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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 US$83.26
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Morning departure to Hobbiton with return transfers from Rotorua
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Hobbiton Afternoon Tour
Afternoon 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 (317)
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Reviewed yesterday
Must visit!

I am not a LOTR fan and although I saw the movie like 20 years ago, I can only remember parts of it. But I came because my children are all fans. I was glad I did because it was like a deja vu trip....More

Thank linnman
Reviewed 2 days ago
Big Fan!!

As a big fan of the Hobbit and TLOR, I can't find a word to express my excitement. I felt like my dream came true and felt like I was part of the movie.

Thank May H
Reviewed 5 days ago
Must visit

Must visit for LOTR fans. Very nicely done and maintained. Option to lunch there and have drinks. Good guided tour.

Thank kellycherish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great visit, even if you've not seen the films

I recently visited this attraction and it was a great experience. I booked online through the Intercity website in advance to avoid disappointment. The bus pick up was the Hobbiton shop in the city centre, with drop off at various points available on return in...More

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 1 week ago
Hobbiton is one of the must visit places to go when you're in NZ

The movie set was soo picturesque that you felt you're in the movie itself. Pictures taken are well deserved to be use as your phone, tablet or desktop wallpaper. The souvenir choices could be better...

Thank sgpf2015
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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
Gina R
12 September 2018|
Response from Whitehalltraveller | Reviewed this property |
not sure if you can go around without a guide. If you don't have a car, you will need to look up public transportation but I would think it would be limited. best to go on a organised tour then all of your transportation is... More