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Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

1. Waikato: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

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.

From Tauranga Port: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Shore Excursion

2. From Tauranga Port: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Shore Excursion

Take a trip through Middle Earth on a small-group shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Located in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. See the original location which was rebuilt for the latest Hobbit films. This was the original setting for Peter Jackson’s famous trilogy "The Lord of the Rings". Learn about how this location was chosen and how it was constructed, plus which scenes were filmed here. Wander around the vegetable patches were Hobbits grow their food, with giant pumpkins lying around! Walk by the Mill and the famous Party Tree. Indulge in a complimentary beverage from the Hobbit Southfarthing range, which encompasses two traditional ales, an apple cider or non-alcoholic ginger beer, all handcrafted and exclusive to the Hobbiton Movie Set. You also have a delicious range of traditional fayre available for purchase for lunch. Enjoy your food and drink in a comfortable armchair by the roaring fire or in the beer garden, overlooking the enchanting village.

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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

Easy to find starting point with all the amenities. The tour was fantastic and everything I hoped it would be. It was truly like stepping into Middle Earth

Great experience, well planned, hundreds of people seamlessly guided through, knowledgeable pleasant guide. Travellers has two ls, not one

I will now have to watch Lord of The Rings and the Hobbit!! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience

Cutest place in the world! Just adorable. The amount of detail is amazing.