Your tour of the Hobbiton movie set starts with a scenic drive from Rotorua across the Kaimai Ranges to The Shires™ Rest. It then continues with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your Hobbiton tour guide will escort you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how Hobbiton™ Movie set was created.
The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon™ Inn, the 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.
On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will remain as it was seen in these films and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
During your Lord of The Rings tour you will see Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films. The Green Dragon™ Inn is a replica of the inn that featured in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Masterfully recreated, we invite you to relax at the Inn of the Hobbits as part of your Hobbiton movie tour.
All guests on the Hobbiton day tour receive one complimentary refreshment from the exclusively crafted South Farthing™ range. The inn also offers traditional fare, including their famous beef and ale pie. The Shires™ Rest cafe is conveniently located at the Entrance to Hobbiton Movie Set.
Please note: All optional excursion descriptions represent a typical itinerary and will not necessarily operate exactly as outlined. Distant Journeys reserves the right to change the local operators at short notice if deemed necessary and appropriate.
NB This tour is not available if travelling on any Highlights of Australia & New Zealand tour with a departure date of April 2017 onwards