Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour

From £44.97 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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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
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. Choose from two options when booking: an English or Mandarin tour.  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 Holes, 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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata

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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
    • Children aged 0-8 years may join the tour for free with a full-paying adult and must have a ticket allocated
    • Tours operate in all weather conditions; umbrellas are provided in the event of rain
    • There is uneven terrain on the set; approximately 75% is wheelchair accessible
    • The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour inclusive of transfers from Rotorua is available for purchase separately on GetYourGuide
    • Children participate for free but must have tickets allocated prior to arrival and be accompanied by a full paying adult, please ensure you select a ticket for all children in your group
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    4.8 / 5

    based on 2719 reviews

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    Really enjoyed our time at Hobbiton! Well organised, felt like we had a good amount of time to look around and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Plenty of opportunities for photos and good info from the guide. Complimentary drink at the end was a nice touch and a great way to end the experience. Would definitely recommend, whether you're a fan or not!

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    May 26, 2021

    The setting for all the Hobbit houses and gardens were simply magical. The little video shown on the bus going to the Anderson's farm was great with Peter Jackson talking and music playing from the film. The story of why Peter Jackson wanted to film there, and how it all developed was very interesting. The Dragon Inn was amazing, as was the bridge going over the pond with the water-mill. The detail in things like the Oak tree over Bilbo Baggins house was incredible (hard to believe it wasn't real). So was all the artificial fruit, vegetables and cakes etc. It was so good to see real vegetables and flowers growing in the Hobbit gardens too.

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    May 18, 2021

    We were made so welcome. We were lucky with the weather which made the whole experience very pleasurable. There were four of us and we all agreed it was better than we had expected. We had expected it to be good but it was more than that. We loved it. My friend and I were taken in the golf cart and that was so wonderful. My friend has a fused ankle so can't walk well and I have a heart issue (heart failure actually) so I cannot walk up even the slightest incline without running out of breath. I feel I have to explain this because neither of us look as though we need the golf cart for people with disabilities but neither of us could have done the tour on foot. I can't tell you how much we appreciated that cart tour. And the man who drove us (Nick?) was wonderful. Hobbiton was bigger than I thought it would be. As a New Zealander I felt very proud that we have this marvelous place to show off. I might even have to see the films now since I never have.

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    April 20, 2021

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