Hobbiton Movie Set & Tours
The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is an essential stop on the itinerary of all visitors travelling through New Zealand offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life. The Shires Rest Cafe is situated at the entrance to the set and provides an ideal place to stop for refreshments or that Second Breakfast
Daily tours are available to visit the original Hobbiton village from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy
Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created.
The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for 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
Upon completion of your tour of the set you will return to The Shires Rest to enjoy time in The Shire Store.
Tours depart frequently from the Shires Rest Cafe, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata with signposting between Matamata and Cambridge.
Courtesy transport is available from the Matamata i-SITE and tours depart twice daily from Rotorua.