Hobbiton Movie Set, Hinuera

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Revisit Middle Earth at Hobbiton Movie Set, used extensively in both "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" film series. As your guide takes you around the Shire, you'll discover just how filmmaker Peter Jackson made his movie magic here. The journey across the 4.8 hectare (12 acre) set includes stops at Hobbit holes, the Mill, and the Dragon Inn, where you'll be able to enjoy a special beverage. Located in a scenic setting with the picturesque Kaimai Range in the distance, this attraction isn't just for die-hard Tolkien or movie fans. You can also arrange for a farmstay package, or organize a daytime, nighttime, or wedding function on site. Book your guided tour in advance, and explore the website for details about farmstays, functions, and events. Take the guesswork out of planning a Hinuera vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Loved the whole experience and knowing that I was walking in the same steps as the actors was surreal 
    Loved the whole experience and knowing that I was walking in the same steps as the actors was surreal  more »
  • This is a must if you're traveling to New Zealand and are a fan of The Hobbit series! Absolutely thrilling to see the movie set and learn even more about the movies. Highly recommended. 
    This is a must if you're traveling to New Zealand and are a fan of The Hobbit series! Absolutely thrilling to see the movie set and learn even more about the movies. Highly recommended.  more »
  • *disclaimer...a LOTR fan wrote this review* We did the evening banquet tour, and our guides were great and made the experience even better. (Sunny and Te??) It was wonderful to have the whole place.....  more
    *disclaimer...a LOTR fan wrote this review* We did the evening banquet tour, and our guides were great and made the experience even better. (Sunny and Te??) It was wonderful to have the whole place.....  more »
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  • I absolutely loved this experience, so glad we went. The attention to detail on the set is absolutely amazing and the surroundings are just absolutely beautiful. Such stunning scenery. Felt quite magical to visit the place I have seen on the big screen. Tour guides were great and it was very well organised. Family friendly too. The coffee at Shires Rest was very good. Highly recommended!
  • Absolutely amazing experience. But, beside the beautiful and stunning hobbit village, we have to say that the best part of the tour has been our tour guide : Sunny!! I don’t think it would have been the same without him. He alternated jokes and notions in such a natural way, and so nice to see him so enthusiastic about it all after 7 years working here. Also, we needed to postpone our booking twice due to travel issue and the staff has been so nice and accommodating! Last but not least mention to Olivia, at her first day training as tour guide, super sweet! Good luck with the training!! And thank you all for the experience!!
  • This was a dream come true and the staff helped make it even better. Our tour guide was called Paul and he was super knowledgeable and really added a fun twist to it. He also was willing to take photos of you which I think is awesome as I was travelling alone so it’s difficult to get a photo of me that isn’t a selfie. It was so beautiful and so well managed. The tour is well done you are given enough freedom to look around but they keep you moving forward. The green dragon was a highlight it was so cool to see the inside and get a complimentary drink. Honestly I want to go again.
  • Was great to see where the movies were made or made of mostly. I need to see the actual movies now to understand the set. However the staff were friendly, please get some some electric gates fitted for the staff and fit some bird spikes near the entrance and exit to the buses as its not pleasant having a cap start to the tour... keep up the good work
  • Lovely place, amazing host, super sweet and friendly. If you love the movie then you must visit and if you don’t have much knowledge about the movie even then it’s a beautiful place to visit. There’s a cafe as well so you can enjoy some snacks and coffee. We went in winter and it was lovely. The location looks wonderful in picture so take as many as you like 🥰. Thank you

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