Hobbiton Movie Tours is New Zealand’s top attraction, and pretty interesting even if you haven’t seen the movies, you will enjoy the visual experience and the story telling. After your fascinating insight into Middle-Earth, you will relax with a cup of tea or coffee and a sweet treat.
Join this fascinating tour to the Hobbiton movie set near Matamata where you will step back in time to JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth. You’ll cross the Kaimai Ranges and head across the Waikato lowlands to the Hobbiton movie set, built in 1999 for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Filming commenced in December 1999, and the stars on site were Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen), Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), Bilbo Baggins (Sir Ian Holm) and Sam Gamgee (Sean Austin), along with director Peter Jackson. In 2010, the set was completely rebuilt in amazing detail for the three Hobbit movies. Enjoy strolling around the home of the hobbits, including Bag End where Bilbo Baggins lived. See the Party Tree, the restored bridge and the old pub. After your guided tour, you will head to the Green Dragon Inn for light refreshments and then return to the ship at the Port of Tauranga.
The gift shop features a number of souvenirs related to the films to remind you of your visit.
Bring your cameras to capture your memories of the Hobbiton Movie Set and village.
Relax and soak up this unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee and a sweet treat at Green Dragon Inn.
Bring along additional cash/credit card should you wish to purchase souvenirs at the gift shop. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring along a light jacket and bottled water.
Tour may operate in reverse order.
The bus journey is approximately 60 minutes in each direction.