Hobbiton is so close to Cambridge, just 25 minutes away. Take the scenic route through the rolling farmlands by turning off Statehighway 1 at Karapiro Road, Mobil petrol service station is on the corner. Travel along until you reach a fork in the road, take Buckland rd on your left. Since Hobbiton is in the middle of farmlands you can't miss it.
In fact Staying at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge for a couple of days is within easy reach of Waitomo caves and Rotorua!