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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour

Experience the magic of Hobbiton™ Movie Set with one of our twice daily departure from Rotorua. 

The Hobbiton Green Dragon Inn

Venture from geothermal Rotorua with us on one of our twice daily tours, with pick-up from our very own Hobbiton Movie Set Shop, located at 1235 Fenton Street. You will cruise through the stunning Mamaku Ranges and into the Fitzgerald Glade in one of our Hobbiton coaches, before you find yourself in the Waikato region and deep in the captivating landscapes on the Shire.

You will then have the chance to experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Please note: pre-booking your tour is essential. Our tours can sell-out well in advance so please pre-book to avoid disappointment. 

Daily Tours
From Rotorua
Adult (17 years and above). $124.00 from 1 April 2020.
Youth (9-16 years). $79.00 from 1 April 2020.
Child (0-8 years) transfer cost only.
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For tours departing Matamata

For tours departing Matamata

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do I have to go on a tour or can I go by myself?

    To ensure all our guests have the complete experience the only way to access the Hobbiton Movie Set is with a fully guided walking tour.

  • What is the difference between the tour from Matamata, TSR (The Shires Rest) & Rotorua Hobbiton Shop?

    There is no difference in the tour itself.

    If you are self-driving we suggest choosing The Shires RestTM  (501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata) as there are no off-set transfers included. We offer free parking for the duration of the tour with spaces to suit campervans.

    The Matamata i-SITE (45 Broadway, Matamata) and Rotorua Hobbiton Shop tours (1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua) are for those who need to transport to and from our direction location at The Shire's Rest. 

    For options from other cities such as Auckland or Tauranga click here to visit our Transfers page.

  • Do I need to book in advance?

    Yes, we strongly recommend booking in advance as our tours do sell out. You can make a reservation online by clicking here. Alternatively you can make a reservation by calling us on (07) 888-1505 or by contacting us here.

    Please note, all of our tours are subject to availability at the time of booking. 

  • Are they still filming?

    Filming at Hobbiton Movie Set has finished and tours running as normal.

  • How do I get to the Hobbiton™ Movie Set?

    Visit our Getting Here page to view a map with driving routes from Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo and Tauranga. You can also view a list here with transfer options from Auckland, Tauranga, and Hamilton. 

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