We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
+64 7-888 1505
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$139.49*
and up
Full-Day Hobbiton Tour from Auckland
More Info
US$79.91*
and up
'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
More Info
US$55.37*
and up
Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Matamata
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep and beef farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the village, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be taken around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit holes, the Mill and into the famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can indulge in our exclusive, specially brewed beverages to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“green dragon” (1,446 reviews)
“wings” (991 reviews)
“ginger beer” (331 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 7-888 1505
Write a Review
Reviews (6,571)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 5,787 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Christina, our guide is very energetic ;) My family and I had so much fun at the Hobbiton Movie Set Tours! We wish there is more time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery, but it is understandable as there are also other group behind...More

Thank Ain S
Reviewed yesterday

More

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed yesterday

More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed yesterday

More

Thank iancT4518RP
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a tour of the second movie set - the first having being remade. It is essentially a full scale (hobbit scale that is) replica of a Hobbit village. From the ticketing office and cafe area you take a short bus ride (5 minutes)...More

1  Thank lex_loci_david
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whether you are a fan of the films / books, or have never heard of them, there is something on this tour for everyone! It was amazing to see the beautiful Scenery that was made for the successful films. It has all been well maintained...More

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this Hobbiton tour. Though I have not read the books nor watched the movies, I enjoyed the tour. My husband is a great fan of it, so had a little idea about the book. It’s very beautifully made. It’s little expensive. Our tour...More

Thank Maithili S
Reviewed 3 days ago

1  Thank Marco P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting the north island of NZ, this absolutely has to be a stop. I am ashamed to admit I am a part of the 40% of people who have never read the books nor seen the movies but I enjoyed it immensely....More

Thank Larz1125
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour. My wife and I took the Hobbiton tour from Rotorua and returned to Rotorua. The bus ride took a little over an hour to and from. They offer to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. On the ride the...More

1  Thank Blake W
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Green Dragon Inn
111 reviews
.25 km away
The Shire's rest cafe
137 reviews
1.65 km away
Osteria Matamata
320 reviews
9.75 km away
The Redoubt Bar and Eatery
411 reviews
9.75 km away
Nearby Attractions
Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
244 reviews
9.69 km away
Lake District Adventures
83 reviews
13.76 km away
The Boatshed Kayaks
146 reviews
14.42 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Delilah D
24 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from ospreychick | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if the tour guide would be prepared to accompany your daughter, you could email them and ask. Although each bus load of tourists have their own guide and tour the site together, guests do drop back and... More
0
Votes
Florence L
23 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
good question ...they are facades only...there are 2 with open doors including Bilbo's hobbit hole...they only go back about 1 meter and there is nothing inside...one you can stand in the doorway for a photo....Bilbo's has... More
1
Vote
Catherina A
22 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from MichaelHabre | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The set tour with the dinner actually starts at the best hour of the day when the light is perfect for amazing photos. Which is around 3-4 pm. Yet, I’m not sure this tour is available during September since it’s going to... More
1
Vote