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 COASTAL PACIFIC Operating days: 29 SEPT 2022 – 01 February 2023 Thursday to Sunday | 02 February - 30th April 2023 7 days a week  | 21 SEPT 2023 - 29 April 2024 Thursday to Sunday
NOT OPERATING :01 MAY 2023 - 20 SEPT 2023 | 29 APRIL 2024 - 01 JULY 2024 
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Your guided tour is set to depart from The Shire's Rest located at 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata, 3472.

Please check in at The Shire's Rest no later than 20 minutes before your tour is due to depart. Our tours depart on schedule and our buses cannot be held.

Photos and video recordings taken on set are for personal use only and not to be sold, distributed or used for commercial gain due to our contracts with the film companies.

 

Join us and experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

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.

You will be fully guided around the 12-acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill, and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Tours are currently only departing from The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata. 
 
Bookings are open for Travels from October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023.
 
 
 
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