An enchanting journey

Experience the magic of Middle-earth on this world-famous guided Hobbiton Set Tour. Glimpse behind the scenes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies.

Tolkien’s Hobbiton was brought to life at the picturesque, rolling Matamata farmland in the heart of the Waikato, in the North Island of New Zealand. This significant location was used for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Today, it is a Tolkein tourism destination, which offers a guided tour of the set.

On the guided tour of Hobbiton, you can experience an enchanting journey into Middle-earth’s captivating landscape and explore the lush pastures of the Shire as featured in the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

You will visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and Frodo, wander around the Shire and even sit under the famous ‘Party Tree’. There are plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Your friendly guide will point out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made in this spectacular location.

During the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour you have the opportunity to hand feed some cute lambs before spending time in The Shires Rest Cafe and The Shire Store. The tour include a trip to the famous Green Dragon Inn, where you will enjoy that mysterious brewed beverage made popular in the movies. It is definitely a must for all Lord of the Rings fans!

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Phone: +64 7 888 1505 

501 Buckland Road
Hinuera, Waikato
Matamata 3472


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