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 and The Hobbit. The set has been completely rebuilt and is now a permanent attraction.

Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site, recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created.

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

Discover the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand.



On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.


The set has been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will remain as it was seen in these films and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.


During your tour you will see Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films.


We very much look forward to welcoming you to Hobbiton Movie set. Click here to make a booking. 

 The Green Dragon Inn is a replica of the inn that featured in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. 



Masterfully recreated, we invite you to relax at the Inn of the Hobbits as part of your tour. All guests recieve one complimentary refreshment from our exclusively crafted Southfarthing™ range.


The inn also offers traditional fare, including our famous beef and ale pie.


The Shire's Rest cafe is conveniently located at the Entrance to Hobbiton Movie Set. You can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal in The Shires Rest Cafe.



Both venues are also available for functions, conferences or other occasions. 

 Situated below The Shire's Rest™ Cafe, The Shire Store features many items that will tempt the enthusiast or the general shopper. 


 In the Shire Store you can purchase a wide range of products and in the Ticketing Office the friendly staff can assist you in booking your tour of Hobbiton Movie Set.


Make sure you allow plenty of time to allow a visit to our store and soak up the themed atmosphere and browse the many items we have for sale.


These include hand-crafted items from Weta Studios, our exclusive Southfarthing beverages, woolen products, cloaks from Stansborough Fibres, books and memorabilia from Hobbiton Movie Set.



The Shire Store is open seven days a week. 



SHIRE TOURS, SHIRE’S REST, GREEN DRAGON and HOBBITON are registered trademarks of Saul Zaentz Company and are used under license by Ring Scenic Tours Limited and Wingnut Films Productions Limited, which are independently owned and operated.