Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight from Heletranz, Auckland over the North Shore and City, Eastern shoreline, Musick Point, Whitford Valley, Clevedon, Hunua Ranges, continuing south to the Waikato region to land near The Shires Rest Café in Matamata.
Your two-hour tour starts from The Shires Rest with a drive through the picturesque 1,250-acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 10-acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created.
The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth. Receive one complimentary refreshment at the end of your tour, from the exclusively crafted Southfarthing™ range.
Your tour ends at The Shires Rest™. You will have one hour pre or post Tour to visit The Store or Café for a refreshment, before you re-board your helicopter for the return flight to the Heletranz Heliport.
Return Scenic helicopter flights from Heletranz Helicopters in Albany, Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set near Matamata.
Two-hour Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour
Three-hours ground wait time.
Mechanics Bay Helipad, Auckland City – pick up/drop off
Private Tour of Hobbiton
Private Functions at Hobbiton