New Zealand’s dramatic scenery like the golden plains, towering mountains, and enchanting valleys plays the mythical world of Middle‑earth™ on the big screen in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy.
More than 150 locations throughout the country were used to film The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy. Many activities and attractions offer the chance to see the film locations for yourself.
Ever since the first The Lord of the Rings movie was released in 2001, New Zealand has been known as the 'Home of Middle‑earth™'.
HOBBITON™ MOVIE SET IN 360-DEGREES
Go behind the scenes of New Zealand's real Middle‑earth™ film set, without leaving home.
Inside the Green Dragon™ Inn Inside The Green Dragon™ Inn, guests can enjoy handcrafted ales, cider and ginger beer, brewed exclusively for the Hobbiton Movie Set.
The Green Dragon™ Inn The Green Dragon™ Inn is a masterful recreation from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Step inside to visit the bar and view the evening banquet.
Hobbiton™ Cutting Begin your journey at the Hobbiton™ Cutting, follow the meandering path into the lush pastures of the Shire to see the Hobbiton™ Movie Set.
Bag End Nestled beneath the outstretched branches of an oak tree is the iconic green door of Bag End, Frodo, and Bilbo's much-loved home.
The Evening Banquet Beside the roaring fire in The Green Dragon™ Inn, guests are treated to a spectacular banquet feast.
Wherever you are in the world you can immerse yourself in the lush pastures of New Zealand's Waikato region with a 360-degree tour of Hobbiton™ Movie Set. Meander down the famous Hobbiton™ Cutting and deep into the heart of The Shire. Explore Hobbiton™ Movie Set's favorite local bar, the Green Dragon Inn, or pop by Bag End, Frodo, and Bilbo's much-loved hobbit-hole with its iconic green door. Click the map hot spots and be transported behind the scenes at Hobbiton™ Movie Set in glorious 360-degree still images.
Visit Hobbiton™ Movie Set If you enjoyed our 360-degree experience, try visiting the set in real life. With daily public tours, spell-binding tales, and evening banquets you can discover the real Middle‑earth™ for yourself at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, just two hours from Auckland.
For your own Middle‑earth™ adventure, daily tours are available to visit the original Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and The Hobbit films.
Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Your guided tour starts with a drive through our picturesque 1,250-acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Take a look at Bag End, where Frodo and Bilbo’s adventures began. Get lost among the hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the mill, and the Party Tree. Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be. Tours depart daily from the Shire's Rest Cafe, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, and from the Matamata & Rotorua i-SITEs.
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand.
Pricing and Conditions
Adult $84.00 - $195.00
Further pricing information: Children aged 0-9 are free
Youth aged 9 - 16 are $42 Adults 17+
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be paid at 100% if a cancellation is made up to two hours prior to the scheduled departure time. The refund will be paid at 50% if a cancellation is made within two hours of the scheduled departure time. All refunds of canceled tickets must be claimed within one month of the date of the tour.
Facilities and Features
Proximity to airport: 42km from Hamilton Airport.
87km from Rotorua Airport.
168km from Auckland Airport.
Proximity to coach terminal: 16km from Matamata i-SITE
Proximity to town: 16km from Matamata
Business hours: 7 days a week
Months of operation: All months of the year