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The Hobbiton Movie Set In NZ Is Listed On Airbnb, Go On An Unexpected Adventure Like Bilbo Baggins

Stay at a Hobbiton Airbnb in New Zealand 


Here’s the thing: 2012 was 10 years ago. It was also when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey first hit the big screens. Feel old yet? Now, most of us aren’t as old as Gandalf but if you’ve ever dreamt of living in Middle-earth like he did, that’s no longer just a pipe dream. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show, the Hobbiton film set in New Zealand is offering overnight stays for the first time ever, via Airbnb. LOTR fans will get to enjoy a magical stay at The Shire complete with a feast at The Green Dragon to truly feel like a pleased little Hobbit.


Stay in Middle Earth & embark on a private BTS tour


the shire - hobbitonImage credit: Airbnb

The Shire is a fictional world away but its dreamy film set lies in Matamata, Waikato, on New Zealand’s North Island. While they’ve been offering daytime tours, guests can better picture themselves in J. R. R. Tolkien’s magical world with a proper overnight stay. 

hobbit holeImage credit: Airbnb

For 2 nights, embrace the lore in a 2-bedroom Hobbit-inspired home with 2 queen beds and 2 king-singles, complete with an interior curated by the show’s Creative Director, Brian Massey. 

the shire - hobbiton - the millhouseStay at The Millhouse.Image credit: Airbnb

the shire - hobbiton - writing roomWriting Room within The Millhouse.Image credit: Airbnb

Imagine yourself as Bilbo Baggins as you enjoy an evening feast at The Green Dragon Inn and wander amongst 44 Hobbit Holes. You’ll even get to enjoy a quaint afternoon tea in one of them. In our books, the only thing missing in this experience is Smaug the dragon himself.

hobbiton airbnb stayImage credit: Airbnb

Mega-fans of the show will also be pleased to hear that guests will also get to embark on a private behind-the-scenes tour of the film set. 


Dive into “an unexpected journey” at NZ’s Hobbiton Airbnb


hobbiton - the shireImage credit: Airbnb

2-night stays were available on 2nd, 9th and 16th March 2023, priced from a very affordable NZ$10/night (~S$8.70). And while it seems like slots have been filled up in no time at all, we can hope that this opens an opportunity for more stays in the future.

Find out more about The One-and-Only Hobbiton stays

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Cover image adapted from: Airbnb

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