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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
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Full-Day Hobbiton Tour from Auckland
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Owner description: 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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“Hobbit holes in the sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I when decided to visit New Zealand this is one of the trips I really wanted to make.

Wow hobbiton is fab. But full scale hobbit holes and the ones used for close up a great, had my photo taken outside bag end and finished up with a drink at the Green Dragon.

All this bout the movies to life even more and I'm now going to watch them all again when I get home.

Visited July 2013
Thank Andrea C
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“There and back again in 4 days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our whirlwind tour of New Zealand began with the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. Everyone we met was helpful, welcoming and friendly from the Shire's Rest Cafe and souvenir shop. Carolyn the bus driver was entertaining and informative. Our tour guide, Theresa was a lot of fun and had plenty of anecdotes and stories to tell. There's plenty of time to get as many photos as you like and the groups are not so big that you can't get great shots of empty countryside. The Green Dragon is a real treat. Ask the staff to tell you about its construction. Hobbiton is so beautiful, even in the middle of winter, although I'd like to come back in spring, I bet it's amazing.

Visited July 2013
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Hobbiton experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Like a fairy tale park in NZ style. Lots of cottage houses for hobbits. Very beautiful and natural environment.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Absolutely Magical!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This trip was better than I ever imagined. I wish I had watched the movies before going because the tour guide gives details to the movie scenes. It is a working sheep farm which really adds to the beauty of the area.. The scenery was spectacular. Bush and Beach Co, with Tony & Sean were great. They seemed to be excited to be there even after all the times they have visited. Very friendly blokes! I like this tour group because it was small and got their early before all the crowds. I would use them for many of the tours around Auckland. Do not miss this tour!

Visited July 2013
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“In the Shire with Bilbo and Frodo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was a highlight of our driving trip through the north island of New Zealand in May. we drove to Matamata. the "iSite" (NZ info centre) is built like a LOTR house and has a great statue of Gollum inside. Tours can be booked and taken right from the iSite, but we chose to drive out to the Alexander Farm ourselves. tour cost was $70NZ/each and worth ever penny. Freddie was our guide, incredibily knowledgeable about the history of the farm, the selection of the place by Peter Jackson and 'inside info on the building of the site and how they made it look so real. The place is magical!! we were there about 3 hours and the visit was topped off with a cup of mead in the Green Dragon Inn on the site. Hubby wanted to know where he could buy such good beer but alas, it's only available in the Shire!

Visited May 2013
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