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From Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with Festive Lunch

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: GreatSights New Zealand

From Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with Festive Lunch

Activity provider: GreatSights New Zealand

From US$ 114.81 per person

Explore the Hobbit movie set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy on this half-day tour from Rotorua. See how New Zealand's landscape was transformed into the famous Hobbit holes of the Shire. Hear inside stories on the making of the blockbuster films.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Estonian, English


  • Learn how beautiful New Zealand farmland was transformed into Hobbiton village
  • Visit the Mill, the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, and the double arched bridge
  • Tour the 12 acre original movie set location and stand in front of a Hobbit hole
  • Hear inside stories and details on how the Lord of the Rings films were made
  • Enjoy a coach ride across the Kaimai mountain range and marvel at the scenery
Full description

Venture to the lands of Middle Earth on this half-day Hobbit movie set tour from Rotorua. Visit the working sheep farm that director Peter Jackson transformed into the Shire. See where Bilbo Baggins lived and the quest for the ring began, and enjoy a festive lunch. After departing the Lake Rotorua area your coach will take you across the scenic Mamaku Ranges and through the native Fitzgerald Glade, before arriving in the Waikato Region and the rolling hills of the Shire. While exploring the Hobbit film set, your guide will recount fascinating details on how the set was created as well as provide inside stories on the making of the films. During your tour, you'll see such famous movie locations as the Green Dragon Pub, the mill, the double arched bridge, and the famous Party Tree.

  • Transportation
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton movie set
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meet at Rotorua NZ Tourism Center.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Great place, but too little time

Was happy to have been there. I had imagined the place to be warm and fuzzy, and that it was. The place was a bit smaller than I had thought, but it was alright. Loved the visit, but two things; I was disappointed that we did not have enough time just to walk around and take pictures. There were a lot of people going through the works, so we were ushered through very quickly - a shame.

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January 17, 2017

Die Tour im Hobbiton war sehr cool! Das Essen war ebenfalls sehr gut. Der Direkt- Anbieter hatte keine Tickets mehr, deswegen haben wir von Rotura aus das Ticket gebucht sind jedoch selbst hingefahren. Da war der Anbieter auch sehr unkompliziert. Das Essen war auch sehr gut. Können die Tour nur weiterempfehlen!

December 3, 2022


Very enjoyable experience. The bus driver was nice and funny, explaining things about the region. The lady guide at Hobbiton was short and sweet. The lunch was diverse and good. It took less than 8hours (i'd say around 5h max), but it was more than enough.

November 24, 2022

Product ID: 25697