Hobbiton Movie Set Tour From Rotorua (afternoon)

from Rotorua
Book online or call: 0800 744 487 or +64 9 583 5790

from $125 NZD

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  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 1 more


Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set tour starts with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata, a small town in the Waikato region known for its thoroughbred industry and dairy farming. Along the way your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history.

Just outside of Matamata is the private working farm that was transformed into The Shire for the award-winning The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. The home of Tolkien’s beloved hobbits Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin has been preserved since filming wrapped, and now draws visitors from around the world.

Take a guided tour of the movie set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill and many other structures from the movies.

After your Hobbiton movie set tour, return to Rotorua by coach, arriving in the early evening.

What's Included

  • Operates daily
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • See Hobbit Holes and more
  • Free WiFi is available on this tour
  • Premium air-conditioned coach
  • Comfortable leather reclining seats


  • 1:20 pm
    Tour departs Hobbiton Shop, 1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua
  • 6:00 pm
    Tour returns Hobbiton Shop, 1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Available from selected inner-city hotels.

Additional Info

We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes for this tour.

Cancellation Policy

Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 2 hours before departure.


0800 744 487

International Calls: +64 9 583 5790Our contact centre is open 6.30am-8pm daily (NZDT).

Reference tour code: GS40H

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