Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Experience the magic of a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour on a fully guided half day sightseeing tour.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

With Sir Peter Jackson's release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and more recently, The Hobbit, New Zealand has become known as the 'Home of Middle Earth'. Experience the real Middle Earth on the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire for yourself.

Departing from Rotorua, you travel just under 1 hour north to a stunning sheep farm which is the Hobbiton Movie Set.

Your guide will escort you around the set showing you the intricate detailing and pointing out the most famous locations while explaining how the movie magic was made. After your fully guided tour past hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the world famous Green Dragon Inn, you can enjoy a complimentary beverage to conclude your Middle Earth adventure.

At the completion of the tour you return to Rotorua.
Tour Type: Activity
From: Rotorua to Rotorua
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 4.5 hours
Tour Code: DROT01

Regions Visited

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Rotorua, Hobbiton

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn


Season Adult Youth Child  
1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 $124 NZD $79 NZD $35 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tours depart at 8.05am & 1.20pm.

Children: Child age is 0 - 8 years & youth age is 9 - 16 years.
Average Score: 4.5 (2 ratings)
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This was not part of our initial itinerary but when we had a free afternoon while in Rotorua we decided to splurge and go for this tour.

We went on the last tour which leaves around 1 pm from downtown Rotorua, you get on a comfy bus that takes you to a town called Matamata and you arrive at the movie set about an hr later. You really do feel like you have arrived in Middle Earth as you enter the sprawling movie set with 44 hobbit houses and showcases New Zealand’s natural beauty at its best.

I didn’t give it 5 stars only because there was a tour ahead of us and behind us ….that kind of forces you to stop and go as your tour guide directs you rather than having the leisure to explore this wonderland at your own pace.

I’m not a die hard Lord of the Rings fan and my teenage daughter has never seen the movie but we were both mesmerized with the landscape and all the details of this movie set. This tour was totally worth the splurge and you are back in Rotorua around 5 pm.
We did the Hobbiton Movie Set tour from Rotorua. We joined the bus on Fenton Street from the Hobbiton shop.

It was a pleasant one hour drive to Hobbiton after which we met our tour guide, Mira. It was her last week working at Hobbiton and she gave us a lovely tour round, showing us all the points of interest and giving us some good stories. We were the third tour in the morning and I would think it is better to get there early as Hobbiton looked quite empty and authentic as there were not many tours already started.

We didn’t feel rushed but of course you are on a time scale as the next tour is waiting to start but at no time did I feel I missed anything. We ended with a drink at the Green Dragon and it was a really nice cider, you had choice of 2 beers, cider and a ginger beer.

I loved the tour! If you have seen the films, read the books or heard anything about MiddleEarth it really is a must.