Timings : 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee : NZD 42 onwards
The Hobbiton Movie Set, located on a sprawling 1250 acre cattle farm on New Zealand’s North Island, lies almost 200 km from Auckland. Initially serving only as a movie set for the Lord of the Rings movies, it was partly torn down after the completion of the trilogy. When the Hobbit trilogy began shooting, the set was rebuilt, and a more permanent structure was put in place this time. The Hobbiton Movie set is now a world-famous tourist attraction; guided tours of the farm show tourists what went into making some of the most iconic sets and most enduring movies of recent history.
New Zealand’s natural beauty has become inextricably linked with JRR Tolkien’s iconic Lord of the Rings series ever since Sir Peter Jackson’s celebrated big-screen adaptation came into fruition. The rolling green pastoral hills of the Alexander farm in Waikato became home to the Hobbits of Middle Earth, and the Shire was brought forth into existence.
NZD 42 per persons aged 9 - 16Tours starting from the Rotorua pick-up location
NZD 84 for adults above the age of 17
Children below the age of 8 are not charged but must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.
NZD 35 for children under the age of 8Guided tour + Lunch combo
NZD 77 for persons aged 9 - 16
NZD 119 for a full adult ticket.
NZD 78 per person for persons aged 9 - 16
NZD 120 for adults
Children aged 8 and under are not charged.
NZD 100 for children aged 5 - 8
NZD 152.50 for persons aged 9 - 16
NZD 195 for full paying adults above 18 years of age.
Infants below the age of 5 are not charged.
First viewed aerially in 1998 by Sir Peter Jackson and his team while scouting locations for the Lord of the Rings, the Alexander family farmland fit the description that JRR Tolkien outlined in his book almost perfectly. An almost complete lack of infrastructural development on the farm ensured that this virgin and untouched plot of greenery was the perfect place for the Shire to make its home. Partly demolished after filming of the Lord of the Rings was completed, the Hobbiton Movie Set was revived when filming of the Hobbit trilogy commenced. The surviving 17 hobbit holes were refurbished and a further 27 more were created, making a total of 44 hobbit holes. These were left as is when filming for the Hobbit trilogy concluded, and Hobbiton Movie Set as a tourist attraction was born.
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