Hobbiton Movie Set

For any “Lord of the Rings” fan, Hobbiton is a must see. The rolling hills and lush green pastures featured in the iconic film “The Lord of The Rings” are a testament to New Zealand’s enchanting beauty. The stunning 1,250 acre sheep farm in the heart of the Waikato was hand picked by Sir Peter Jackson as the backdrop for The Shire, described by JRR Tolkein in his famous book.

One of the tantalising attractions at Hobbiton is The Green Dragon Inn. The inn formed a central meeting location for all the residents of Hobbiton and the quality of the ale was renowned throughout The Shire. The Green Dragon Inn is a great place to savour a refreshing beverage and enjoy the roaring fire from the comfort of your armchair, or while you overlook the beauty of the enchanting village around you.

Grab a bite to eat at the Shire’s Rest Cafe, situated in a tranquil setting where you will find yourself relaxing over a steaming cup of coffee and a tasty meal. The Shire Store at Shire’s Rest stocks themed souviners that will remind you of your epic journey to Middle Earth.