Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand
Hobbiton Movie Set
Information not currently available.
Approximately 5 hours
Join this fascinating tour to the Hobbiton movie set near Matamata, where you will step back in time to JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth.
You'll cross the Kaimai Ranges and head across the Waikato lowlands to the set that was built in 1999 for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Filming commenced in December, 1999, and the stars on site were Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen), Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), Bilbo Baggins (Sir Ian Holm) and Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin), along with director Peter Jackson. In 2010, the set was completely rebuilt in amazing detail for the three Hobbit movies.
Enjoy strolling around the home of the hobbits, including Bag End, where Bilbo Baggins lived. See the Party Tree, the restored bridge and the old pub. After your guided tour, you will head to the Green Dragon for light refreshments. Then return to the ship at the Port of Tauranga.
Travel time to the movie set is 75 minutes each way. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.