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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with Buffet Lunch

Matamata, Waikato - Show on map
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$125 each
1 Adult
$125 each

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  • Tour of the 12 acre Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton movie set
  • Learn how the famous set locations and movies were made
  • Sumptuous buffet lunch included

Experience life as a Hobbit like never before! Embark on a guided tour through the Shire visiting key filming locations before concluding with a drink in the famous Green Dragon Inn. You will then be treated to a sumptuous buffet feast fit for a Hobbit inside the grand Party Marquee.

What's Included?

  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • One complimentary beverage from the Hobbit Southfarthing range
  • Buffet lunch

Join a guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set and experience the real Middle-earth as you are escorted around the twelve acres of the Shire. As you tour Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, the double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films, your guide will recount with you fascinating details of how the movie set was created.

The last stop on the tour is The Green Dragon Inn where you have ample time to relax in front of the open fires enjoying a complimentary beverage from the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range. Then, move into the impressive Party Marquee and indulge in a buffet lunch bursting with Hobbit fare. As is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are more definitely encouraged!

Sample Menu (Subject to change)

  • Salt-crusted roast beef served with gravy
  • Lamb and mint hot pot
  • Honey soy chicken
  • Crumbed fish cakes
  • Creamy pesto pasta
  • Chickpea and vegetable curry
  • Seasonal roast vegetables
  • Roast potatoes topped with fresh herbs
  • Steamed rice
  • Green garden salad
  • Cabbage and carrot slaw
  • Roast vegetable salad
  • Selection of bite-sized desserts, cakes and slices
  • Macerated pear and peach fruit salad

Session Length

  • This experience is approximately 2.5 - 3 hours in duration including transport to and from The Shire's Rest
  • Valid until 30 September 2019: 9:50am departure begins with tour followed by lunch at 11:20am. 1:20pm departure begins with lunch followed by tour at 2:20pm
  • Valid from 1 October 2019: 10:05am departure begins with tour followed by lunch at 11:35am. 12:05pm departure begins with tour followed by lunch at 1:35pm. 1:25pm departure begins with lunch followed by tour at 2:25pm
  • This experience is extremely popular and may require you to book 4-6 weeks in advance during peak season


  • Children aged 0-8 years are FREE but must have ticket allocated prior to arrival and be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • This experience is extremely popular and may require you to book 4-6 weeks in advance during peak season
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • While the provider offers gluten free menu options, they are not a gluten free kitchen. Cross-contamination could occur and they are unable to guarantee that any item can be completely free of allergens
  • Participants must be over 18 years of age to consume alcohol; ID may be required


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Within 72 hours of your experience taking place, no shows or late arrivals: Booking is forfeit and no refund will be given
  • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances

Dress Code

Sensible footwear is recommended due to this including a walking tour.

This experience is located in Matamata, Waikato.