North Island

Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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From US$55.17

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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A wonderful experience, regardless of ones age.
Tony_P, Jun 2023
It couldn't have been planned better. From the transport at Shires Rest and arrival at the start of the walk. Commentary and staff were knowledgeable, humorous and subtly professional. The walk could have been a little quicker with fewer stops but that is only my personal observation of course. The entire walk was full of the most detailed interesting colourful displays one will ever see. A film set come to life and an amateur photographers dream. We were surprised at the quality of food available at reasonable prices, and a free coffee mug at the finish was a nice touch.
SirAlan_R, Jun 2023
This tour is well worth exploring, the tour guide explains how the sets came together so well, I would definitely come back again.
Highlight of the New Zealand trip.
Luyao_S, Jun 2023
Excellent tour! It was well organized with photo time. The staff all are very nice. The place is so beautiful.
Whanau idea
Piri_H, May 2023
Perfect weather and great tour through the whole set. Our guide was very informative and helpful Would highly recommend this to anyone. Down side is it was expensive and pricey shop items
What an amazing tour! experience.
Leah_M, May 2023
What an amazing tour! our guide was wonderful, lots of fun photo opportunities. unforgettable experience.
Great time
Brenda_R, May 2023
Great time loved the whole area. Group was maybe a big big as was hard to hear the guide at times. Was worth the visit highly recommend
Steven_P, May 2023
The presentation of Hobbiton and the guides was excellent. Great to see with the family. Could have stayed there all day.
Little Hobbitses Houses
Nicole_D, May 2023
Wonderful walking tour of Hobbiton! Adorable. We are LOTR fans 😀 Very nice property. Good tour guide. Guests took turns for photo ops. Funtastic!
Amy_H, May 2023
Really amazing experience. Would definitely recommend to everyone. We went on a. Day when it was a bit rainy and miserable but it was still magical and amazing.
Interesting tour
Michelle_M, Apr 2023
Well orchestrated. Wether you have seen the movies of not, it is a great tour. Now I will definitely watch the movies😁 Great tour guide..
Soooo Excited
crablouie, Apr 2023
So excited to finally make my way to middle earth and see the sets of Hobbiton. Hobbiton did not disappoint but I’m bummed that I didn’t wait a little longer as there will be more to see at the end of the year.
The reception desk was...
James_S, Apr 2023
The reception desk was excellent. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. A great experience for LotR fans.
The authenticity, upkeep...
J_T, Apr 2023
The authenticity, upkeep and overall experience. We had 4 children ages 4 - 8 years all of whom enjoyed the experience, especially as none had seen the films shot on this set
Had to visit
Debbie_G, Apr 2023
Informative, interesting and picturesque tour. Fun tour guide. As kiwis we had to do this! (note to tour guide if asked again-those light Grey, white faced birds with long legs that are roaming around the set are white faced grey herons and not storks🙄🤣)
A must visit for Lord of the ring fans
IlseM, Apr 2023
The whole experience was memorable - the set is kept in very good condition / we loved it and everything went smoothly and was well organised
Aussie visitors
RomanKucharczyk, Apr 2023
This is our second visit to Hobbiton movie site. Site expended and is more affordable. Opposite to site souvenir shops which is extremely expensive. Our guide Merlin was great and very enthusiastic.
We’re going on an adventure!
Stef_P, Apr 2023
Great 2 hour spent touring Hobbiton set, awesome views and narration from the guide. Some ongoing renovation but we were given a token of apology from the tour which we can take home.
Every query we had was...
Kristine_B, Apr 2023
Every query we had was answered professionally. Well organized and cared for grounds. Staff very friendly.
Good tour and excellent facilities
Peter_H, Apr 2023
We had a very informative guide who explained the tour features well and added some great details. The sets are great and true to the movies.
A must do if you are in the area
Mark_B, Mar 2023
Our guide was the best! Even if you are not a lord of the rings fan or think this is too touristy. Check it out! Lots of interesting facts about the production of the movie as well.