Hobbiton Evening Dinner Tour ( Ticket Only )

This tour is held every Sunday & Wednesday night.

Experience Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk with a guided tour of the Shire.

Your guide escorts you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created.

The tour concludes at The Green Dragon Inn with ample time to relax in front of the open fires enjoying a complimentary beverage from the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range. The guests will then be moved through into the Green Dragon dining room and treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit. The tables will be full of traditional Hobbit fare and as is the tradition in The Shire, second helpings are encouraged.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-­join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of the Shire. The trails will be illuminated by pathlighting and each guest will receive an authentic handheld lantern to light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit hole chimney’s smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.

Trip Plan

Price: $180.00 NZD / person

Please ask about Child rate.

Tour Length: 4 hours

Minimum Number: 1 person


This tour begins at the Shires Rest Cafe normally at 4p to 6p depending on the season.  Please report to The Shires Rest ticketing centre no later than 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.

4:16 - Leave Shires Rest
4:20 - Hobbiton Movie Set
5:40 - Dinner at the Green Dragon Inn
8:00 - Leave the Green Dragon Inn
8:30 - Return to Shires Rest

** This ticket-only tour requires you to arrange your own transportation to the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. We also run theis tour including transport service returninng to Auckland on request. Please ask us about the details.

What to Bring:

For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring-

  • A camera!
  • Warm jacket