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Experience the Trilogy

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is an essential stop on the itinerary of all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set. Experience Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Sir Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your fully escorted tour through the ten-acre site will reveal fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, bridge and Mill created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit can be viewed and you can see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire.



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The Trilogy Experience
This unique trilogy combines some of the best that the North Island of New Zealand has to offer - Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Te Puia and Te Po combo, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Experience Hobbiton Movie Set, the picturesque setting for the Shire, featured in the Sir Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Te Puia & Te Ra Day Pass + Te Po Indigenous evening experience Deluxe Combo
Te Puia, the home of Maori culture and cuisine. Be mesmerised by the world famous geyser Pohutu, the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere.

Discover Waitomo
Descend into the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms, and explore the spectacular formations of Ruakuri Cave.

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