Experience A Hobbiton Holiday

Experience A Hobbiton Holiday
Jason Nockels

Written by Jason Nockels

The Hobbiton Movie Set is the location in New Zealand at which a large portion of the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. The set, which has been completely and authentically rebuilt for the Hobbit Trilogy, now offers tours and lodging as a once-in-a-lifetime vacation spot.

On your holiday, you will be touring the beautiful and scenic grounds and seeing structures built for the films, such as Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, Double-Arched Bridge, the gardens, and many others. The tour begins with a scenic drive to take in the landscape of the Kaimai ranges. After you view all of this, your tour guide will take you through the 12-acre set sharing details about the creation of the set and movies and taking you through the fascinating structures.

Hobbiton Movie Set

The experience is meant to be completely immersive and emulate living in Middle Earth. You can park your motorhome over night at Opal Hot Springs Holiday Park which is only a 20 minute drive from Hobbiton and take advantage of the beautiful hot pools as well. There are also accommodation options at the Movie Set if you wish to stay overnight. You can stay at the Green Dragon Inn, a replica Inn from the movie, and visit, shop, and eat in places like the Shire’s Rest Cafe and the Party Marquee – both beautifully decorated and recreated from the films.

Hobbiton Campervan Site

There is also the option to lodge on one of the beautiful farms on the set. In these stores, you can buy unique fabrics and clothes, novelty foods and drinks from the movies, books, and much else. Offering a relaxing rural atmosphere as well as complimentary dinners and breakfasts, the farm is an ideally relaxing place to spend your time at. The average price for lodging is roughly $200 dollars for adults, $100 dollars for children, and $50 for infants. Click here for more for more information.


This set offers an immersive and unique experience on a beautiful landscape with incredible structures and atmospheres. The Hobbiton Movie Set is a holiday you will never forget.

The Hobbiton Movie set is located roughly an hour and a half away from the towns Taupo and Rotorua, and about two and a half hours away from Auckland. Food is provided at the hotel and surrounding cafes and stores. Basic vacation supplies (clothes, basic toiletries, sunscreen, etc.) are recommended. Click here for more information.

2.5 Hour Drive from Auckland to Matamata

Book your own Mighway campervan rental directly from a savvy owner at https://www.mighway.com and be sure to put this experience on your itinerary when visiting New Zealand.