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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3400, New Zealand
07 888 1505
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Hinuera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Farms
Owner description: Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the... more » Owner description: Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.The set has been completely rebuilt and will remain as it was seen in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm.As the Hobbiton Movie Set is located on a real New Zealand farm, we also offer you the opportunity to cuddle and bottle feed the pet lambs. You can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal in The Shires Rest Cafe, which is also available for functions, conferences or other occasions. Visit The Shire Store (below the cafe) for some special souvenirs to remind you of your visit. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you have watched Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit movie, you should visit this place. It's amazing how they create this place for the movie. The guide explanation on how they create the place is very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Lord of the Rings one of my favorite movies and the main reason for me to travel to New Zealand. Therefore Hobbiton movie set is a place I must visit before leaving New Zealand. Although the farm is reconstructed still it is worth the trip. It is recommended that you take a night tour as well. It is only once... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of the LOTR or the Hobbit movies, you should absolutely do this! We didn't really know what to expect but had an amazing time. It actually feels like you're in Hobbiton, upwards of 20 hobbit holes, gardens and other features have been carved into the countryside. The guides are good and you get some interesting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This a "magical place", highly recommended if you are a fan of the LOTR like I am. Being able to walk through Hobbiton was amazing and unbelievable. We had a very dynamic and knowledgeable guide who gave us tips on how to take the best photos and when. She knew all the trivia about the film/actors and Peter Jackson's fake... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Hobbiton was absolutely amazing. I would recommend this trip for any fan of the movie series. The guides were very good and could answer any questions you had regarding the site. Especially enjoyed the drink we had in the Green Dragon Inn. Thought some of the souveniers were a bit pricy but overall was a grest day. The tour operator... More

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Windsor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Hobbiton was amazing. I definitely recommend this tour to everyone and especially to those that enjoy the LOTR and Hobbit films/books. The tour guides are knowledgeable & interesting & are very happy to take photos for you as well. The drink in the Green Dragon Inn was a nice treat too. If I was rich, I would have gone crazy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I'm a pretty huge LOTR fan and also like the fans and have read the books too, and I can safely say that if you are a fan of the films at all you MUST go! The tour guides tell you really interesting trivia about the films, Peter Jackson etc (even on the transfer from Rotorua!) and make the experience... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Overall a very pleasant experience although the tickets are a little pricey. The guide Yvonne was friendly and knowledgeable. However, we were very disappointed to find nothing in the one and only Hobbit hole that we could actually enter inside.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The hobbiton set is just awesome. The farm surrounding is gorgeous and the pub is a must to stop in and have a drink and some hobbit food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Driving from Lake Taupo to Hobbiton was very tiring, lucky it worth very much going. Our guide was very nice, informative and helpful. Beautiful movie set and we're so impressed by all the details. Took loads of photos and had a drink (tour inclusive) at the bar, where there had Hobbit costumes you could try on. Spent some good time... More

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