Hobbiton Movie Set

MATAMATA AREA, WAIKATO

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In the heart of the Mighty Waikato region, you can explore the lush pastures of the Shire with a guided walking tour of Hobbiton, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

Welcome to Middle Earth™ ! 


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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ($89/adult)




  • This is a fully guided walking tour and sensible footwear is recommended. 
  • 2 hours (including transport between The Shire's Rest and the Movie Set).
  • Tours depart at least three to five times daily from 9.30am. 

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 on a walking tour 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.



Evening Banquet Tour ($199/adult)




  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk
  • A two course banquet feast served inside The Green Dragon Inn fit for a Hobbit
  • Additional drinks available to purchase throughout the night
  • A lantern-lit walk through the movie set under moonlight 
  • 4 hours approximately including transport to and from The Shire's Rest.

Experience Hobbiton™ Movie Set as you have never seen it before with a guided tour through The Shire™ at dusk. Making the most of the remaining daylight, your tour guide will escort you through the 12 acre site, recounting fascinating stories and anecdotes about the trilogies. The tour concludes at The Green Dragon™ Inn with a complimentary beverage from our 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 heaving with 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 path lighting and handheld lanterns will be provided amongst the guests to help light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up, with Hobbit Hole™ chimneys smoking and lanterns glowing in the darkness.



Second Breakfast Tour ($149/adult)