One stay to rule them all: Hobbiton is now on Airbnb

For the first time ever, film fans of The Lord of the Rings can explore the faraway lands of their favourite trilogy with an exclusive overnight stay at the original Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand. 

The one-and-only Hobbiton has been listed exclusively on Airbnb for fans to stay overnight. And just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Nestled in the picturesque pastures of New Zealand’s Waikato region on a 2,500-acre working farm, the property’s rolling, green hills are the same ones that captivated director Peter Jackson’s movie scouts more than two decades ago. 

The Lord of the Rings field
Picturesque pastures of New Zealand © Larnie Nicolson

Live like Bilbo Baggins

Owner Russell Alexander is inviting guests to his family’s property to live like Bilbo Baggins and retreat to The Shire for an overnight stay at Hobbiton. Guests will be welcomed to the New Zealand countryside with iconic storybook landscapes as seen in The Lord of the Rings. And with access to 44 Hobbit Holes, The Millhouse, The Green Dragon Inn, and other beloved locations from the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Taking guests on an unexpected journey into Middle-earth for an experience unlike any other.

Exclusive stays and behind-the-scenes tour

Those keen can book one of three exclusive two-night stays for up to four guests at NZD $10 per night*, available for fans worldwide. That includes:

Cosy overnight accommodation curated by the trilogies’ Creative Director Brian Massey. Including a writing nook, fit for Bilbo Baggins at The Millhouse.

Private access to a personal Hobbit Hole, set up for relaxing moments of Preciousss downtime and afternoon tea. 

An evening banquet in The Green Dragon Inn with a feast! Featuring beef and ale stew, whole roast chickens, freshly baked bread and plenty of ale. Plus, a Second Breakfast and Elevenses served daily. 

And a behind-the-scenes private tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.

Bookings open on Wednesday, December 14, from 8AM AEDT for NZD $10 per night*.

*T&C applies.

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