Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Experience a glimpse of Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, located in beautiful farmland in rural Matamata.
- Full Day Tour
- Departs from Auckland | Rotorua
Grab a great value Hobbiton Movie Set day tour, the award-winning attraction made famous by the popular Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Hidden away on private farmland just outside the small town of Matamata, the charming countryside of The Shire was recreated in exquisite detail, right down to the last leaf. Join us for a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set and see why it continues to draw visitors from around the world.
On your guided tour you'll see all the Hobbiton highlights including charming Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Party tree. You’ll hear behind-the-scenes filming secrets and learn how teams of builders, set designers and even the New Zealand army helped create the stunning scenes around you. After your tour, quench your thirst at the Green Dragon Inn with a complimentary Southfarthing drink, brewed exclusively in Hobbiton.
Then sit down to lunch – a delicious feast worthy of a hobbit – outside the Green Dragon Inn in the Party Marquee (included in selected tours). You'll also have the chance to browse the Hobbiton gift shop before heading onto your final destination.
Please note: A development project is underway at Hobbiton Movie Set until December 2023. Please visit the official Hobbiton website for detailed information on how this construction could impact your experience.
More Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
You can also choose an InterCity Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour and add a guided tour of the stunning Waitomo Glowworm Caves to your day.
GreatSights New Zealand operates a range of daily sightseeing tours to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Tours include hotel pick-ups and driver commentary.
|Wed 13 December||Thu 14 December||Fri 15 December||Sat 16 December||Sun 17 December||Mon 18 December||Tue 19 December|
|Hobbiton Movie Set and Buffet Lunch (Auckland-Auckland)||Sold out||$233.00||$210.00||$210.00||$233.00||$210.00||$210.00|
|Hobbiton Movie Set and Buffet Lunch (Auckland-Rotorua)||Sold out||$246.00||$210.00||$233.00||$233.00||$210.00||$210.00|
|Hobbiton Movie Set and Buffet Lunch (Rotorua-Rotorua)||Sold out||$241.00||$205.00||$228.00||$205.00||$205.00||$205.00|
|Hobbiton Movie Set and Buffet Lunch (Rotorua-Auckland)||Sold out||$241.00||$205.00||$228.00||$228.00||$205.00||$205.00|
Can I be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation?
Can I eat and drink on board the bus?
Yes, you can eat cold food and cold drinks on board the bus. We don’t allow hot drinks or food for safety reasons.
Can I bring my bags with me?
You can bring one carry-on item with a maximum weight of 5kg and store check-in luggage under the bus. Take a look at our full luggage policy here.
Can I get a refund if I cancel my tour?
No, our day tours are non-refundable.
How do I book a tour with my pass?
Booking a day tour using your FlexiPass or TravelPass bus pass is a slightly different process. First, you need to make sure you’re logged in to your pass. On your pass dashboard, click on the ‘Tours’ button and follow the instructions to book your tour. Please note not all InterCity day tours are available to book on your pass.
What happens if my day tour is cancelled due to bad weather?
If your day tour is cancelled for any reason, we’ll contact you to discuss your options. These will include a transfer to the next available service, or a refund of your fare.
Are meals included in this tour?
Yes, this tour includes lunch.
Can I move to the Shire and live in a hobbit hole?
Sadly the crew at Hobbiton won’t let you stay overnight, there aren’t enough beds!
What should I bring?
We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a jacket, sunglasses, a sunhat, a change of clothes for sand surfing, and your camera. Share your experience with us online by tagging #nzallover!