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Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Activity provider: Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
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From US$ 57.64 per person

Experience the magic of a guided Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire as featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Join the official guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Listen to fascinating stories from your guide as you explore the 12-acre set
  • See where major scenes were filmed and discover behind-the-scene secrets
  • Enjoy a drink at The Green Dragon Inn
  • Take your photo in front of one of the Hobbit Holes
Full description

Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Waikato. Step into the stunning landscapes of the Shire, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Take a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the only set that remains intact from the movie trilogies. Wander the rambling paths of The Shire and see the Hobbit Holes in the rolling hillsides. Follow your guide around the set as they show you the most famous locations and explain how the movie magic was made. Walk around the 12-acre set, past Hobbit Hole and the Mill. Then, step into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn. Sample an exclusive, specially brewed beverage to conclude your own Middle-Earth adventure.

  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set
  • Complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Additional drinks at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Hobbiton Movie Set is located a little southeast of Hamilton in a small town called Matamata. Free parking is available on site. If you are driving from Matamata, it’s about a 20-minute drive to the Shire’s Rest Cafe on Buckland Road. Journey times (in brackets) are approximate: Auckland (2 hours), Taupo (1.5 hours), Rotorua (45 minutes), Hamilton (45 minutes), Waitomo (1.5 hours), Tauranga (45 minutes). As part of your guided tour, a bus will take you from the Shire’s Rest car park to the attraction (approximate 5-10 minute journey), as no cars are allowed on the property.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is a guided walking tour and sensible footwear is recommended
  • The only way to access the Hobbiton Movie Set is with a guided tour
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions; umbrellas are provided in the event of rain
  • There is uneven terrain on the set; approximately 50% is wheelchair accessible, however alternative options are available
  • The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour inclusive of transfers from Rotorua is available for purchase separately on GetYourGuide
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based on 2939 reviews

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Our whole family loved the Hobbiton experience. An idyllic setting, professionally run and wonderful staff combined to make this a special day for us all. The team work well together to keep things running smoothly and we even met a couple of the gardeners. The setting is magical and well maintained.

May 1, 2022

it was a big operation, the non-kiwi tourists were rather rude to the local people, disrespectful as my son is partially blind and uses a cane and they just did not give him space, stepped out in front of him and this made our day rather stressful, you need to make more provisions for those with disabilities, we could not hear the video down the back of the bus and missed the introduction video It would be great if you looked after New Zealanders as well as you do tourists

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April 24, 2022

All the staff were friendly and helpful. Our tour guide Sarah was great with lots of info about the film set and also plenty of jokes. There was time to take photos and we stopped at The Green Dragon for a drink before heading back to the bus. Also recommend getting lunch afterwards at the cafe

April 20, 2022

Product ID: 114922