Photo Essay: Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour Experience

Australasia & Oceania Photo Essays


“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien


We have watched the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies several times. So seeing it in person is surreal. Handel and his friends rented a car and drove from Auckland. Here’s what you can expect from the tour. You also get a free drink at the end of the tour.


Hobbit Holes™

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Tours Information

Tours operates daily from Matamata
Departing: Matamata i-Site, 45 Broadway, Matamata
Times: tours departs every 45 minutes from 9:30am to 2:45pm
Additional departures: 3:30pm*, 4:15pm*, 5:00pm**
Duration: three hours approximately


Tours operates daily from Shire’s Rest
Departing: Shire’s Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata
Times: tours departs every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Additional tours: 4:00pm*, 4:30pm*, 5:00pm**, 5:30pm**
Duration: two hours approximately

Excludes Christmas Day
*Operates 01 Sept to 30April **Operates 27 Dec to 28 Feb


Tours operates daily from Rotorua
Departing: Hobbiton Movie Set Shop, 1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Times: 8:15am, 1:15pm
Duration: five hours approximately


Evening Banquet Tour
Days: every Wednesday and Sunday evening
Note: Bookings essential



Basic Information

Location: 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand
Telephone: (64) 7 888 1505 | (64) 7 3480711
Freephone: 0508 4 HOBBITON


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6 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour Experience

  1. Hello guys, such a thrilling life you have! 🙂 Going to New Zealand is a must for us! How long was your stay there ? 😛 Where are you traveling now to? 🙂 Cheers!

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