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Enter a world of magic with the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tolkein fans, this one is for you. Deep in the heart of New Zealand’s Matamata is the picturesque Hobbiton Movie Set as featured in Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogy. Get ready to flood your Instagram feed as this is an excursion where your camera most definitely shouldn’t be left at home.

This genuine Middle Earth adventure allows you to be fully guided around the 12-acres of incredibly lush greenery, vibrant flowers and iconic landmarks that are featured in the films. Your Hobbiton expert is a fountain of knowledge and will point out intricate details of the set as well as giving an in-depth explanation as to how the movie magic was created.

Wander past the Hobbit Holes, have a gander into The Mill and end up in the world-renowned Green Dragon Inn where you’ll receive a complimentary authentic Hobbit Southfarthing beverage that simply completes the entire experience with just one sip.

All the excitement is bound to work up an appetite so why not unwind and take the weight off with a meal at The Shire’ Rest Café? Surround yourself with picturesque New Zealand views as you sip on a coffee or indulge in a glorious dish from the eclectic menu that is sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. The Shire’s Rest Cafe is open seven days a week, from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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The Lord of the Rings is nothing short of a phenomenon, meaning guests travel from far and wide just to experience this tour. Due to its popularity, booking well in advance is a necessity in order to avoid disappointment. Reservations can either be made online or by phone.

Venue Details

  • In/Out: Outdoors
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Traveller Type: Adults, Couples, Families, Children
  • Best for: Adventure, Sightseeing
  • Address: The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata
  • Opening Times:
    Tours depart daily every 30 minutes from 9am until 3:30pm

Map & Address

  • Guests should note that the tour has three different pick-up points; Matamata, The Shires Rest and Rotorua. Matamata and The Shires Rest are the most convenient, being a 45-minute drive from the Hamilton area and two-hours from Auckland. There is an abundance of brilliant coach services that transport you to the departure point, with most offering a hotel pick-up.

    Guests should note that the tour has three different pick-up points; Matamata, The Shires Rest and Rotorua. Matamata and The Shires Rest are the most convenient, being a 45-minute drive from the Hamilton area and two-hours from Auckland. There is an abundance of brilliant coach services that transport you to the departure point, with most offering a hotel pick-up.

  • Address: The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata
  • Opening Times:
    Tours depart daily every 30 minutes from 9am until 3:30pm