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Experience the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance.

You start your journey being transported by bus down to the movie set where your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided on a walking tour around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth adventure.

Waikato River Trails E-Bike:

Get on the bikes and enjoy the incredible views along the Waikato River Trail.

The team at Riverside Adventures Waikato will give you all the gear and info you need for an epic few hours in the saddle, then it’s over to you to decide where you want to explore at your own pace before returning to base.

There are over 100kms of grade 2 and 3 riding following the river. These trails are perfect for all riding abilities and have become immensely popular over the last few years.

Minutes from Cambridge yet a world of its own, this spot along the Waikato River is surrounded by lush bush and overlooked by the magnificent Maungatautari Mountain.


  • pre-hire safety induction
  • Helmet
  • First aid kit
  • Tube and puncture repair kit


Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We thought this was a great combination of two experiences that are within 2 hours drive of the majority of NZ’s population making it a great option to include in our gift packages. With the world wide fame of Hobbiton and the gentle trails of the Waikato River Trail we thought this is a pretty memorable day out in the heart of the Waikato.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & E Bike Waikato River Trail Hire

5 Hours

$299 NZD

Take a tour of the Shire, see the movie set & learn insights about the filming process, then head out on the Waikato River trails with two hours on an E-Bike

Experience provided by

Hobbiton Movie Set & Riverside Adventures Waikato

Important Information


  • Pre booking required
  • 2 hour hire
  • Helmet included
  • First aid kit, tube & puncture repair kit included
  • Minimum age 12yrs



  • Fully guided Walking Tour of the 12 acre set
  • Children under 8 go free
  • Allow 2 hours
  • Advanced booking is essential – Chuffed will have to do this on your behalf. Please contact us at once you have redeemed this experience and we will send you Hobbiton tickets.

Hobbiton and Riverside Adventures are located approximately 30 minutes apart by road.

These activities can be enjoyed separately on different days anytime during the validity period.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Explore the Shire, visit the Party Tree, Bag End & the have a drink in the Green Dragon Pub, all the while learning fascinating insights about the filming process at the set.

E-Bike Hire 2 Hour

With over 100kms of grade 2 & 3 trails at your feet, grab a friend and an E-Bike and explore these at your own pace & leisure, you'll be surprised how much ground you can cover in a couple hours on an E-Bike

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