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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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Address: 501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3400, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-888 1505
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Description: The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all...
The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep and beef farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the village, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be taken around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit holes, the Mill and into the famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can indulge in our exclusive, specially brewed beverages to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
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This was much better than I thought it was going to be. It is a packaged tour but the actual set is a lot better than I thought it would be. Get down low and try and be Hobbit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was much better than I thought it was going to be. It is a packaged tour but the actual set is a lot better than I thought it would be. Get down low and try and be Hobbit sized - it makes such a difference to how it looks. I'm not a LOTR geek but really appreciated the set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A well presented trip. Our tour driver, Big John, a charming and well informed local retired farmer who actually worked on the set. Sam, the Hobbiton guide, treated us to many insights of filming at Bag End. Plenty of photo opportunities, plus a free beer in the Green Dragon with Led Zeppelin's Ramble On. Does life get any better? Whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

While trekking through NZ as a bit of a LOTR nerd this was a must-do. I came into it with high expectations and on the bus there was reading many of the negative reviews which left me a bit disheartened. As soon as I got on the Hobbiton tour bus though it was like magic. John was our driver, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I went along to the movie set because my boyfriend is a big fan of the films and was desperate to go. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it that much because I hadn't seen the films but ended up loving it. Our tour guide was great, every knowledgable and funny and the movie set was beautiful. Plenty of opportunity for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Every Vacation each member of our family gets to pick one location that they really want to visit and such was the case with Hobbiton and my new son-in-law. Admittedly I was not really excited about this stop as I would have rather been on the south island of New Zealand but tradition is tradition. We got up early on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took a coach tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set at Matamata in New Zealand on 10 April 2015. It rained and rained and looked very bleak at 9am when we departed, but when we finally arrived at the Hobbiton Movie set, the rain stopped, the clouds parted and we had mostly sunny weather for the rest of the tour,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a dream come true it was to set foot on one of the Middle Earth highlights Hobbiton! I traveled from Auckland via Intercity and arrived at the site just before noon without problem. Never would I imagine the actual site and its setting to be this STUNNING. Having seen some pictures and heard some reviews, I thought that somehow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic! Perfect day, perfect guides, perfect in every way. What a joy. If you are a Lord of the Rings fan this is a must see. Very well maintained, it's just like being in the movie. So very glad they kept the set as they did, will definitely go back again.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful Time exploring the movies set. It was absolutely beautiful unspoiled scenery. What a stunningly beautiful landscape. Wow!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Worth every cent. The tour was so picturesque and everything had a magical feel. At the end, you get to enjoy a free beverage at the Green Dragon Inn. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the filming at this location.

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