day tour. If you wish to do a tour at a different time of day as well, then you are welcome to book multiple experiences. 

  • What does 'No Departure' or 'Fully Booked' mean when searching for tour on your website?

    When you are searching for a tour on our website, there are four statuses that may appear - No Departure, Fully Booked, Book Now - Limited Places and Book Now. 

    No Departure means that the tour experience you are searching for is not available on that date. 

    Fully Booked means that all tickets for that tour experience on that date are sold out. 

    Book Now - Limited Places will appear with a gold button and red writing below. This means that there are only a small amount of tickets left (9 or less) for that tour experience on that date. We recommend booking as soon as possible if you are hoping to join one of these tours as when tickets are fully booked we cannot increase capacity. 

    Book Now will appear with a gold button with white writing on it. This means that there are greater than 10 seats available for that tour experience on that date. We still recommend pre-booking as far in advance as you can to avoid missing the tour day and time that best suits your itinerary. 

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