1 Day
New Zealand

The Hobbiton movie set tour is one of the most popular day trips in the whole of New Zealand – a country which is famed as the “real Middle Earth” as it provides the stunning backdrops for the Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit movies.

Situated just outside of Matamata in the North Island the Hobbiton Movie Set (aka “The Shire”) is one of the best places to relive your favourite moments from the movies.

Explore the many Hobbit holes which scatter the hillside, jump over the famous fence and enjoy a cold beer or cider at the Green Dragon.

You’ll be guided around the Shire and learn heaps of behind the scenes knowledge about the making of the movie and how the set itself was created.

And don’t worry there’s plenty of time to snap some pictures!

Choose a return trip from Matamata or Rotorua depending on your travel plans.

Additional information

Departs FromMatamara, Rotorua

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

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