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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua

  • 4.5-hour tour of the Lord of the Rings movie set from Rotorua
  • Gain exclusive access to the movie set
  • Get the inside scoop on how Lord of the Rings was made
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua
From USD 82.26
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Hobbiton Afternoon TourMost Popular
Afternoon departure to Hobbiton with return transfers from Rotorua
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Hobbiton Morning Tour
Morning departure to Hobbiton with return transfers from Rotorua
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See where major scenes from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed during this 4.5-hour Hobbiton movie set tour from Rotorua. Visit the North Island sheep farm chosen by director Peter Jackson to depict the Shire, scattered with charming hobbit holes, such as the earthen home of Bilbo Baggins. Hear fascinating stories from your guide on each epic series as you snap photos of your favorites sights from Middle-earth.
What to Expect
Step foot into The Lord of the Rings movie set on a half-day Hobbiton tour, starting with hotel pickup in Rotorua. After a 45-minute drive through spectacular North Island scenery, arrive at the Hobbiton movie set, located in Matamata. Then follow in the imagined footsteps of your favorite characters as you explore this working New Zealand sheep farm.

See where the movie series began as you snap photos in front of places used as hobbit holes in the film trilogy and The Hobbit series, such as Bilbo Baggins’ home.

Your guide points out LOTR favorites, such as the party tree, the pond, the mill, and the Green Dragon Inn before your return to Rotorua.

Please note: The Hobbiton movie set is still in use for an upcoming movie that’s in the process of being filmed. Because of this, you may be required to sign a confidentiality agreement to not publish any images that you take during your tour.
Reviews (348)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Tour was very rushed

While the surroundings were amazing and the set was cute, unfortunately the tour of 25 was very rushed. As we ended up towards the back of the group we missed most of the information as the guide failed to wait for the back of the...More

Thank help_me
Reviewed 3 days ago
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua -Self Drive

We booked and brought our 88 and 91 year moms who had not seen any of the movies. Upfront they thought this would be a waste. Bottom line they enjoyed everything and took lots of pictures. A highlight of our NZ trip. We stayed in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jb229
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beautiful surroundings

Set in a beautiful location, with amazing scenery. A tad over priced, but worth the experience! Guide was lovely.. would recommend.

Thank joegroves
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely Amazing

You see photos of Hobbiton and it looks amazing, but once you are actually there it is out of this world. The attention to detail is mind blowing. The gardens are so beautiful and were full of harmless bumble bees. The tour was fantastic and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bobbie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was hands down one of the best experiences of my life! From the wonderful staff at the Hobbiton shop in Rotorua, Ben our driver for the morning and Kane, who was our tour guide, everyone was incredible. The drive from Rotorua takes around 1...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AKR786
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15 November 2018|
Response from floengelbach | Reviewed this property |
The Shire is a private farm and I don’t believe you can drive the property on your own. There are buses that would take you to the actual site which is around 1 km from the Entrance. It is recommended to book your tickets... More