Rotorua & Waitomo Small Group Hobbiton Tour | Hobbiton Movie Set Tour From Rotorua

Rotorua & Waitomo Small Group Hobbiton Tour | Hobbiton Movie Set Tour From Rotorua

After departing the Lake Rotorua area your coach will take you across the scenic Mamaku Ranges & through the native Fitzgerald Glade before arriving in the Waikato Region & the Rolling Hills of “The Shire”.

Continue through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges, where your guide will escort you through the ten acre Hobbiton site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created.

The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cultural & Themed Day Tours
From: Rotorua to Rotorua
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: HMSFTR

Inclusions

Travel by coach from Rotorua to the farm
Tour starts with a drive through the 1,250 acre sheep farm
Guided escort through the 10 acre Hobbit movie set
Return transfer to Rotorua
Drop offs available to centrally located accommodations

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departs daily
  • Departure Point: The Hobbiton Shop (1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua)
  • Departure Times: 8:15am and 1:15pm
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes.
  • Return Details: The Hobbiton Shop or selected accommodations at 1:00pm or 6pm (approx)
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • Youth (9-16 years) and child (0-8) 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.

Tourism Affiliations

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4.4/5.0

There are 13 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.4 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
14/09/2017
We had an excellent Hobbiton tour!..I can't remember our tour guide's name but he was hilarious!...A fun and interesting day!
Overall Tour Rating

5
02/08/2017
It is an amazing experience both in Fenton St Shop to Hobbiton Movie Set. Definitely will share my wonderful experience with my friends. Hope I can visit again next time. Thanks also to Kris who is very accommodating and pleasant to all guests and our tour driver - great historian who knows the history and events of each place we come across and passed by until we reached our destination. I should say ,visiting Hobitton movie set is the highlight of my 5 days road trip travel.
Overall Tour Rating

5
17/02/2017
A great little tour around this wonderful area. The attention to detail is incredible. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable of the books, films and process. Highly recommended.
Overall Tour Rating

2
30/12/2016
Hobbiton was so crowded it felt a bit like sheep being herded from hole to hole. With an end at the Green Dragon for an ale and 10 minutes to drink it. Seriously? My recommendation would be to limit the number of visitors a day and allow for more lingering in the pub. In all honesty you will probably make back your money from limiting guests with bar tabs. Just a thought.
Overall Tour Rating

4
17/04/2016
Thanks to Paul and Danny for providing such a nice tour and ride for this Hobbit Tour. Thumbs up! =)
Overall Tour Rating

4
17/11/2015
We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend it. The guide Jessica was superb. She gave out information clearly and make the whole visit great fun. She has excellent people skills. Thank you.
Overall Tour Rating

4
11/07/2014
I\'m not a huge Hobbit/LOTR fan but I do enjoy the films and the Hobbit books. This was a terrific tour, lots of fun and interesting to boot. The \'homes\' are so cute and the whole setting is lovely, you do really feel transported. Logically (it\'s a film set after all) it\'s very picturesque and photogenic. Our on set guide Mike was focused and full of facts.
Overall Tour Rating

5
25/05/2014
Timo was an a wonderful tour guide- he was enthusiastic and friendly, and knew a lot about the movie and the movie set. Russel, the bus driver, was also very friendly and knowledgeable. The booking process was straightforward, and having the option to be picked up from any hotel was very convenient.
Overall Tour Rating

5
06/05/2014
Happy with everything. Ginger ale in the Green Dragon was delicious! (Ed. I agree!)
Overall Tour Rating

4
14/09/2013
Well planned. Felt very safe throughout the journey. Well informed and nice place to visit. Will absolutely recommend to my friends. Thumbs up!
Overall Tour Rating

4
26/05/2013
Fun day out, just be warned lots of walking and very hilly! Well 1 big hill, but as I have knee problems found it a bit hard going. Only real criticism would be that there was no warning about needing to wear suitable outside waterproof shoes. (heavy rain night before left ground slippery and wet). The tour guide was ok, really could have been a bit more enthusiastic about the experience. I got more from the bus driver than the tour guide. Overall, I did enjoy this experience and the scenery is fantastic and well worth going to. The cold drink at the Inn was great and the staff very friendly.
Overall Tour Rating

5
10/11/2012
A very good tour for beautiful scenery, fresh air, lovely baby sheep, idling around the Hobbits\' Village (Shire). Impressive!
Overall Tour Rating

5
21/05/2012
Excellent tour, highly recommended!
Overall Tour Rating

Rotorua & Waitomo Small Group Hobbiton Tour | Hobbiton Movie Set Tour From Rotorua
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Tour Code: HMSFTR
From (NZD) $107 per person
Rating:
13 reviews (4.4/5)

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