Update 20 February - a few spaces have become available 2nd and 3rd April - be in quick!
The Hobbiton evening feast is extremely popular. Most dates for our summer are now fully booked. Cancellations do happen so contact us and we will try and get you on!
HOBBITON EVENING BANQUET
Features a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set plus banquet fit for Hobbits where seconds are encouraged in the Green Dragon Inn!
Depart Auckland 3pm. Drive south over the Hauraki Plains to the charming rural town of Matamata for a brief visit to the Information centre built like a Hobbit Gatehouse, and a photo with Gollums statue.
Continue to the Shires Rest, gateway to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Join your specialist local guide for a short drive through part of the picturesque 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm. Capture the magic of the Shire with a guided tour of the Movie Set after the crowds have gone and dusk settles on the Shire. See the Hobbit Holes, Bag End (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins home), Party Tree, Lake, The Mill, and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how the Waikato farmland was transformed into the Shire of Middle Earth. Enjoy a convivial drink in the Green Dragon Bar before the banquet is revealed and the group partakes of solid fayre fit for Hobbits where seconds are encouraged and usually with a roaring fire and the Shire cat in attendamce. When replete a lantern will be given to you for a stroll in the moonlight (weather co-operating) around the lake where the Hobbit Holes are lit up and smoke puffs out of the chimneys before returning to the Shires Rest and a little Hobbit nap during the 2 hour journey home.