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Hobbiton Movie Set

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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
From $55.93*
Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
From $55.93*
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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...more
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501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm a huge film enthusiast and watched Lord of the Rings in the theater back in the early 2000's. Tour is super professional and at the set even with plenty of groups and people, they manage to give you enough time to take photo at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ailton007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I may have slept through many a Lord of the Rings & Hobbit flick but the movie set & props were a extraordinary delight. Our guide even seemed to be excited to be there & it’s her job. A welcomed surprise was a stop at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Naninofro
Reviewed 3 days ago

All the reviews are correct...you cant just rock up to the set. You need to book a tour and we did that through the Information Centre at Matamata and they were fantastic. Our bus driver and guide were very warm and welcoming. Even if you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Allison D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The movie set walking tour is quite charming and the included cold beverage at the Prancing Pony saved us from melting on a hot day. Not as fun for those who have never read the books or seen the movies.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Simply stunning and amazing experience. We took the two hour guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed this magical place. Superb commentary, amazing hobbit homes, gardens, complimentary beverage in the Green Dragon Inn where the Hobbits socialised. With up to 3000 visitors a day and not a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rob G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on an excursion from the cruise port in Rotorua. This was one of the highlights of our entire cruise. The tour we took was so informative and interesting. The setting is beautiful and so much more extensive than we expected. Our tour included...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Terri B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a Hobbiton movie set tour from Rotorua and the trip exceeded our expectations. Never imagined that they would convert a temporary set into a permanent sight seeing structure spread across several acres. An excellent walk through guided tour of the hobbit holes. My...More

Thank RajivM285
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide Dominique (sorry if this is not the spelling), was great. He had good facts and managed the group well. He was enthusiastic and friendly and down for a selfi. If you are looking for a great day out this would be the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Moniquefox
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our way back to Auckland we’ve made a brief stop in Hobbiton Movie Set because of my movie fan husband *.* I didn’t see the film at all but the tour was much more than I expected. We were taken to the movie set...More

Thank Sumyueshirley
Reviewed 6 days ago

All the LOR fans would really dig this tour. The sets including the hobbit homes and the gardens are meticulously maintained.They even have a 100 kg real pumpkin in the garden! We took the 3 pm tour where we had a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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May 20, 2019|
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Response from MuppetTrojan | Reviewed this property |
I’m asking this question only to answer it myself, as I was trying to find this out before I visited Hobbiton. Surely I can’t be the only one who has ever wondered this? So I thought it might be handy for others to... More
May 13, 2019|
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Response from MuppetTrojan | Reviewed this property |
I’m positive you can book a tour by turning up BUT there are limited spaces. You might turn up and find that many of the tours are already booked. Worth booking in advance. First tour of the day would ensure that there... More
March 17, 2019|
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Response from 844shaunp | Reviewed this property |
If you struggle to walk far. There is a guide who drives you around the set on a sort of golf buggy.