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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua

  • 4.5-hour tour of the Lord of the Rings movie set from Rotorua
  • Gain exclusive access to the movie set
  • Get the inside scoop on how Lord of the Rings was made
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua
From US$83.51
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Hobbiton Morning Tour
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Morning departure to Hobbiton with return transfers from Rotorua
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Hobbiton Afternoon Tour
Afternoon departure to Hobbiton with return transfers from Rotorua
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See where major scenes from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed during this 4.5-hour Hobbiton movie set tour from Rotorua. Visit the North Island sheep farm chosen by director Peter Jackson to depict the Shire, scattered with charming hobbit holes, such as the earthen home of Bilbo Baggins. Hear fascinating stories from your guide on each epic series as you snap photos of your favorites sights from Middle-earth.
What to Expect
Step foot into The Lord of the Rings movie set on a half-day Hobbiton tour, starting with hotel pickup in Rotorua. After a 45-minute drive through spectacular North Island scenery, arrive at the Hobbiton movie set, located in Matamata. Then follow in the imagined footsteps of your favorite characters as you explore this working New Zealand sheep farm.

See where the movie series began as you snap photos in front of places used as hobbit holes in the film trilogy and The Hobbit series, such as Bilbo Baggins’ home.

Your guide points out LOTR favorites, such as the party tree, the pond, the mill, and the Green Dragon Inn before your return to Rotorua.

Please note: The Hobbiton movie set is still in use for an upcoming movie that’s in the process of being filmed. Because of this, you may be required to sign a confidentiality agreement to not publish any images that you take during your tour.
Reviews (326)
1 - 5 of 212 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Hard to believe this is just a film set

On a tour of NZ a visit to Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie set had to be right up the top of the list. We wondered how a film set could be such an attraction but once there the answer was obvious. Set in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tofs
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fabulous adventure

What a great tour. Our young guide was enthusiastic and kept us all together without being 'bossy'. We loved the flowers and vegetables and the story of the artificial tree. The coloured doors were perfect in the setting and so were the details of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank noreenfoley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All dreams come true here! It’s absolutely gorgeous, it’s much bigger than what I originally thought. Hobbiton is very much like a small community of hobbits that just hide away when there’s a tour group on the set and as soon as we’ve gone they...More

1  Thank Mina_Von_Vixen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour, but Crowded (as you'd expect)

This is a very well-run tour operation from Rotorua. First class service all the way. I had booked an afternoon tour, but went in that morning as asked if I could switch to the morning tour. (Due to weather.) They said no problem, and I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dannyboytravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So excellent!

My husband and I visited Hobbiton in November and it was literally breathtaking. We caught the Hobbiton bus from Matamata actually, and it was super simple and a very short ride. The only thing that was a bummer was the CROWDS! But we were prepared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nwkendall
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15 November 2018|
Response from floengelbach | Reviewed this property |
The Shire is a private farm and I don’t believe you can drive the property on your own. There are buses that would take you to the actual site which is around 1 km from the Entrance. It is recommended to book your tickets... More
Gina R
12 September 2018|
Response from Whitehalltraveller | Reviewed this property |
not sure if you can go around without a guide. If you don't have a car, you will need to look up public transportation but I would think it would be limited. best to go on a organised tour then all of your transportation is... More