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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)
Youth (9-16 years)
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 guided tour.

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

    It is the same tour however they are different pick up locations. The tour from Rotorua is twice a day and is more expensive than from Matamata or TSR (The Shires Rest) because of the distance.

  • Do I need to book in advance?

    Yes, it is advisable to book in advance. You can make a reservation online by clicking here. Alternatively you can make a phone reservation by ringing (07) 888-1505. If you would like to be picked up from Rotorua you need to book at least 12 hours in advance.

  • Are they still filming?

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

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

    This is a brief description and a link to the Getting Here page.

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