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


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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour + Meal Combo

Experience the magic of Hobbiton™ Movie Set with one of our daily shared tour departures from The Shire's Rest followed by a delicious buffet lunch served inside the festive Party Marquee.

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. 

Experience the taste of the Shire™ with a delicious buffet lunch served in the Party Marquee. The painted canvas exterior, vibrant bunting and colourful lanterns means visitors are immersed in the festive magic of the movies. The Party Marquee is adjacent to The Green Dragon™ Inn, with the garden bar seating overlooking the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, providing an exquisite view for all our guests. Your meal is served buffet style from a specially themed table, bursting with hobbit fare, with shared table seating to dine family style with your group

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 are only available in conjunction with selected Shire's Rest departures. 

Please be aware this experience involves a shared dining experience inside the Party Marquee. You will be seated at a banquet table with others from your tour departure and the meal is self-service from the buffet. 

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Tour + Lunch Combo until 30 November 2023

For tour bookings until 30 November 2023, please book below. For bookings from 1 December 2023, please scroll further and use the next booking panel.

Adult (17 years and over).
Youth (9-16 years). Youth 14 years or younger must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
Child (0-8 years). Children are FREE but must have ticket allocated prior to arrival and be accompanied by a full paying adult.


Please be aware a major construction project will be underway on the Movie Set on this date as we build the interior of a Hobbit Hole on Bagshot Row. This project will have some effect on tours through the movie set from March-November 2023. Tours will continue throughout this period but will take an alternate route around the construction zone and the three Hobbit Holes on Bagshot Row will not be visible. We ask that you keep this in mind when making your booking with us.  You can learn more here. 

Tour + Lunch Combo from 1 December 2023
Tour + Lunch Combo from 1 December 2023

For tours after 1 December 2023, please book below. 

ADULT (18+ years)
YOUTH (11-17 years). Youth 14 years or younger must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
CHILD/INFANT (0-10 years). Children and infants are FREE but MUST have a ticket allocated prior to arrival and be accompanied by a full paying adult. Please book a ticket for all children travelling in your group.


Marquee Festive Feast

Tour + Lunch Combo

Served Buffet Style

  • Slow roasted beef rump DF/GF
  • Marinated chicken DF/GF
  • Minted lamb casserole DF/GF
  • Battered fish with a tartare sauce
  • Creamy Pesto Pasta
  • Tomato and coconut vegetable curry DF/GF/VGN
  • Chefs choice of seasonal vegetables DF/GF/VGN
  • Herb roasted gourmet potatoes DF/GF/V
  • Bulgur wheat salad DF
  • Garden fresh green salad DF/GF/VGN
  • Hobbit Slaw DF/GF/VGN
  • Steamed rice DF/GF/VGN
  • A selection from the Green Dragon dessert kitchen including sweet slices and cakes
  • Seasonal fruit salad DF/GF/VGN
  • Baked apple crumble DF/GF/VGN
  • Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please include details at time of booking. Please note, while we offer Gluten Free menu options, we are not a gluten free kitchen. Cross-contamination could occur and we are unable to guarantee that any item can be completely free of allergens.
  • This menu is indicative only. Some menu items may vary based on the season and availability.