Hobbiton Movie Set

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Hobbiton Movie Set
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep and beef farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the village, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be taken around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit holes, the Mill and into the famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can indulge in our exclusive, specially brewed beverages to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
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Maps294297
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Excellent experience with amazing views. A dream visit as LOTR fans has been fulfilled. Plan to visit this place again.
Written 10 August 2022
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MandyLou62
Auckland Central, New Zealand86 contributions
Really magical walking through Shires Rest and seeing all the Hobbit holes in the green hills. Gorgeous views, special attention to detail made the movie set unforgettable
Our driver/guide, James I think, was fabulous and looked a bit like Legolas 😬
I am not a fan of the films but found Hobbiton really worth visiting. Loved it!
Written 3 August 2022
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TheMuggins
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*disclaimer...a LOTR fan wrote this review*
We did the evening banquet tour, and our guides were great and made the experience even better. (Sunny and Te??) It was wonderful to have the whole place to just our tour group of about 45-50. The dusk photos we were able to capture were great. The banquet itself had more than enough food, although we found it a shame that none of ours was hot, only mildly warm. This was our only complaint though and we all decided it was worth doing just to see it at night.
Written 26 July 2022
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Domonique
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Couples
Best experience ever for two LOTR fans!! We had Hayley as our tour guide and she was great! Happy to take photos for us and was very friendly.
Written 3 July 2022
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Rebecca A
Ellerslie, New Zealand57 contributions
This tour was excellent. Friendly staff, and well organised. A short bus trip through beautiful farm land to get to the set.
Our guide was passionate and informative.
The dirt paths were well formed, and the set is beautifully maintained. We had the most perfect weather and a smaller group of around 25 people.
Plenty of photo opportunities.
The tour ended with a drink in the Green Dragon Inn, a picture perfect pub overlooking the lake, before boarding the bus back to the Shire's Rest.
Written 3 July 2022
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Janelle M
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Couples
The lovely man who took our tour (I completely forgot to get his name!) was both friendly, informative, inviting and funny!
Lots of opportunities for photos which was thoroughly appreciated. The sets are incredible and finishing at the green dragon was incredible! We didn't feel rushed, and felt like our tour guide was genuinely excited about his job and the place, which all contributes to the excitement and general feel while on the tour.
If I could have stayed longer I definitely would have! I definitely want to come back for the evening banquet tour at some stage in the future!
Written 26 June 2022
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vermark26
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Couples
Lucky 🍀 to be part of a Small group of adults (15 pers), from all over the world 🌍 and a very friendly, informed amicable guide - Luke.

A most enjoyable and engaging experience on Saturday 11 June 2022, where the intense rain 🌧 stopped the moment we stepped on set … with the rain ☔️ commencing again once the Tour concluded.

Always a fun and memorable adventure, with plenty of selfies to remind us of the odyssey through the shire.

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Written 12 June 2022
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Sue F
Hamilton, New Zealand9 contributions
Family
Worth every cent. Much bigger site than I expected, and very well maintained by great staff. Our tour guide was excellent and really added to our trip. The cider at the Green Dragon is excellent! A great experience, couldn't fault a thing.
Written 3 June 2022
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Steve S
Irvine, CA47 contributions
This was our 6th Hobbiton tour and 3rd night tour over the past 6 years. Each one is unique and magical. During this tour Sonny was exceptional. He was extremely informative with lots of "behind the scenes" stories. He was also cleverly humorous. We had an EXCEPTIONAL tour and will do the night tour again when we return to NZ hopefully next year. Thank you so much for creating such an experience especially for those of us who are dedicated LOTR and Tolkein fans!!

We have been on the regular tour and the 2nd breakfast tour, but the night tour is off the charts. It is well worth the extra cost. It includes a day tour, an amazing banquet and the night tour all of which lasts about 4 hours. Seeing Hobbiton at night knowing there are Hobbits in their Hobbit Holes (okay use your imagination) having their meals while we stroll outside to see the lighted Hobbit Holes was magical. There may be a surprise or two which i will not spoil and each tour is different.

If you are a Tolkein fan this is a bucket list activity.
Written 2 June 2022
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Win M
Coromandel, New Zealand27 contributions
We had a family celebration at an evening banquet. It was a stunning night weatherwise, but also the entire experience from start to finish was wonderful. We had 5 vegans, 3 pescatarians and 1 with a severe nut allergy and the chef rose to the challenge, providing a banquet for each of them to remember. Wonderful dishes including dessert and we all went home stuffed like a hobbit! We have been to Hobbiton 4 times now and I'm sure it won't be the last. (There's still the breakfast to experience!)
Written 30 May 2022
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