Hobbiton Movie Set is open 7 days. Availability is very limited in February. Bookings essential.
Please be aware that the roofs of The Green Dragon Inn and The Millhouse are currently being re-thatched. Scaffolding and maintenance equipment are present in these areas during your experience. 

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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.

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 on a short bus ride through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you on a shared walking tour around the movie set, showing the intricate details, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how movie magic was made here.

Journey past the colourful Hobbit Hole™ doors that scatter the hillsides, including the iconic Bag End, home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, before arriving at Bagshot Row™ for a glimpse of the interior of a humble Hobbit’s home.

Designed and crafted by the renowned creative teams behind the film trilogies, Bagshot Row offers an authentic glimpse into the charming dwellings of Hobbits going about daily life in the Shire. Your guide will lead you through one of two Hobbit Holes offering time to explore the detailed interiors, with each home designed to create an identical experience.    

Continue along the pathways past The Millhouse, across the double-arch stone bridge and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive beverage from our Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range before following your guide up to the Party Marquee.

The Party Marquee is adjacent to The Green Dragon™ Inn with an exquisite view across the water. The painted canvas exterior, vibrant bunting and colourful lanterns means visitors are immersed in the festive magic of the movies. 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 to conclude your 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
Tour + Lunch Combo
$158.00
ADULT (18+ years) $160.00 from 1 April 2025
$98.00
YOUTH (11-17 years). Youth 14 years or younger must be accompanied by a full paying adult. $100.00 from 1 April 2025
FREE
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.
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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.

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