Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Evening Dinner From Shires Rest

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Evening Dinner From Shires Rest

Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

Your guide escorts you through the 12-acre site recounting fascinating details on how the movie set was created. The tour cumulates at the Green Dragon Inn with a complimentary beverage from our exclusive Hobbit South farthing range. The guests will then be moved through into the Green Dragon dining room and treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit. The tables will be full of traditional Hobbit fare and as is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will rejoin their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of the Shire. The trails will be illuminated by path lighting and each guest will receive an authentic handheld lantern to light the way.

This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit hole chimneys smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cultural & Themed Day Tours
From: Matamata to Matamata
Price: From (NZD) $195 per person
Duration: 3 1/2 Hour
Tour Code: HMSFTD

Inclusions

Travel by coach from Shires Rest to the farm
Tour starts with a drive through the 1,250 acre sheep farm
Guided escort through the 10 acre Hobbiton Movie Set
The evening dinner banquet meal
Return transfer to Shires Rest

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departs daily
  • Departure Point: Shire’s Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata
  • Departure Times: 
    • 05:15pm – 9:45pm April (Sunday – Wednesday)
    • 04:00pm – 8:30pm May – August (Sunday – Wednesday)
    • 05:15pm – 9:45pm September – November (Sunday – Wednesday)
    • 06:15pm – 10:45pm December – March (Sunday – Wednesday)
  • Duration:3.5 hours.
  • Return Details: Shire’s Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata
  • Closed: Christmas Day & Evening dinner not available Thursday-Saturday.

Important Information

  • Children 0-8 years tour free with every paying adult. Youth (9-16 years) rates apply only if accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Evening Dinner From Shires Rest
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: HMSFTD
From (NZD) $195 per person
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