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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Hobbiton Movie Set

From Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour

Product ID: 115132
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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.
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Duration: 5 hours
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  • 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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Meeting point

The Hobbiton Movie Set Store, 1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

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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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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Product ID: 115132