You can visit Hobbiton from Rotorua.
Tours depart Rotorua daily at 8-30am and 1-30pm.
Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, and enjoy a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been rebuilt permanently for filming of The Hobbit and features hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, Mill, bridge and gardens.
There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm.
The Shire Store (situated below The Shires Rest) features a number of souvenirs related to the films.
Relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal in The Shires Rest Cafe, which is also available for functions, conferences or other occasions.