Discover and explore the real Middle-earth™ at the original Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbiton™ films. Set in the quaint regional North Island town of Matamata, it is easy to see why this picturesque, rolling, Waikato farmland was chosen to bring Tolkien's Hobbiton™ to life. Your insightful local guide will take you on an unforgettable journey of this captivating landscape, visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and Frodo, take a wander around the Shire™ and even sit under the famous “Party Tree”. While you marvel at how realistic the setting is, let your guide fill you in with further insights and behind-the-scenes information pertaining to the making of the film. Remember to take as many photographs as you can during this enchanting and surreal tour!
You will be fully guided 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. To top off your magical experience, visitors get to hand-feed some very cute, fluffy lambs before spending time in The Shire™ Store. If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings series, this film set tour is a must-go!
Tours depart in 30-minute intervals daily from 09:00am until 03:30pm, except on Christmas Day (25 December).
How to Use
Please present a printed or mobile voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.
Upon successful purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata