Ready to make like Bilbo and set off on an adventure through Middle-earth? In the heart of New Zealand’s lush Waikato region lies a magical land filled with colourful Hobbit holes, rickety wooden mills, rolling green hills and all your favourite Shire locations (cheeky ale at the Green Dragon, anyone?). Take a step into Tolkein’s dreams as we explore the Hobbiton movie set and learn how this fantasy world came to life on selected New Zealand Explorer trips.

Home is now behind you, the world is ahead! – Gandalf

You can now pre-book this incredible experience by adding it to your cart in the My Topdeck area. Pick your trip. Add your bucket-list experience. And get excited! Check out which #epic Topdeck trips visit Hobbiton below.



Step into the enchanting Hobbiton movie set

  • Movie Set Tour

    Movie Set Tour

    Prepare to fall in love with the Alexander sheep farm, just as LOTR director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through The Shire. Your guide will escort you around the 12-acre set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how movie magic was made. On your Hobbiton tour, you’ll venture past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon, where you’ll conclude your Middle-earth adventure.

  • Dine at the Green Dragon Inn

    Dine at the Green Dragon Inn

    A cosy meeting place for the residents of Hobbiton, the Green Dragon is a fantastic addition to the Hobbiton movie set experience. After exploring The Shire, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the pub in all its splendour – complimentary drink in hand. Whether you choose to sip on an ale in a comfortable armchair by the roaring fire, or in the Beer Garden overlooking the enchanting village, the Green Dragon Inn promises to be a trip to the pub you’ll never forget!

  • Hobbiton in the making

    Hobbiton in the making

    In 1998, Sir Peter Jackson’s team of location scouts stumbled upon Alexander farm – a stunning 1,250 acre sheep farm in the heart of the Waikato. Taken by how much the area resembled the rolling hills and lush pastures of JRR Tolkein’s The Shire, the team quickly realised that their Hobbits had found a home. Learn all about the nine-month quest to bring Hobbiton to life on your guided tour of the set.

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Check out which Topdeck trips visit Hobbiton below. Book your trip. Add Hobbiton to your cart. And get excited – this is going to be epic!

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