Guided tour

Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Guided tour

Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Activity provider: Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
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From US$ 55.62 per person

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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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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

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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
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 3634 reviews

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This was a really enjoyable day out. It was a fun and easy walk around the Hobbiton set in beautiful, peaceful country surroundings. The guide brought the set to life with lots of interesting stories from the making of the movies. There was even an opportunity for fans to re-enact an iconic scene from the Lord of the Rings.

March 18, 2023

Always the top of my bucket list to visit and see Hobbiton. I am a big fan of all of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I enjoyed the tour so much and our guide was awesome. It was fun learning the different behind the scenes facts and how they made the magic come alive. I’m really happy they kept it around after filming. I do with they had let us take a picture in Bag End but I also understand wanting to preserve the set. It was really amazing all in all.

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March 15, 2023

Had so much fun wandering through Hobbiton. The setting was exquisite, beautiful lake, lush pastures & stunning gardens framed the wonderfully detailed Hobbit homes. A delight to share with our grandchildren, who have read the books & watched the movies. This was an awesome experience, great range of merchandise at the shop & reasonably priced tasty food at the cafe afterwards. A five star experience.

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March 6, 2023

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