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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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We had a fantastic set tour from a very knowledgable guide. As a huge LOTR fan this trip did not disappoint, being able to see the hobbit holes I had seen on the big screen so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic set tour from a very knowledgable guide. As a huge LOTR fan this trip did not disappoint, being able to see the hobbit holes I had seen on the big screen so many times, close up. The food in the Green Dragon at the end was tasty and incredibly well priced. Big John on the coach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were led down a stoned pathway, looked to the left and we were in the middle of a wonderland! It was very surreal and very special. The hobbit holes were really cool and the grounds were massively impressive! We finished the tour with a beer by the fire in 'The Green Dragon'. The guide was very informative and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We did the tour on a slighty drizzling day in late august and it was fantastic. I would definitely reccommend this time of year, over summer. We left from Matamata (advised as less busy). There was only 6 people in our tour group. There was heaps of time to take photos and hardly any people at the venue so very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Did this tour based on the fact that my boyfriend is a big LOTR fan although admittedly I really enjoyed it. Don't think this is just for LOTR fans as it is a really enjoyable day out and memorising to see. Don't miss out on this trip!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We travelled to the Hobbiton Movie set site and took the guided tour of the set. This was an impressive experience which included a walk thru the set with an experienced guide . He provided exception information of how the sitre came about and what happened during the making of the movies. The tour finished with a visit to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I visited The Shire as part of a longer tour and really enjoyed it. The detail is amazing. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I felt I had enough time to take pictures, and I enjoyed listening to our tour guide's explanations. She also offered to take photos of some of us who were there alone, so I now have... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Being a fan of LOTR and The Hobbit, this trip was very special! It was something on our must do list for NZ and it didn't disappoint! You got up close and personal and got plenty of time to take pictures and admire all the hobbit holes! (42 in total I think!?) Its just a glorious place that takes your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I'm I a huge fan of the books, I have read the Hobbit (the first book) when I was on year 12 ages before anyone dream about making a movie of it. Hobbiton was dreamy, really amazing place, Hobit holes well preserved, everything is just perfect , then you might be thinking why have I scored this attraction so badly,... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were slightly disappointed with our visit to the hobbit. It seems rather expensive for what the tour actually is... To be able to only look from the outside and not go into any hobbit holes at all was a little boring maybe? For the amount of guests they get and the money they must receive from this they could... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Being a fanatic of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit movies I was more than please with the experience. Bus on time, nice driver, best guide ever and more important best day of my life!!! I was so happy to go there and see the famous hobbit village. It's just beautiful and perfect. I enjoyed the guide knowledge... More 

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