Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

Rotorua, New Zealand

From $110.98

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Live commentary on board
    • Pick up from selected hotels - please call to book
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 1167 Fenton Street
      1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

      Coach pick-up is located outside the Rotorua I-site visitor center

    Start time

    08:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Hobbiton Movie Set

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
    • All tours are operated by a luxury 4 star coach with on board toilet
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Loved the weee Hobbiton. We had a great bus driver who was very funny. She also gave us a nice history of the area and funny stories about Hobbiton.


    382 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Love Hobbiton
    Elaine_P, May 2023
    Having Hobbiton come to life for me. Seeing in reality what I saw in the movies. Lunch was great too. I really appreciated our Guide Mike, he made it so much easier to visualise.
    Fascinating Hobbiton
    StephenN_W, May 2023
    Visiting Hobbiton was definitely on our bucket list and whilst our coach tour wasn't going there, we were able arrange our tour thanks to Viator and GreatSights. We broke away for a few hours whilst we were in Rotorua and were delighted that we did. Excellent mini-tour and the Coach Captain, Steve was one of the reasons. He was great. I'm 75 so I'm not likely to return however it left me with wonderful memories and so we will always be grateful.
    Great day in Hobbiton
    Carol_C, Apr 2023
    Wonderful day out if you are a fan of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit (and probably even if you are not familiar with those). Really impressive. Bring your ID though if you want a drink in the Green Dragon - I’m 33 and they wouldn’t serve me without mine 🤣
    Definitely worth the effort
    Harry_O, Apr 2023
    The detail of the movie set and the background information provided by our guide was very interesting. Details of the history of Hobbiton and its development for the movie were very interesting.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Hi Harry! We really appreciate you taking time to post your review and we are happy you enjoyed the tour:)
    hearing the stories of...
    Brenda_S, Apr 2023
    hearing the stories of the how things were filmed and feeling like I was a hobbit The lunch food was very good , but felt little rushed
    Loved the weee Hobbiton....
    christinefoltynsmith, Apr 2023
    Loved the weee Hobbiton. We had a great bus driver who was very funny. She also gave us a nice history of the area and funny stories about Hobbiton.
    Fantastic experience
    Manisha_P, Apr 2023
    It was an awesome experience…. The guide Sunny, the vibe of the place, the food and souvenir shop were all great.
    Had a great time and...
    Daniel_G, Apr 2023
    Had a great time and wonderful tour guides! Loved hearing all the filming stories and the buffet was excellent. Thanks so much!
    The Hobbiton staff and...
    Deanne_R, Apr 2023
    The Hobbiton staff and the whole experience were friendly, welcoming and provided a great experience. The coach driver was in a hurry and bustled everyone out of the lunch before we had time to have our coffee, we ended up back in Rotorua half an hour earlier than expected. That was not an enjoyable part of the day.
    This is one of those actually awesome experiences.
    JEREMY_B, Apr 2023
    This was the trip I expected, couldn't have been better. The bus was a bit late but it is a spacious bus/coach that picks up at select hotels and the Rotorua I-site visitor information center. The people that I called from customer service were helpful to let us know it was running late and assured us it was coming. The ride was comfortable and included some pleasant local information. Once we got there, they hit the gift center, cafe, and restrooms first then off again with the tour guide up to the shire. Tour is as amazing as it sounds. A must. The green dragon was awesome, good beer and cider. The lunch was a proper meal with salads, veg, meats, fish and deserts. They are always happy to cater to little folk... I mean gluten free, vegan, etc. Book a trip!
    Poor experience
    Elizabeth_G, Apr 2023
    Poor service from the drivers. I almost miss my flight because my driver placed my suitcases in the wrong place. The tour its not worth it for the price
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Kia Ora Elizabeth! Thank you for your review. We are sorry you had issues with our drivers. We would like to better understand the situation with your suitcase in order to to provide a feedback to our crew members and also improve our services. We will appreciate if you could contact us: By phone (Domestic - 0800 744 487) or International (+64 9 583 5790) By e-mail:
    A whole little magical town!
    Alicia_C, Apr 2023
    Wow, I was impressed at how expansive and extensive the movie set was! It was a whole little magical town! So interesting to hear the stories about various pieces of the set and the great lengths (and expense) they took to get every little detail to their liking. Really neat to see in person!
    Hobbit fan- this is an absolute must.
    Susan_B, Apr 2023
    Walking the site and the guides explaining how an area was depicted in the film. Understanding the attention to details made by the film director
    A dream fulfilled!
    Andrew_C, Apr 2023
    A wonderful experience. The coach was on time and modern, and the guide at Hobbiton was very professional. Hobbiton itself was awesome, brilliant to visit Bag End and the party field and other famous locations. Ginger beer in the Green Dragon was lovely, and the quality of food for lunch was excellent, I particularly enjoyed the roast beef. Would thoroughly recommend this tour for all Hobbit and LOTR fans!
    Amazing experience
    James_M, Mar 2023
    When walking around hobbiton with the guide you we felt as though it was actually a real living village not a movie set, I was so amazing.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi James! Thank you for your time in writing a review. Great to hearing the movie set met your expectations and hope everything else regarding the tour went smoothly :)
