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Hobbiton Tour

Lord of the Rings trilogy fans, prepare to experience Middle Earth and the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie Set.

See the working sheep farm that movie director Peter Jackson turned into the village of Hobbiton for his epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Have your photo taken in front of the hobbit holes and hear insider gossip on how the movies were made.


Spend some time in Middle-earth as you explore the Hobbiton Movie Set, and delight in tales about hobbits on this half-day Lord of the Rings movie set and farm tour. After a 45-minute drive from Rotorua you will arrive at the Hobbiton Movie Set, constructed on a working New Zealand sheep farm and one of the last remaining structures from the famous Lord of the Rings films.

You’ll explore the Hobbiton Movie Set and village, where Bilbo Baggins lived and the quest for the ring began. Have your photo taken in front of a hobbit hole or the by the pond while your guide entertains you with the stories and insider dish about filming these Hollywood blockbusters in New Zealand.

As the Hobbiton Movie Set was constructed on a working sheep farm, the regular goings-on of the farm still exist, and you will experience part of its daily life and the have the chance to hand-feed baby lambs.

You don’t have to be a Lord of the Rings movie lover to enjoy this tour with all its wonderful North Island scenery, but if you are, this tour will be all the more special.

Please note: The Hobbiton Movie Set is still in use for an upcoming movie that is 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.

Important Notes

Tours depart every 15 minutes from 9.30am to 4pm. This is a walking tour and sensible footwear is recommended. 

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Duration 2 hours

Departs From: Waikato

Tour Type: Day Tour & Activities

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May 2016

A very good experience to put yourself into the world of the Hobbit. Recommended to watch the movie before visiting as you will feel more connected to the surrounding.

Prepare for lots of walking and photo-taking. Autumn and spring will be a nice season to go as everything is outdoor, under the sun.

Book through "PlanitNZ" and everything will be taken care of.

Trip Date: March 2016

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