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  • No Transfer
  • No Meals Included

Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour

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What to Expect
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Experience the magic of Middle-earth with an entertaining guided tour of Hobbiton!

Step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Experience first-hand the unequivocal beauty of this former sheep farm, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will show you the intricate details and point out the most famous locations including the Hobbit Holes, The Mill and the world-famous Green Dragon Inn. 

Once at the Green Dragon Inn, it is time to drink up! You'll be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth adventure. 

Discover how Hobbiton movie magic was made on this excellent-value Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour!

Assembling arrangement:

For self-drive customers:

Departing from Auckland: 

  • Distance: 176 km

  • Time: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

Departing from Rotorua:

  • Distance: 74.4 km

  • Time: approximately one hour


  • We recommend you meet at Matamata I-Site if you go by bus for the final bus stop is near the Matamata I-Site.

  • We recommend you meet at The Shire's Rest if you drive a car for free parking is available and is closer to the Hobbiton Movie Set.

1. Daily Tours from The Shire's Rest (approximately 2 minute drive to Hobbiton Movie Set):

  • Departure location: The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata

  • There are approximately 3-4 shifts per hour, we will confirm the shift between your selected time period (such as 10:00 am -10:50 am), no longer confirm with you for the second time.

The shift time is as follows:

8:00 am - 8:50 am (November to December), 9:00 am - 3:50 pm (all year round), 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm (October to March), 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm (December to February)

2. Daily Tours from Matamata I-Site (approximately 15 minute drive to Hobbiton Movie Set)):

  • Departure location: the Matamata i-SITE, 45 Broadway, Matamata

  • Tours depart daily from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. 
  • Additional tours departing at 3:30 pm operate 1 September to 30 September.
  • Times: Tours depart daily at 8:45 am, 10:05 am, 11:25 am, 12:45 pm, 2:05 pm, and 3:25 pm (every 45 minutes) from October 1 2018. 

  • Additional tours departing at 4:45 pm may operate on all or selected dates from 1 December to 28 February.

  • Child ticket: Ages 9 - 16 years

  • Children under the age of 9 can take part in this tour for free but must be included when booking.

  • Tours operate in all weather conditions; umbrellas are provided in the event of rain. 

  • We recommended you wear comfortable, enclosed footwear and dress appropriately for the weather.

  • There is uneven terrain on the set but it is still wheelchair accessible.

  • Please note that the optional lunch can be only available for a tour departing from The Shire's Rest for logistical reason. Duration for tour with lunch is approximately 2.5-3 hours.

  • To avoid disappointment, we recommend you book this tour well in advance (especially during the peak season of December - February).

  • Due to a large number of bookings and the changing departure times throughout the year, our booking system will automatically choose an available time within half an hour of your selected booking time, in the event that your original booking time is not available.

  • Please bring your children's passport or ID so the operator can confirm their age.

  • Please note this is a fully guided walking tour, which is the only way to access the Hobbiton Movie Set. If you prefer an Evening Banquet Tour, please click here for details.

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 50% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 5-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 4 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Is it possible to choose the time of the tour like 10:10am on the day while booking? Since i cant find the options of the time of the tour, only available of the date. thanks
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. It is possible for you to select your preferred time. When making your booking, please ensure to fill out your preferred time in the 'Trip Details' section on checkout page. We will inform the supplier after you have booked. Please feel free to email us at service@kootrip.com if you have any other questions. Kind regards, Sandy
  • Q:Are you able to pickup and return at dock where ship docks and if so cost?in auckland
    A:Dear, Thank you for your question. I'm sorry for there is no pickup available in Auckland. You need to make your way to meet at The Shire's Rest or Matamata I-Site where free transfers to Hobbiton Movie Set are available. Any more questions, please send an email to service@kootrip.com.

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