4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

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  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

It was a fantastic day. My sons really enjoyed their time wandering through Hobbiton. We only wish they had a tour that arrived just as the place opens. We had a good time sampling the ale at the Green Dragon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great trip. Met all of our expectations

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

If you are a fan of Hobbits, don't miss it. Got great pics.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Awesome is the only word I can think of for this tour. The driver was extremely knowledgeable. In typical Aussie friendliness, he kept us entertained on the hour drive to the movie set. The movie set is a must see, whether you are a Lord of the Ring fan or not. The landscape the movie set is on is gorgeous. But how delightful to look up a trail and see Bilbos home, and later look down on the Green Dragon. It was just delightful. As with all Viator tours, we find they are first class tours with knowledgeable guides which makes all the difference in the world and sets them apart from other tour companies.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

amazing tour! if you are a fan of " the lord of ring", this is the tour you have to book.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

I give this a 5 for convenience (we were picked up by the bus in Rotorua) and experience for those who really are into the "Shire" as my teenage daughters are. It was nice to have a break from driving ourselves and by being "with the tour" we were kept as a group and on task. If you want to have more freedom, say at the Green Dragon at the end of the tour or the gift shop, drive yourself. As we were traveling to various locals in NZ, this type of tour kept us from eating up too much time that day and giving a good taste of the Shire. Enjoyed the local and the information by our delightful tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

OUTSTANDING - JUST WHAT WE EXPECTED!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Beautiful tour and really great tour guides. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions, they also give you plenty of time to take pictures of Hobbiton and will gladly take pictures for you if you like!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We felt like we were in Middle Earth. It was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Our guide, James, was very informative and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. As a LOTR fan, it was really fantastic being able to walk through Hobbiton, a place I felt I already knew. Fantastic tour guide, very friendly and knowledgable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

A must go place in New Zealand, wonderful place with amazing scenery. Definitely worth the price, would love to come and visit again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This was a beautiful tour, the guide was informative and fun. I am not a huge Lord of the Rings fan but many on the tour were. the scenery was worth the trip. what a beautful part of the country. I was traveling alone and was very comfortable with the group , everyone was very friendly. Well worth the time and the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Huzzah!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

The Hobbiton came alive

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Great tour friendly guides loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

If you love LOTR then go on this tour it was a great day from the bus driver to the tour guide a beautiful place and high on information

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

My only complaint was that it was too short!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great, rereading books and watching LOTR to apply what we learned here and at Weta workshops. Even if you have not read and watched movies, worth a visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Can't recommend this tour highly enough, great time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Really enjoyed this tour. If you love every thing to do with Lord of the Rings, and Hobbitt movies, this is a must see. Also recommend a visit to Weta Cave if you are in Wellington, where all the props etc are made for the movies.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

A fantastic tour around the Hobbiton movie set. Beautiful scenery and a lovely pleasant walk around all the hobbit houses. We enjoyed every minute of it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Absolutely worth the trip! Loved every minute of the tour and the scenery. A Hobbit wonderland!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Great trip. Enjoyed the set tour with the guide (Uncle Ben) who had worked on the set during filming so had a wealth of stories. He was great fun. The variety of souvenirs in the shop is a bit limited.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

Tour was great overall. Be aware, the way it works is you climb on to a bus which drives you to the set. Upon arrival you're assigned a tour guide which shepards the whole bus-load from section to section of Hobbiton, telling us info about the films and set. At the end, you get an included drink at the green dragon.
Personally, we didn't seem to have one of the better tour guides.

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