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1 Day

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Rings Scenic Tours

Rotorua or Matamata


Why You'll Love It

  • Experience Middle-earth come to life by visiting the original filming site of the Hobbiton Village; The Shire  
  • Enjoy commentary by an experienced guide who will offer key points of interest behind the filming 
  • Get in touch with one of New Zealand's most notable claim to fame and one of the world's most famous fantasy series 
  • Experience the unique opportunity to visit a picturesque working sheep farm and learn more about the fascinating culture of New Zealand 

What's Included

  • A knowledgeable tour guide to escort you through the site and recount fascinating behind the scenes detail 
  • All entrance fees included 
  • Included transport to and from Matamata and Rotorua CBD 


  • Meet at one of the allocated joining locations (See departures) to embark on your journey to The Shire
  • Stop at one of New Zealand's most picturesque, 1,250 acre working sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges
  • Join your knowledgable tour guide for a walk through The Hobbiton filming location where you will discover first hand how the site was created and learn behind the scene facts 
  • Enjoy time to take a sneak peak inside some of the most famous locations in the infamous LOTR trilogy included Bagend and The Party Tree

Pickups / Departures

 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

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Rings Scenic Tours

Call 1800 997 325 for immediate availability and information