Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

New Zealand has become synonymous with the Middle-earth of JRR Tolkien’s famous books since the release of the blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy, directed by New Zealander Sir Peter Jackson. All around the country are scenic spots that were transformed into sets for the three movies and the subsequent Hobbit sequels.

Tucked away on picturesque private farmland near the small town of Matamata in the North Island, the Hobbiton Movie Set is the most famous of these Lord of the Rings filming locations. Today you can still visit the private farm where ‘The Shire’ was created and see where the movie magic was made. During the guided Hobbiton tours you’ll see the famous Hobbit holes, along with the Mill and The Green Dragon and other sights you’ll recognise from the films. Read about the history of Hobbiton.

Hobbiton Movie Set tours depart daily from Auckland and Rotorua, with options to include Waitomo Caves and Rotorua sightseeing.

8 Day Tours to experience

MUST-SEE
Visit the home of hobbits and glowworms on a magical full day tour from Auckland.
  • 11 hours
  • Full Day Tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Includes lunch
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour

from $378 NZD

Travel from Auckland to Rotorua, taking in the Hobbiton Movie Set and the amazing Waitomo Caves.
  • 10 hours 10 minutes
  • Hobbiton guided tour and lunch
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour

from $358 NZD

Get up close to Māori culture and New Zealand's natural wonders, then take a journey into Middle-earth all in one day!
  • 12 hours 45 minutes
  • Full Day Tour
  • Māori Culture & Geothermal Activity
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

from $321 NZD

Travel from Rotorua across mountain ranges to the Hobbiton Movie Set and see locations from the epic Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • See Hobbit hole, the Green Dragon Inn and more
  • Easy Cancellation and Refund

from $125 NZD

Discover the real Middle-earth with a guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set, made famous on the silver screen.
  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Half day tour
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set

from $125 NZD

COMBO
See the best of Auckland city, then venture south into a land of twinkling glowworms and movie magic.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Auckland City Sights half-day tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour

from $383 NZD

COMBO
Cruise with the dolphins in the Bay of Islands, then venture underground in Waitomo and see the home of the hobbits on this two-day tour combo.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Dolphin watching cruise
  • Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Tour of Waitomo Caves

from $473 NZD

MUST-SEE
See what makes Rotorua famous: Māori culture, geothermal activity, native animals, and rural life – then escape the real world for a trip to magical Hobbiton.
  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Full day tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Agrodome sheep show

from $289 NZD

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 2 hours in advance of your tour experience.