Headout logo. Link to home.
Guided Tours

Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua

tour of hobbiton movie set from rotorua-2
tour of hobbiton movie set from rotorua-3
tour of hobbiton movie set from rotorua-4
tour of hobbiton movie set from rotorua-5
  • Mobile ticket
  • Transfers included
  • Hotel pickup

Recreate the Tolkien magic on a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and experience a sliver of Maori culture at Te Puia.


  • Experience the Hobbiton Movie Set’s magic in person and learn about the Maori culture at Te Puia during this guided tour.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the set, starting with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the town of Matamata.
  • Gorge yourself on a hefty meal at the Green Dragon Inn after you visit Hobbit Holes, the Party Tree, the Mill and other iconic structures.
  • Take in the Maori culture at Te Puia as you visit the wood carving and weaving schools.
  • Walk past forceful geysers and bubbling mud pools at the end of your full-day guided tour.


  • Choose to upgrade your ticket to include the Te Puia day tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Banquet feast at Green Dragon Inn
  • Complimentary hotel transfers
  • Free WiFi on the coach

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 2 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Enjoy a day that mixes the magic of your favorite movie series, the Lord of the Rings, and Maori culture. This guided tour takes you to some of the most iconic structures in The Shire, including the Hobbit Holes, Green Dragon Inn, and the Mill.

Your journey begins at Rotorua. Your driver will take you through the farmlands of the King County and Waikato regions while simultaneously receiving a full-fledged, informative commentary on the countryside. Come across Matamata, where the famous 1,250-acre sheep and beef farm hosts the set of the Shire.

Offboard at the private farm and take a guided tour across the Shire. The private farm was carefully crafted into the set of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. After completing your exploration of every nook and cranny of this amazing set, you are invited to an afternoon feast at the Green Dragon Inn. On a full stomach, you can either head back to Rotorua or, according to your choice of tour, head out to Te Puia.

After gallivanting through the Shire, experience a bit of the local Maori culture in Te Puia. Here, you can visit the wood carving and weaving schools where ancient arts have been passed down from one generation to the next. Te Puia is not just a home of the Maori people but also a hotspot for geothermal activity. The area boasts some amazing forceful geysers and several bubbling mud pools.

Important Information

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour.


  • Daily: 8:45am - 2:15pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Pick-Up Points

  • This tour includes pick-up and drop-offs.
  • In the next step of booking, please specify the pick-up point.
  • On the day of your tour, arrive 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time at the pick-up point.
Missing any information?

Similar experiences you'd love

Free cancellation
mitai maori village cultural experience & buffet dinner-1
Dining Experiences
Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience & Buffet Dinner
Instant confirmation
Rated 5 out of 5.0 from 6 reviews.

Browse By Themes

World at your tap.

Get the Headout app to get tickets on your phone and access app-only deals. Talk about win-win.

We've served 25 million+ guests and we are here for you

25 million +

Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences


5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score

In the Media

Featured and recommended by the best brands

24 x 7 Help Center

Have a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, anytime