Hobbit Movie Set

Discover the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set that was completely re-built for filming of The Hobbit Trilogy and will remain as it was seen in the film trilogy.

Hobbiton Movie Set provides visitors with first-hand insights into the details that went into creating the set. The hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, mill and other structures created for the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

Visitors are guided under the party tree and through the ten acre site past over 40 hobbit holes including Samwise Gamgree’s home and the iconic front door of Bilbo Baggins’ house Bag End. Knowledgeable tour guides provide fascinating insight into how the movie set was created and what went on during filming of both trilogies.

Duration – 2 hours approximately including transport to and from The Shire’s Rest.

Please report to departure location no later than 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart. This is a fully guided walking tour and sensible footwear is recommended. Tours can sell-out well in advance so please pre-book to avoid disappointment.

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