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Matamata: Early Bird Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour

Product ID: 303728
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Avoid the crowds and be among the first steps to break the dew and 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.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid the crowds by being on the first or second tour of the day
  • Enjoy an 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
Full description
Be one of the first of the day to 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 movies. 

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 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.
Includes
  • Being the first or second group to visit the set
  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set
  • Complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to or from the venue

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The 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. If driving from the following popular destinations, please allow plenty time to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure. 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).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
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
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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based on 11 reviews
Review summary
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Value for money
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Product ID: 303728