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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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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 know.
Simply ... YES!
You’ll hear the story of a 6 foot German guy who dressed as a hobbit and refused to leave. Not sure if that is an urban legend.
But I wanted to dress Hobbity and I figured that 1) it might be the only time I go there 2) where better to dress as a Hobbit than Hobbiton?
Ok, I did wear normal clothes over the top as I was a little worried about looking ... you know ... silly.
But when we arrived there was another couple who were dressed as Hobbits. I wasn’t alone!
The staff seemed somewhat delighted that we went to the effort of some people being Middle-earthly attired. My guide asked me to pose for photos and reenact some scenes from the films (rewarding me with a free drink at the banquet afterward). Many other tourists also asked for photos (apparently I’m on a family calendar in Canada).
The other gentleman who was dressed as a Hobbit and I were permitted to pose for photos behind the bar during the dinner.
I’ll freely admit that dressing up at Hobbiton isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, but it makes for an enjoyable and memorable day ... and the photos we took from the day look all the more authentic and fun.
If you are at all inclined to release your inner nerd, I’d suggest you go for it! Fair chance no one knows you there and it might just be a day you never forget!
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
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 aren’t tour groups ahead of you. The last tour (banquet tour) is more expensive - albeit with a meal and a second night time tour. But when I did this one there was absolutely no rushing. Incredible experience. I’m a huge LotR fan so I got great value. But if you’re not a fan, fear not. My girlfriend isn’t a huge fan of LotR but she really enjoyed the experience too!