Venture beyond the door: A major development project is underway on the movie set until December 2023. Learn more here. 


Choose a Tour

Choose a Tour

Private Tour

Private tours of Hobbiton™ Movie Set can be organised for individuals or groups for a more intimate experience. 

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. 

Private group tours of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set can be organised for individuals or groups. Experience the real Middle-earth™ with a private tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire™ that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your personal guide will escort you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie set was created.

The Hobbit Holes™, Green Dragon™ Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. 

Please note, private tours are limited to 6 guests per departure. 

Private tour pricing:

(valid until 30 November 2023)  
Private tour (up to 6 people) $1000.00

Please note all rates are displayed in NZD 

Tour time approx 2 hours. Private tours are limited to 6 guests per departure. 

Private Tours from 1 December 2023 will be 2.5 hours in duration and subject to a minimum spend of $4,000.

Bookings essential

Enquire below

New Zealand Preferred
(Aged 17+)
(Aged 9 -16 Years)
(Aged 0-8 Years)
Request must be made at least 72 hours before requested departure date. Subject to availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is a Private Tour?

    A Private Tour is two hours in duration. From 1 December 2023, this will increase to 2.5 hours. 

  • When can I book a Private Tour?

    Private Tours can be booked on the hour between 9am and 3pm every day apart from Christmas Day. Contact our team and we can check availability for you.

  • Will we be the only group on the Movie Set?

    There will be other tours on the Movie Set at the same time as your Private Tour, however we have tailored our Private Tours so that other tours will not interfere with your experience. You can find more information on our Private Events and Functions here.

  • Is there anything we can add to our Private Tour?

    We can offer a buffet lunch as a part of your experience. Adding lunch to your experience will be an additional cost per person. Please let the team know when enquiring if you would like more information on this option.

    We unfortunately cannot offer any breakfast or dinner experiences with your Private Tour.

    If you would like to explore our other private experiences and venues, you can find information here.

  • Can we add more than 6 people to our booking?

    Private Tours are currently limited to a group size of 6 visitors maximum. If you wish to explore any options for a group larger than this, please contact us to discuss.

  • Can I take Wedding Photo’s at Hobbiton?

    Yes, we have a dedicated Wedding photoshoot product. You can find more information here.

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