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Step foot into The Lord of the Rings movie set on a half-day Hobbiton tour, starting with hotel pickup in Rotorua. After a 45-minute drive through spectacular North Island scenery, arrive at the Hobbiton movie set, located in Matamata. Then follow in the imagined footsteps of your favorite characters as you explore this working New Zealand sheep farm.

See where the movie series began as you snap photos in front of places used as hobbit holes in the film trilogy and The Hobbit series, such as Bilbo Baggins’ home.

Your guide points out LOTR favorites, such as the party tree, the pond, the mill, and the Green Dragon Inn before your return to Rotorua.

Please note: The Hobbiton movie set is still in use for an upcoming movie that’s in the process of being filmed. Because of this, you may be required to sign a confidentiality agreement to not publish any images that you take during your tour.
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Overview
See where major scenes from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed during this 4.5-hour Hobbiton movie set tour from Rotorua. Visit the North Island sheep farm chosen by director Peter Jackson to depict the Shire, scattered with charming hobbit holes, such as the earthen home of Bilbo Baggins. Hear fascinating stories from your guide on each epic series as you snap photos of your favorites sights from Middle-earth.
Highlights
  • 4.5-hour tour of the Lord of the Rings movie set from Rotorua
  • Gain exclusive access to the movie set
  • Get the inside scoop on how Lord of the Rings was made
  • See where some of your favorite characters were filmed for the movies, including Bilbo Baggins' home
  • Have your photo taken in front of one of the hobbit holes
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Hobbiton Tour

To see behind the scenes of one of my favorite movies was quite nice. I had a day in the area and it wasn't tough to decide what I'll do. It was a one time experience where I got to walk around the set and...More

Thank Aldert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing!

As a fan of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, this place was absolutely amazing! It was one of the main things I wanted to visit while in New Zealand and I am so glad I went. It is fascinating to hear the stories...More

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great for Hobbit/LOTR fans!

Amazing Tour! Hobbiton totally exceeded my expectations! I loved the attention to detail put in every single little thing, and the effort that the staff put into maintaining things so well that feels like another world! The tour guide was great, he knew so much...More

Thank Maddalena G
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Fun afternoon and well organized

Thought we were going to miss this activity but there is a tour from Rotorua. Lot of people but well organized at the movie set and an easy paced walk up and down. Lots of fun and so glad we were able to make the...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Simply Amazing for Hobbit/LOTR fans

Both the actual Hobbiton and the surrounding area will make you feel like you are actually in middle earth. Try to go when its not super-busy so your guide can take their time.

Thank RaanNaledIt
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