North Island

Hobbiton™ Movie Set Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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Hobbiton Movie Set 2 Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

From US$54.60

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


  • Small-group walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set
  • Join a professional guide for an in-depth tour
  • See where Peter Jackson's movies were shot
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Shuttle services in the grounds
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

Hobbiton Movie Set

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Construction on the Set: A major and very exciting development project is underway at Hobbiton Movie Set until December 2023. Please visit the official website for detailed information on how this construction could impact your experience.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair access is limited due to the terrain and layout of the movie set. Please visit website for detailed information and contact Hobbiton team to make a booking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The tours are done in about groups of 40 making it quite crowded and having to wait in others as they take pictures etc.
Highly recommended even for the guy in our group who had never seen the films !


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Could live there as all so real
Judy_v, Sept 2023
How well organized the event was, fabulous guide with humour an knowledge. Everything just flowed. The feeling of walking through a real life village of mystery.
Was an awesome tour. Highly recommend
Gael_B, Sept 2023
The drink in the hobbiton inn. 😄 Was great all round.great tour guide only been doing a month. Would recommend going after Dec 23 when the new hobbitt houses are open to actually go in.
Make sure you make the effort to visit!
Duane_M, Sept 2023
The entire movie set and tour guide, made it a memorable experience! The bus trip in with a short video clip set the mood, was a highlight of our weekend.
Wonderful experience for the whole family
Petrina_S, Sept 2023
Completely enjoyed the whole experience-would have loved to see some Hobbits costumes on the staff / hosts/ security people to add to the experience. Thank you for a wonderful time 😊
Darrin_W, Sept 2023
Some of the best parts for us was our tour guide was passionate about it, Bag End and the Green Dragon
An absolute must do!
Victoria_P, Sept 2023
An absolute must do experience when in New Zealand! The set is well made and fascinating. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour from start to finish!
Our two hours experience in Hobbitton
Olga_G, Sept 2023
Fun experience especially if you are a fan of the movies and/ or books. Beautiful scenery, super friendly staff and great day altogether.
Ben the incredible Hobbiton tour guide!
Gwen_R, Sept 2023
Ben the very knowledgeable tour guide welcomed everyone on the tour with laughter and humour. All through the tour he provided detailed explanations of all the different sites and answered many questions from the tour group. He took many photos and commented on “how good visitors looked! He ensured everyone was given a drink at the Green Dragon. He always gave plenty of time and simple directions for each meeting point and received a well deserved cheer from everyone at the end of the tour! Hobbiton was pretty good as well!
Cool experience for Lord of the Rings fans.
Wayne_W, Sept 2023
Tour guide was pleasant and informative. I enjoyed seeing Hobbiton come to life. Wait til December when the current construction is complete.
Don't miss this, its fabulous!
Brent_D, Sept 2023
Fabulous from start to finish. Well organised, Hobbiton itself is amazing, one of the best things we have done in NZ. Definitely don't miss this. The restaurant is very good too.
Must do in North Island
SSUHUA_C, Sept 2023
Even though I haven’t watched the movies, I still enjoyed the time in this wonderland. Our guide, Anna, is great, she told us lots of stories from behind the scenes which is fun.
Journey to middle earth
Chenie_L, Sept 2023
The hobbit hole of baggins and having a drink at the green dragon.It is like immersing in different time and different world.So memorable
Amazingly Beautiful!!
Shannon_P, Sept 2023
Loved the history of the set, our guide, and the scenery. The whole set is stunning. With a free alcoholic beverage and keepsake mug at the end you will love.
Hop into Hobbiton.
Owen_S, Sept 2023
Kids loves it and the first they did when they got home was to watch the movie. Very interesting and very well done.
The place was so...
DAEYOUNG_P, Aug 2023
The place was so beautiful and the behind stories the guide explained were so interesting. This tour includes a drink, it was also delicious.
Family at the Shire
Brendon_M, Aug 2023
Everything was so good. The lady that done the tour but the best thing was the red dragon the work man ship that went into it was excellent thank all for the great time.
Great day
Pauline_B, Aug 2023
Just seeing all the hobbit houses and feeling like you were in the places in the movie. Loved it all
A place must visit in NZ North Island
Karoon_K, Aug 2023
Pretty nice tour of movie place. Our family excited and happy with the landscape included their maintenance.
Magical Hobbiton
Jenny_C, Aug 2023
For someone who has read all the books and watched the movies, it was a magical experience. Our guide was very informed and made the experience a very enjoyable one.
All round excellent experience.
Christina_B, Aug 2023
All round excellent experience. Easily located, excellent cafe (really good prices), easy check in. Great tour guide. Unhurried tour around Hobbiton. Drink at the Green Dragon. Absolutely worth the time, effort and money.

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