Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Travel in style from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set where you’ll see the lovely Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic!
From €136 per person
Leaving Auckland through the rolling hills of the Waikato region and beautiful farming towns along the way, you’ll enjoy the countryside in luxurious coach comfort.
Located 10 minutes away from the bustling Matamata Township, the Shire’s Rest sits among the hills on a private working farm awaiting our arrival. Explore the on-site gift shop and café for breakfast or lunch before you head down into the valley where the Hobbiton Movie Set has been created in amazing detail.
The Hobbiton guided tour starts with a drive through a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. You’ll walk into the real-world landscape of Middle-earth, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Pause at the Green Dragon Inn to for a draft of Hobbit Southfarthing. See the remarkable detailed sets that brought the Hobbiton village to life on screen and visit the places where key scenes were created. Take a look at Bag End, where Frodo’s and Bilbo’s adventures began. Visit the hobbit holes and see the Mill and the Party Tree.
Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did. Your guide will escort you around the set, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.
After returning to Matamata, rejoin the luxury coach and return to Auckland or get ready for your next adventure. If you wish to continue your tour in New Zealand, we have several recommended tours to extend your Hobbiton experience: