Welcome Function

Hobbiton Movie Set
The Green Dragon Inn

The UFBA will take you on a journey to the Hobbiton Movie Set for a full dinner and tour of the movie set made famous by the Lord of the Rings movies!

Hobbiton Movie Set provides visitors with first-hand insights into the details that went into creating the set.

You’ll see the hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, mill and other structures created for the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

Visitors are guided under the party tree and through the ten acre site past over 40 hobbit holes including Samwise Gamgree’s home and the iconic front door of Bilbo Baggins’ house Bag End. Knowledgeable tour guides provide fascinating insight into how the movie set was created and what went on during filming of both trilogies.

Find out more about the Hobbiton Movie Set here

The Green Dragon Inn – Hobbiton

The Only Brew for the Brave and True …

To wrap up the tour, visitors are taken to the Green Dragon Inn, where they can sample the beer, ale, or ginger beer brewed in Hamilton by Good George Brewery, exclusively for The Green Dragon at Hobbiton Movie Set and sit in wonder at the meticulous details that have brought the Inn to life.

You can look forward to a dinner that’s a truly Middle-earth themed affair at the The Green Dragon Inn and party tent. Sit amongst the authentic atmosphere and be served banquet style.

Click here for more about the The Green Dragon Inn


Free shuttle buses will operate between hotels and the Welcome Function. This will be automatic and you don’t need to book in advance.

Shuttle bus information and schedules will be in the Event Handbook.