We are open every day except Christmas Day.
We recommend booking your tour well in advance over the festive season. 

Discover what we are doing to keep our visitors safe on their adventure here. 


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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Toilet facilities are available at The Shire’s Rest Cafe, the entrance to the Movie Set and at the Green Dragon.
  • Menu requirements for groups need to be pre-advised. Blackboard menu available to FIT market.
  • Sensible walking footwear is required.
  • All prices are retail and in NZ$.  
  • All prices are GST inclusive.
  • Tours and activities operate in all weather conditions, umbrellas are provided in the event of rain.
  • In the event of extreme weather conditions we reserve the right to make alternative tour arrangements.
  • Please note that no tours are able to access the set without being accompanied by a tour guide. The set is located on  private property and is still operated as a working sheep farm.
  • The Shire’s Rest Cafe is open every day (excluding Christmas day).
  • Retail validation dates, 2020-21 valid until 31 March 2021.
  • Foreign language information – Official Tour Guide Document in eleven languages (Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Russian).

Cancellation Policies

Daily Tour, Second Breakfast Tour & Evening Banquet Tour:

Cancellation more than 72 hours before tour departure 100% refund
Cancellation made less than 72 hours before tour departure No refund

If you wish to make amendments to your Daily Tour booking date or time, we are able to amend bookings up to 2 hours before at no cost. 

We are not able to make amendments to Evening Banquet Tour or Second Breakfast Tour within 72 hours of your booking. 

Special Events:

Cancellation more than 7 days before departure 100% refund
Cancellation made less than 7 days before tour departure No refund


Hobbiton™ Movie Set are happy to accommodate all cancellation requests from customers whose international travel plans have been affected by the Covid-19 virus with a 100% refund provided customers have cancelled their tour 72 hours before the scheduled departure. Visit our Covid-19 page for further updates and information. 

For domestic customers whose travel plans are affected by changes to the New Zealand Government Alert Levels, we can provide a 100% refund or transfer your booking to a gift voucher valid for 12 months. We can offer these options up until two hours of your scheduled departure. 

To cancel or postpone your tour with us, please contact our team 

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, Hobbiton staff reserve the right to deny entry to our venues and tour experiences to any persons and groups exhibiting any potential COVID-19 symptoms (including but not exclusive to fever, cough and shortness of breath). If you or someone in your group are experiencing symptoms, please advise our staff immediately via phone or email before arriving onsite. 

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hobbiton Movie Set reserves the right to adapt the tour experience and/or split parties of more than 10 people on to separate departures to comply with NZ Government restrictions of operation.

Service of Alcohol

Hobbiton Movie Set require all customers to produce a form of valid ID in order to be served alcohol from our venues as directed by the New Zealand Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013.

The following forms of ID are accepted:

  • Current Passport
  • New Zealand Drivers License
  • Hospitality New Zealand 18+ Card

The following form of ID cannot be accepted:

  • Overseas Drivers Licence
  • International Drivers License
  • Student Card
  • Youth Travel Card
  • Photocopy of your Passport, 18+ Card or NZ Drivers License
  • Any Passport, 18+ Card or NZ Drivers License that is expired

Please Note

  • When moving or transferring a booking this policy remains as per the original time and date of the booking with no additional charges.
  • Up to a month after the original time and date a booking can be moved but all details are as per the above. 
  • Moving a booking outside of the month after the original time and date forfeits any refund.
  • No refund is claimable without prior notification before your original tour time and date.
  • FYI we do not permit any sales or commercial gain from images or video captured at Hobbiton Movie Set due to intellectual property restrictions and our agreements with the film companies. 

All refunds as per above policy must be claimed within one month of the tour departure date or no refund will be given.

All cancellation queries for Functions and Events must go through our Events Coordinator