Discover the green landscapes of the Waikato region and visit the famous cinema decor of The Lord of the Rings trilogy!
You will meet with your guide at Shire’s Rest Café and head off to discover the area. Begin with a stroll on the land of a sheep farm to admire the lush green pastures of this hilly region.
You will also visit Hobbiton and its legendary sites: Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, the stone bridge, the Cul-de-Sac (the homes of Bilbo and Frodo) and other structures created specially for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Whether you are a passionate fan of this fantasy world or not, you will be completely transported by the magic and beauty of this site. Your guide will accompany you in this area of nearly 5 hectares and will explain how the agricultural lands of the Waikato region have been transformed into the county of Middle-Earth. You will also learn all of the fascinating details in the creation of Hobbiton.
Once the visit is done, enjoy the rest of the day in Hobbiton to taste the specially-made drinks at the Green Dragon Inn, relax in the leather artisanal chairs in front of the fireplace or admire the view on the lake.