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Hobbiton Movie Set

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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
From $55.79*
Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
From $55.79*
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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

We loved this tour. The hobbit holes are amazing and beautifully crafted. each one is different, with great surroundings and exquisite views. The film and book facts the tour guides shared with us were fun and interesting. They could also answer individual questions the 'superfans'...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kiwitoonkid
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just to be done with the bad stuff first. There's only one drawback with the Hobbiton Movieset - and that's getting there and back again. There are no tranfers at night, so we had to book a private taxi from Auckland for 500 NZD. Apparantly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dom was an excellent guide to what was already a breathtaking experience, he took a moment to get to know each and every member ~ a commendable effort. Aside from this he look provided insightful knowledge that added to the experience. The green dragon an...More

Thank calvillain
Reviewed 2 days ago

We missed our original 0950 h Lunch Tour, due to inaccurate vehicle sat nav issues; however, we were rebooked on the 1330 h Lunch Tour. This turned out to be a much, much better tour option, as Mr Ben Ollie was our friendly, insightful and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vermark26
Reviewed 2 days ago

We specifically went to Auckland to see the Hobbiton Movie Set and was not disappointed. We loved it. The weather was overcast but perfect, no rain. There were no crowds and we were never hurried. Our tour guide was amazing! Sorry, I can's remember her...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carrie E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great tour, it was a little longer than expected but worth the picturesque place specially at sunset... it’s a must if you are a hobbit or lord of the rings fan! Worth it!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ferwalkaboutQ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Due to business of my husband, this trip was organized for the partners and I enjoyed it a lot. But if I would have to drive far myself for just a relative small tour I wouldn't recommend it but must admit I haven't seen The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sneeuwwitjeroos18
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a LOTR fan but i was worried the $84 was going to be too much. Turns out i was wrong and it was well worth it! The tours are really well organised. I was concerned about the group size as we filled a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was expecting this to be ultra touristic but it actually felt as authentic as a fictional place like Hobbitton really could. It was interesting to hear the production challenges and methods, as well as placing yourself in the scenes you watched years ago

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank NoelR1991
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife booked this visit which I was a bit afraid of (too touristy etc). But it was really great! I saw the movies and red the book years ago, but seeing the set and getting the inputs from our excellent guide Sam was just...More

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June 10, 2019|
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Response from sheilb53 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I didn't go on Hobbit day so don't know how busy it gets. When we went in Feb the tours were pretty full and although there was a huge amount of people there it was well organised and it didn't feel so busy. I felt we... More
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Response from ccteix2015 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know but I think they will allow you to enter wearing whatever you want
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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