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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour

Experience the magic of Hobbiton™ Movie Set with one of our daily departure locations. 

The Hobbiton Green Dragon Inn

Join us and experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, 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. 

Tour + Meal options available in conjunction with selected Shire's Rest departures:

Experience the taste of the Shire™ with a delicious buffet lunch served in the Party Marquee. Your meal is served buffet style with shared table seating.

Click here for more information and to book Tour + Meal Combo options

Daily Tours
From The Shire's Rest™
$84.00
Adult (17 years and over). $89.00 from 1 April 2020.
$42.00
Youth (9-16 years). Youth 14 years or younger must be accompanied by a full paying adult. $44.00 from 1 April 2020.
$0.00
Child (0-8 years). Children are FREE but must have ticket allocated prior to arrival and be accompanied by a full paying adult.
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Daily Tours
From Matamata I-Site
$84.00
Adult (17 years and over). $89.00 from 1 April 2020.
$42.00
Youth (9-16 years). Youth 14 years or below must be accompanied by a full paying adult. $44.00 from 1 April 2020.
$0.00
Child (0-8 years). Children are FREE but must have ticket allocated prior to arrival and be accompanied by a full paying adult.
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Daily Tours
From Rotorua
$119.00
Adult (17 years and above). $124.00 from 1 April 2020.
$77.00
Youth (9-16 years). $79.00 from 1 April 2020.
$35.00
Child (0-8 years) transfer cost only.
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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. 

  • Can I take photos while on tour?

    Absolutely! We recommend our guests bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as our Movie Set is the perfect place to get some great travel photos. Photos and videos taken on set are for personal use only and can’t be sold or distributed for commercial gain due to intellectual property restrictions. Please contact our reservations team for further information here.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    Hobbiton Movie Set is an outdoor walking tour through meandering paths. For this reason, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes for our tour, and checking the weather forecast ahead of your visit. You can find 10 Day weather forecast information for the Matamata area on Metservice. In the Summer months, we recommend sunscreen and a hat as the sun can become quite hot, as well as making sure you are well hydrated. In Autumn, Winter and Spring, it's best to be prepared with a rainproof outer layer and enclosed shoes as the paths can become muddy. In the event of rain, we have wide umbrellas available that you can use for the duration of your tour. We also recommend our guests bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as our Movie Set is the perfect place to get some great travel photos!

  • Is the Movie Set wheelchair accessible?

    While our Movie Set is not very wheelchair friendly, we do have options available for those who may not be able to complete the walking tour. 

    Please contact one of our Reservations team to discuss your needs. 

  • How do I amend or cancel my booking?

    Amending a booking

    If your travel plans change and you need to amend the date or time of your booking you can do this by contacting our Reservations team via phone on 07 888 1505 or by contacting us here. Once we receive your amendment request we will do our best to amend your booking.

    Please note, all of our tours are subject to availability.

     

    Cancelling a booking

    If you wish to cancel your booking, you may do so by using the above contact details or replying directly to your booking confirmation that was emailed to you when you made your booking. Click here for our cancellation policy.

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