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Early afternoon departure from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set tour starts with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata. Along the way your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Just outside of Matamata is the private working farm that was transformed into The Shire for the award-winning The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. The home of Tolkien’s beloved hobbits Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin has been preserved since filming wrapped. Take a guided tour of the movie set and learn how this land was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. After your Hobbiton movie set tour,return to Rotorua, arriving in the early evening.
Tour commence 1.15 pm, Tour returns 6.00 pm
Tour Duration 5 hours approximately