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Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Activity provider: Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
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From US$ 55.60 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 25 times yesterday

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

Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Waikato. 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. 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 Hole 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.

  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set
  • Complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Additional drinks at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

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. 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). As part of your guided tour, a bus will take you from the Shire’s Rest car park to the attraction (approximate 5-10 minute journey), as no cars are allowed on the property.

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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
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions; umbrellas are provided in the event of rain
  • There is uneven terrain on the set; approximately 50% is wheelchair accessible, however alternative options are available
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 3154 reviews

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A fabulous tour, very informative and well organised. Hobbiton was better than I ever expected and our guide was very knowledgeable. It was a perfect sunny day, we couldn’t have been happier. Parking was easy, we collected our tickets and our scheduled tour ran on time. We boarded the bus which took us to the location a short distance away. Would definitely recommend.

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October 31, 2022

When you walk through Gandalf's cutting and see the set open up before you it is breathtaking. And Luke, our guide, was very informative. He gave amazing facts. And when you sit in the Green Dragon habing your complimentary drink, you can feel the atmosphere and almost imagine the Hobbits are there with you. Definitely worth the $89.00

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October 18, 2022

Awesome visit. Izzy was a great guide and knew her stuff, and she probably takes thousands of tours however her passion made you feel it was like the first time with heaps of knowledge attached.... Craig a good bus driver too and he really looked the part...... Hobbiton is absolutely worth a visit and I recommend it for families, couples and singles. Thanks Team for a great few hours out.

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August 14, 2022

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