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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.



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Overview



Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to 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 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.

Dinner Evening Tours

Experience Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk with a guided tour of the Shire. Your guide escorts you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created.

The tour concludes at The Green Dragon Inn with ample time to relax in front of the open fires enjoying a complimentary beverage from the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range. The guests will then be moved through into the Green Dragon dining room and treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit. The tables will be full of traditional Hobbit fare and as is the tradition in The Shire, second helpings are encouraged.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-­join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of the Shire. The trails will be illuminated by pathlighting and each guest will receive an authentic handheld lantern to light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit hole chimney's smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.

Evening Dinner Tours take place twice a week on a Wednesday & Sunday evenings.

Tours depart daily from:
  • The Shire's Rest 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata.
  • Matamata i-SITE, 45 Broadway, Matamata.
  • Rotorua.
  • Please report to your departure point no later than 15 minutes before your tour is due to begin.
  • Children are welcome: Youth rate is 10 - 14 years, Child rate is 5 - 9 years, Infant rate is 0 - 4 years.


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