Now you can enjoy our most popular tour of the Hobbiton movie set, while fully costumed as a character from the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit series. Choose a warrior, dwarf, Elven princess, hobbit- whatever you imagine, our expert costumers at First Scene can create.
The Hobbiton Movie Set is built on a picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand. During the filming of The Hobbit trilogy, the set was completely rebuilt and can be seen as it appeared in the films. You can get the full Hobbiton experience in a fascinating guided tour.
The Green Dragon Inn is also now open and is a special feature of our tours. At the end of the tour, we'll visit the inn to relax, and enjoy a complimentary Hobbiton ale or other beverage.
The cosplay option is only available Monday to Friday. For weekend trips to Hobbiton, see our regular tours.
Includes full round-trip transportation from Auckland, by Coach
We pick you up at your Auckland accommodation.
Admission to the Hobbiton Movie Set
We offer both English and Japanese-speaking tour guides for our shuttle transport.
Hobbiton provides their own English-speaking guides for that portion of the tour.
Tour Length: 1 full day
Minimum Number: This tour requires a minimum of 2 Adults total to offer. If you would like an individual booking, contact us for available dates. If you would like to book a group as a charter, please contact us for a quote.
08:30 - Pick-up at your hotel 08:45 - Arrive at the Cosplay costume shop and choose what you would like to be We are partnered with the fantastic First Scene Costume Shop. Costume selection and dress time is limited to about 1 hour only. We do recommend you to imagine what you would like to be in advance- First Scene's friendly staff will help you find the costume you need for your character. 09:45 - Leave Auckland 13:00 - Hobbiton movie set tour (Entrance fee is included in your tour package) Don't be surprised if you are very popular!
14:30 - Buffet lunch at Green Dragon Inn.(Included in your package)
16:00 - Leave for Auckland 18:15 - Arrive in Auckland
What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring-
Lightweight jacket (in winter) or sun hat (in summer)
$330.00 NZD / adult
$165.00 NZD / Child under 11 years old
Additionally the Costume hire will generally cost $60 - $120 depending on the costumes you choose at the costume shop.