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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton™ Movie Set while doing a Lord of the Rings tour in New Zealand, the bucolic setting for The Shire™ that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

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.

Tour Information

  • 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
  • Highlights include Hobbit holes, Green Dragon™ Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

Departure Times

  • The Shires Rest: Every 30 mins between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm daily
  • Matamata i-Site: Every 45 mins between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm daily
  • Rotorua: 8.15 am & 1.15 pm daily

Departure Locations

Tours depart from three different locations including:

  • The Shires Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hineura, Matamata
  • Matamata i-Site, 45 Broadway, Matamata
  • Rotorua accommodation pick ups

Duration

  • One Hour Guided Tour
  • Allow 2 hours total from The Shires Rest
  • Allow 3 hours total from Matamata i-Site
  • Allow 4.5 hours total from Rotorua

Location

The Shires Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.

*Infant (0-4 yrs) FREE for The Shires Rest and Matamata i-Site departures and tours

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