Calling all Lord of the Rings, Hobbit and fantasy fans alike! Step into the enchanting village of the Shire, the famous home of the hobbit holes, where Bilbo and Frodo Baggins set off for their adventures in the most famous fantasy films in history, with a guided tour of Hobbiton.

Can you visit the Hobbit houses in New Zealand?

On the Hobbiton movie set tours, you'll be able to see the Hobbit houses and more! Stroll around the shire and relive the magic of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies.

In 1998, Sir Peter Jackson and his scouting team discovered Alexander Sheep farm in the heart of Waikato – this 12 acre plot is now transformed into Hobbiton, home to the iconic rolling green hills that we all know and love. With this tour, you can immerse yourself in movie magic in a journey through the most beautiful parts of Middle Earth! Your guide will show you around the set, showing you the intricate details of props, show you the classic locations, and explain the process of filming. You’ll see hobbit holes, the Mill, and The Green Dragon inn where you’ll be treated to an exclusive Hobbit Beverage.

Hungry Hobbits can book a place on the Evening Banquet Tour, where you’ll wonder through the paths of the shire under the moonlight, as well as being treated to a feast fit for our hairy footed friends at the Green Dragon Inn! This tour can’t be missed on any New Zealand itinerary!

  • Advance booking essential as the set is only accessible via tours.
  • Detailed directions can be found here
  • The site welcomes those with mobility restrictions, for more information click here
  • Hobbiton standard tour:
    Adult $89, Youth (9-16) $44, 0-8 years go FREE.
  • All tours depart from the Shires Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata.

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