    Good time
    Francine_C, Mar 2023
    Great all the way. Bus on time and confortable. Driver Anna was very entertaining and good history teacher. Visit was fun and again à good site guide. Meal was good and plenty of sélection. Do recommend spéciales if you do not have a car
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi Fran! Thank you for your feedback. It is really important to us this information to provide the best experience for you as a customer. We are glad you had fun :)
    Fun, convenient way to get to Hobbiton!
    Maggie_L, Mar 2023
    Both our bus driver, Hana, and our Hobbiton tour guide, Inga, were fun and so full of knowledge! The ride out was pleasant and Hana shared information about the local area and Māori culture. She made the process of getting checked in at the Shire’s Rest super easy. We had time to stop in the cafe and the gift shop , of course! The movie set DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Inga have such an engaging tour and we had a great sized group of fun tourists! The lunch and the cider at the Green Dragon were delicious. This tour was also really convenient since I did not have a car and you can no longer get a free shuttle from Matamata. It really was worth the money to pay for the ease and the wonderful, wonderful guides.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Kia Ora Maggie! That's great to hear you had a wonderful experience with our team and the tour was worth. Regarding the feedback about Hana and Inga, we will definitely pass them on to them:)
    Lovely hobbit tour
    LayHah_T, Mar 2023
    Enjoyable tour. The scenery was beautiful. Wish it wasn’t raining. The lunch at green dragon was good. The toilets are interesting.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Good afternoon Lay! Good to hear you had a pleasant time with us and thank you for spending time to write the review. We are always following up them in order to bring the best experience for you, as our customer :)
    Greatsights is very good tour operator
    Jerry_X, Mar 2023
    bus driver is great at telling local stories' she is also very polite, nice and professional. lunch buffet was excellent. of cause Hobbiton movies set is amazing place to visti.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi Jerry! Thank you for your comments regarding the region and our team. Hope to see you soon in other tours we provide :)
    We're going on an adventure!
    Angela_G, Mar 2023
    When we arrived it was amazing just to be on the film set. Also Bagend was great. The feast was amazing.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Good afternoon Angela! Nice to hear you had a great experience with us and thank you for taking time to reviewed the tour:)
    Where is Frodo?
    Karen_H, Mar 2023
    Our driver was terrific. Our guide was helpful and informative. The Hobbiton was beyond delightful. So much fun strolling thru the village and talking crazy pictures and some regular ones also. Lunch was delicious. We hated to leave,
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi Karen! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to have you back exploring a little bit more of The Shire of the Middle-earth with us :)
    Well worth doing
    Frazer_W, Feb 2023
    Very good, even better than I had hoped it would be. The tour of Hobbiton is a must if you're a fan or in the area.
    Perfect experience
    Moeava_T, Feb 2023
    It was a wonderful experience to be where the movie was made. Also, learning about all the techniques used to have a sunset when the sun doesn’t rise where expected for instance. Wonderful landscapes and good food!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Kia Ora! We appreciate you spending time to post your review and we are happy you had a great experience in the Hobbit's land :)
    All around top experience
    chantel_i, Feb 2023
    From start to finish this was such a fun tour! Our guide was friendly & knowledgeable, we had time to take multiple photos & it was all postcard perfect! Lunch was delicious, We did love the green dragon inn for drinks!
    Great day trip to Hobbiton
    Martina_S, Feb 2023
    I really enjoyed this tour to Hobbiton. Our bus driver was very knowledgeable of the local area and we learned a lot on the way there. Hobbiton itself is very surreal and absolutely amazing! Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn was also really nice, great selection of different mains and even desserts. And I even made new friends along the way! Definitely recommend!
    Wonderful time
    Jessica_I, Feb 2023
    Everything went smoothly, the bus driver was wonderful and kept us entertained with stories along the way (can't remember her name maybe sherly). The tour it's self was great and the guide offer to take photo is you need which was handy as a solo travel. Food was really good and lots of vegitarian options. The music really makes you feel like your in the movie :)
    Hobbit for a Day!
    Julianne_D, Feb 2023
    This tour is a must for any LOTR fan! We had time to shop for souvenirs at the gift shop and grab a coffee at the cafe at Shire's Rest before the tour. For the tour itself, we were lucky and only had 10 people in our group, so we were able to take lots of pictures throughout the tour and ask a lot of questions which made the experience that much better. The drinks at the Green Dragon and the buffet lunch were both incredible! Cannot recommend enough!
    Wendy_N, Feb 2023
    The entire day was magical. What a lovely place. The guides were great and lunch was fantastic. The entire Shire is just as it was in the movies.
    Wonderful activity
    Jahvarna_M, Feb 2023
    It was a nice adventure learning about the hobbit and also the food was very delicious loved everything about it.
    Excellent tour
    Meihua_s, Jan 2023
    We joined the tour because we were not able to get the tickets of the day we desired directly from the Hobbiton web site. The tour is great. I have to say our guide is excellent. She talked about the history on the way to the destination. At the Hobbiton site, she took photos for everyone when these is a chance. I would recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Kia Ora, thank you for your review and so happy you had a great time at Hobbiton!

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