Hobbiton™ Movie Set Half Day Tour Including Transfers departs Rotorua

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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Half Day Tour Including Transfers departs Rotorua
from USD $88.65
Lord of the Rings trilogy fans – return to the lands of Middle-earth and the Shire on this fascinating half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua. See the working sheep farm that movie director Peter Jackson turned into the village of Hobbiton for his epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Have your photo taken in front of the hobbit holes and hear insider gossip on how the movies were made.
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In Brief

Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand
4 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hobbiton™ Movie Set Shop, Rotorua, 1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Please report to The Hobbiton Movie Set Store, 1235 Fenton St Rotorua, no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand

You’ll explore the Hobbiton Movie Set and village, where Bilbo Baggins lived and the quest for the ring began. Have your photo taken in front of a hobbit hole or the by the pond while your guide entertains you with the stories and insider dish about filming these Hollywood blockbusters in New Zealand.
You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
You don’t have to be a Lord of the Rings movie lover to enjoy this tour with all its wonderful North Island scenery, but if you are, this tour will be all the more special.

Stop At: Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, 501 Buckland Road, Matamata 3472, New Zealand

Spend some time in Middle-earth as you explore the Hobbiton Movie Set, and delight in tales about hobbits on this half-day Lord of the Rings movie set and farm tour. After a 45-minute drive from Rotorua you will arrive at the Hobbiton Movie Set, constructed on a working New Zealand sheep farm and one of the last remaining structures from the famous Lord of the Rings films.


  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Round-trip transfers from Rotorua to Hobbiton
  • Alcoholic Beverages


  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please Note: This activity requires reconfirmation. Failure to reconfirm may result in cancellation of your booking.
  • Sensible walking footwear is recommended as you will be walking through farmland
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We are unable to store luggage for the duration of your tour. If you wish to store your luggage, facilities are available at the Rotorua i-SITE.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The tour is about an hour through rolling hills and the bus plays a few short videos along the way. Our guide was Jordan and she was very easy to listen to. The tour is relaxed with lots of good photo ops. The gardens are truly amazing! After the tour we enjoyed a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
I give this 5 stars because it was so magnificent!! The ride over to Hobbiton was so amazingly beautiful and the movie set was breathtaking!! Everyone should experience this when visiting New Zealand for sure!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Must do for any fan of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and nice!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Even though I have not seen the movies I greatly enjoyed this tour. The sheer magnitude of the set blew me away. I think I will try to see at least one of the movies when I go home. Well done
• Submitted 15 Jan 2019
I absolutely loved this tour. Pickup from Rotorua was easy and the trip over went quickly with fun videos about Hobbiton and the films. Our driver was also telling us along the way sights we were seeing. The actual tour was so fun and a perfect day for it! My only negative was I wish I could have stayed longer!
• Submitted 03 Oct 2018
We had beautiful weather and enjoyed this experience. The landscape is beautiful and I loved the gardens and flowers. The clothes on the clotheslines made me smile. Our guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed learning information about the making of the movies.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
How wonderful to be able to visualise the Hobbiton movie set. This amazing place enabled you to relive the movies and see the house of Bilbo Baggins and all the other Hobbits. We had a very knowledgeable guide named Charlotte who kept us in the loop with sites and gave us plenty of time for photos. Even our bus driver Danny kept us entertained with his commentary on the way there. Complimentary drink at the Green Dragon and then back home.Great adventure.
• Submitted 10 Mar 2018
Was awesome to see it in real life!
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
After reading the books years ago and seeing the movies I didnt expect Hobbiton to measure up to my expectations.... but I was proven wrong. Hobbiton is outstanding! The gardens make it seem so lived-in and the Green Dragon was so neat. Peter Jackson and the Alexander family have done a wonderful job.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2017
Fantastic day out, bus trip , great driver , good tour guide. All enjoyed it . Apparently not a lot of New Zealanders do the bus trip , come on guys , its great , get in behind it
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
From a Grandma who hasn't seen The Hobbit or any of the the Lord of The Ring movies this was without a doubt one of the best experiences I have had, my three grandchildren were absolutely blown away by the tour from the Pick up at by our driver Danny alias Tom He was a wealth of knowledge with lots of great information. He kept us entertained and gave us lots of good tips on our trip. Loved it well worth booking a tour with Viator. THE BEST
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
Even though it was cold and pouring rain, I would still recommend this tour! Our bus driver was funny and informative, the tour guide at the sight was knowledgeable and very helpful. I was there in September, which explains the poor weather, but with fewer fellow tourists, you get a better view!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
This as a bucket list trip that met and exceeded our expectations. What the people running this have done is create a well oiled machine that allows visitors to travel to Middle Earth and experience the Shire. My sincere congratulations to everyone involved in this venture. It was an amazing experience to walk around and appreciate the scale of the undertaking. Pretty decent amunt of time permitted around the Hobbit Holes and in the Green Dragon.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2017
Very entertaining, and seeing where the worldwide famous films actual locations were
• Submitted 21 May 2017
Great fun. All you expect is truly there. Loved it.
• Submitted 14 May 2017
Great Tour...., Nice Scenery. Hobbiton Movie Set was very nice and took lots of memorable photos. Recommend to anyone who likes greenery and breathtaking scenery.
• Submitted 03 May 2017
Very fun tour, about a hour bus drive from Rotorua. A beautiful setting which makes you want to see the movies again. You get an pale ale or cider in the Green Dragon which is good but they only gave us 15 minutes in the crowded Shire gift shop which was disappointing.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2017
Great trip well worth going
• Submitted 17 Mar 2017
This tour was magical, not to be missed!
• Submitted 18 Feb 2017
Wow, can't say enough about this tour. Hobbiton set is amazing, guide was great, plenty of time to take photos as we walked around. Bus driver didn't allow us any time to shop for souvenirs at the end of the tour so was VERY FRUSTRATING. We actually had to make an itinerary change to go back on our own. Also, Tucker, our bus driver, was very nice but was falling asleep during the drive back to Rotorua. I had to keep talking to him to keep him alert. He crossed the center line a lot! It was scary.
• Submitted 09 Feb 2017
it's great to walk into a movie set
• Submitted 06 Feb 2017
This tour was great and everything we imagined it to be and more!!!! Loved it! Guide was awesome and fun!
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Good combination of guided tour and space to explore on your own. Very knowledgable and entertaining guide as well
• Submitted 12 Jan 2017

In Brief

Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand
4 hours 30 minutes

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