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

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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
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Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created.
  • 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
  • Includes a drink at the Green Dragon™ Inn
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Professional guide
Shuttle services in the grounds
Alcoholic Beverages
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hobbiton Movie Set
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.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest.
What is the social distancing policy during Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest.

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

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Awesome experience
, Aug 2022
Awesome experience and well worth the trip up from Dunedin. Highly recommend going and the staff at the shop and the tour guides are very friendly
Magical experience
, Jun 2022
Beautiful setting it was exactly like the movies. Paul our tour guide was awesome, very enthusiastic, you could see his love for the movies and the Hobbiton set. Had a magical experience.
Hobbiton itself is wonderful; did expect a hobbit to wander across to the Green Dragon. Our guide was lots of fun.
, May 2022
Seeing Bagend and drinking in the Green Dragon were the best, especially the ale and meat pie. Very good.
Another bucket list ticked off! Memorable.
, Mar 2022
We used a golf cart and our guide Sonny made the visit very worthwhile with his friendliness, experience and the laughs we shared together. Truly a marvellous few hours - the sights we saw were unforgettable.
It’s like your going on an adventure
, Mar 2022
The whole experience was wonderful. The guild was very informative about all the thing that went into making the set When filming was happening . If you are a Hobbit or Lord of the rings fan it’s a 100% must see, You will get it.
Home of hobbits
, Jan 2022
We love our every single moment at Hobbiton movie set and specially we love how team has managed to maintain the set as it is so big thanks to them.
Seeing the things I...
, Jan 2022
Seeing the things I remember from the movies in real life. And finding out that the tree above Bag End was made made really blew me away. It looked so real
most enjoyable
, Aug 2021
Sonny our guide was animated and passionate and made the tour most enjoyable. We were lucky to be the only tour group there at the time.
Family fun
, Jul 2021
Fantastic set. Our tour guide was awesome. My kids really enjoyed aswell as ourselves. Would highly recommend.
, Feb 2021
Amazing for anyone of all ages but especially lord of the rings fans. Busy place but staff very efficient. The beer at the end of the tour tops it off perfectly.
Hobbiton - A must do on your bucket list !
, Jan 2021
Wow ! I really have to say that the whole breath taking tour was one of the highs of my life. The guide was excellent. Her information on the set and movie/books was really good. I'll be going back again one day for another tour. I had to pinch myself that I was actually standing outside the lovely hobbit houses. The gardens and little details were just amazing. $89.00 seemed so cheap for such an amazing tour. It all made me so proud to be a kiwi. Proud too of all those who helped to make the sets & Hobbiton come alive. I expected to see all the hobbits and characters appear at any moment. The Waikato a perfect setting too. Love it ! Cheers Marian Harrison
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jan 2021
Great experience. Shane was our guide and was very helpful with Chloe & Elena, two young girls who took to him straight away and made their time even more special.
Fantastic tour
, Dec 2020
Fantastic tour! We truly recommend this to all fans and not so fans of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogy. It was well organized and the staff was super friendly.
Wonderful Tour
, Oct 2020
What a wonderful tour!!. The guide was professional, friendly and helpful. Our tour was on 12p.m. and the weather was sunny so great for walking. The views of greeny areas and Hobbits were amazing. Also ginger beer was tasty. Highly recommend it.
, Oct 2020
Worth every cent we paid for this tour, staff and value for money exceptional!!! I would recommend this tour to anyone, I had an 8 year old and my elderly parents with me that have never seen the movies and every one of us enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for an amazing experience, we were the first group so we had the shire to ourselves for most of the tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful
bucket list Hobbiton
, Aug 2020
Hobbiton has always been on my bucket list... Loved it we had a fantastic guide and thoroughly enjoyed learning all about it
Wow! Worth it trip.
, Jul 2020
Wow! Wow! Wow! We are so glad we did this tour. Our guide, Sunny, made every moment enjoyable. We could walk through the set on our own pase and had ample time to take photos. We would do this tour again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
There weren't any highlights actually and I have travelled many tours around the world
, Jul 2020
Very expensive for a two hour walk around the farm and dependent on how fast or slow you walk is the time it takes to complete the tour. At the end of the tour it was flat as just given a drink and time out while waiting for the bus. It could be made exciting if there was a little clip or movie in the shires nest while consuming the drink.
Great for all your family
, Jul 2020
My family thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and it was the highlight of our trip and attractions we saw on the day.
Family day out
, Jul 2020
Absolutely stunning place. The driver and the guide were fabulous. A little overpriced but thoroughly enjoyable.

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