Escape the winter chill and join us for an evening in the Shire™… With a warming mulled wine in hand, relax by the roaring fire inside the Green Dragon™ Inn before enjoying a feast fit for a Hobbit™.Hobbiton Movie Set will be holding a special four hour celebration of winter on Friday 6th July 2018.Hobbiton is an experience to tantalise the senses, as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Tickets are very limited since this is a once a year event so make sure to book early so you won't miss your spot!
Depart in a Private Vehicle from your Auckland hotel or airport at 1.30pm in our luxurious vehicle (we can also arrange to pick you up from Hamilton, Rotorua or Tauranga), sit back, relax and enjoy your drive south over the Bombay Hills through the farmland of the Waikato region. Your private Tour Guide will tell you all about the history, culture and background of the area.Your guide escorts you through the twelve-acre site recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created. Throughout the movie set you will see 44 complete Hobbit Holes™, the thatched Millhouse, double arch stone bridge and of course the famous Green Dragon Inn.With the moon hanging low over the Shire escape the cool winter air by arriving in to the Green Dragon Inn, with ample time to relax in front of the open fires. The Green Dragon Inn was the meeting place for all residents of Hobbiton, who would gather in the warm surroundings of the bar to chatter about the day’s events. Indulge in a few beverages from our Hobbit Southfarthing™ range, which encompasses two traditional ales, an apple cider and non-alcoholic ginger beer, all handcrafted and exclusive to Hobbiton Movie Set. For this one off winter celebration there will be specially brewed mulled wine served from our piping hot caldrons.Hearty Hobbit sized canapes will be served while you explore the masterfully re-created Inn and listen to the famous Marian Burns on her fiddle. After approximately 45 minutes you will be escorted up to the Party Marquee for a buffet dinner which will be full of traditional Hobbit fare and as is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged. The Party Marquee is a fully themed, spacious location where the painted canvas exterior, vibrant bunting and colourful lanterns allow you to be immersed in the festive magic of the movies. To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner you will re-join your guide and make your way back through the wandering paths of Hobbiton. The trails will be illuminated by path lighting and you will receive an authentic handheld lantern to light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit Hole chimney’s smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.You will then be transported back to your hotel in Auckland while you sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.