Venture beyond the door: A major and very exciting development project will be underway on the movie set
from March - December 2023. Learn more here. 


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Second Breakfast Tour

You've already had breakfast, but what about second breakfast? Be the first on the Movie Set and enjoy a hearty breakfast spread served inside our newest venue, the Millhouse. Selected weekend departures available now. 

CONSTRUCTION ON THE SET: A major and very exciting development project will be underway on the movie set
from March - December 2023. Learn more here. 

Make the first footsteps in the morning dew on the Movie Set as part of our first tour of the day. Your tour guide will escort you through the 12 acre movie set, recounting fascinating details from filming the trilogies and pointing out the most iconic sites and scenes. You will arrive in to The Green Dragon™ Inn where you will be offered a complimentary beverage from our exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range. Explore the intricately detailed Inn and relax in front of the crackling fireplace while we prepare your second breakfast feast.

Follow your guide back over the double arch stone bridge to The Millhouse, just across the water from The Green Dragon Inn, where you will be treated to a breakfast spread fit for a Hobbit. The breakfast table will be heaped with seasonal fresh fruit, breads, pastries, preserves and cold meats. A hot breakfast selection featuring an assortment of a Hobbit's favourite breakfast staples including fluffy scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, potatoes, grilled sausages and rosemary mushrooms will be available.  

Coffee and tea will be available throughout, as you enjoy the rustic, intimate interiors of the Old Mill. After you've had your fill, it's time to make your way back through the wandering paths of The Shire and return to The Shire's Rest, after all, this is only the second of a Hobbit's seven daily meals!

Second Breakfast Tour includes

  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • A visit to The Green Dragon Inn with your first Hobbit Southfarthing beverage upon arrival
  • A second breakfast spread in The Millhouse featuring continental and hot items
  • Coffee and tea served inside The Millhouse during second breakfast 

Numbers are limited, so bookings are 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 breakfast inside The Millhouse. 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


Second Breakfast Tour until 30 November 2023
This tour experience is very popular, we recommend booking as far in advance as you can.

For tour bookings until 30 November 2023, please book below. Bookings from 1 December 2023 will be available soon.

Adult (17+ years)
Youth (9-16 years)
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.
Tour + Lunch Combo from 1 December 2023
Tour + Lunch Combo from 1 December 2023

For tours after 1 December 2023, please book below. 

ADULT (18+ years)
YOUTH (11-17 years). Youth 14 years or younger must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
CHILD/INFANT (0-10 years). Children and infants are FREE but MUST have a ticket allocated prior to arrival and be accompanied by a full paying adult. Please book a ticket for all children travelling in your group.

Second Breakfast Menu

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

  • A selection from the pastry basket : Freshly baked scones, sweet danish pastries, muffins, whipped cream, jams and butter
  • Fresh seasonal fruit DF/GF/VGN
  • A selection of sliced cold meats GF
  • Local breakfast cheeses : with crackers and bread
  • Preserves and pickles
  • Fresh orange and fruit juice
  • Coffee and tea
  • Fluffy scrambled eggs DF/GF
  • Grilled tomato relish DF/GF/VGN
  • Sautéed potatoes with fried onion and herbs DF/GF/VGN
  • Grilled lamb sausage DF/GF
  • Streaky bacon DF/GF
  • Rosemary mushrooms DF/GF/VGN
  • Please include any dietary requirements in the provided field and our chefs will cater for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is The Shire's Rest™?

    The Shire's Rest is our headquarters and location where all of our tours depart from. It is located at 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata - click here for directions

    It is located approximately 15 minutes from Matamata town centre, and from here it is about a 10 minute bus ride to the Movie Set which is included in our tours.

    You do not need to book a tour to visit The Shire's Rest. On site here at The Shire's Rest is our Ticketing Centre, Retail Shop and Cafe. There is ample parking here on site, with plenty of space for large vehicles and camper vans too. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

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