Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Happy Travels

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Price: From $89.00
Visit Real Middle Earth and explore The Shire on this Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - a must for any Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fans!

Tour Description

New Zealand is also known as “Real Middle Earth” – after it was chosen as the backdrop for the world famous Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit Movies.

It’s not hard to see why Peter Jackson chose his homeland for the movies either – the amazing landscapes of New Zealand are ideal for epic battles, strange settlements and tremendous adventures!

No trip to real middle earth is complete without a tour around the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie set. The Hobbit Holes and Green Dragon Pub have quickly become a place of pilgrimage of movie buffs from all over the world.

Even if you’re not a huge fan of the movies a trip here is well worth it – pose in front of a Hobbit Hole, learn more about the making of the movies and see some the incredible landscapes which formed the backdrop of some of the biggest blockbuster movies ever released!

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Please Note; Available as a return trip from Matamata (ideal for those campervanning around NZ) or Rotorua


Guided tour around Hobbiton
Learn about the making of the film and the set design
Order a drink at the Green Dragon Pub
Return bus transfers from Matamata or Rotorua
Visit "The Shire" as seen in The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings
Pose for some pictures in a real life Hobbit Hole!
Order a drink at the famous Green Dragon Pub
Please allow 2 hours from The Shires Rest

Departs: The Shire’s Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Matamata - Every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Additional Tours at 4.00pm, 4.30pm* and 5.00pm and 5.30pm**
Duration: 2hrs
(* 20 August to 20 May) (** 27 December to 28 February)

Departs: Matamata i-SITE, 45 Broadway, Matamata - Every 45 minutes from 9.30am to 2.45pm. Additional Tours at 3.30pm, 4.15pm* and 5.00pm**
Duration: 2 1/2hrs
(* 20 August to 20 May) (** 27 December to 28 February)

Departs: Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua. at 8:15am and 1:15pm (approximate – depending on location).
Duration: 4 1/2hrs approx

Open date tickets please give 7 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 24-48hrs in advance. Ph: 07 8881505 or from outside NZ: +64 7 888 1505.

Provider Details
Rings Scenic Tours
Phone: 07 8881505
501 Buckland Road RD2 Matamata 3472 New Zealand
Matamata Return - $89 Per Person
Rotorua Return - $119 Per Person
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