1. New Zealand
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  3. Rotorua
  4. Hobbiton Movie Set

From Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour

Product ID: 115132
Explore the Hobbit movie set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy on this half-day tour from Rotorua. See how New Zealand's landscape was transformed into the famous Hobbit holes of the Shire. Hear inside stories on the making of the blockbuster films.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.


  • Experience the magic of the Hobbiton Movie Set with round-trip bus transfers from Rotorua
  • Listen to fascinating stories from your guide as you explore the 12-acre site
  • See where major scenes were filmed and discover behind-the-scenes secrets
  • Enjoy an exclusive beverage at the Green Dragon Inn and get your photo taken in front of a Hobbit Hole
Full description
Venture to the lands of Middle Earth on this half-day Hobbit movie set tour from Rotorua. Visit the working sheep farm that director Peter Jackson transformed into the Shire where Bilbo Baggins lived and the quest for the ring began.

Journey by coach across the scenic Mamaku Ranges and through the native Fitzgerald Glade before arriving in the Waikato region and the rolling hills of The Shire. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, and experience all the magic of the only set still intact from the movie trilogy. Wander the rambling paths and see the submerged Hobbit Holes that litter the hillsides. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm as you marvel at the mighty Kaimai Range in the distance. 

Follow your guide around the set to see it in all its intricate detail, and hear how movie magic was made at the 12-acre site. Sample an exclusive, specially-brewed beverage at the Green Dragon Inn to conclude your Middle-earth adventure, and get some free time to browse the Shire Store before the return journey to Rotorua. 
  • Round-trip transfers from Rotorua
  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Confirmation of your booking will be received within 48 hours
• This is a guided walking tour. Sensible footwear is recommended
• Transfers from Rotorua are approximately 1 hour each way
• Tours operate daily every day of the year except December 25
• Children aged 0-8 years old may join this 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
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 127 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We opted to buy our tickets online and take the tour bus from the Hobbiton Movie Set Store. We watched short videos on our way to Matamata that explained the choosing of the location and all the behind scenes. Very entertaining and informative. We were blessed with a sunny day and I was impressed with the organization of the tour and of course seeing Hobbiton was a delight, beautiful place.

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January 10, 2020

The tour was better than expected. I couldn't understand everything with the English guide, but I enjoyed the knowledge and explanation of the guide carefully. I didn't know that one drink (including alcohol) was included. Not only on this tour, Japanese vouchers are useless, so it is better to bring them in English in English-speaking countries.

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December 7, 2019

Had a wonderful tour. Although it was raining, we managed to complete the tour with fun.

February 23, 2020

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Product ID: 115132