Hobbiton Movie Set, Hinuera

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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  • Being fans of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, we were enchanted by Hobbiton. We felt we were immersed into the books. Such detail !! The guides were excellent and so informative. Absolutely Loved.....  more »
  • Thoroughly well presented and professionally organised tour of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movie set. Our British tour guide had an excellent knowledge of the set and behind the scenes...  more »
  • This tour was everything we had dreamed of and more! My husband especially is a major LOTR fan and we did this tour for his birthday. The tour was very well run, the staff had a plethora of knowledge....  more »
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  • What a wonderful and awesome experience this was! So worth the quick drive or flight from Auckland. Well done with tour guides telling stories and pointing out little things on the set. Beautiful area and even if you are not a hard core Lord of the Rings fan you will still enjoy it. So glad I went! 🙂🧝🏻‍♂️🧝🏻love Hobbiton!
  • It was my wife’s idea to visit Hobbiton whilst in Auckland, New Zealand for a conference. I was not exactly thrilled by the idea but we hired a car and drove the nearly 3 hours to Matamata (closest suburb to the set). It seemed expensive to me but the tour was absolutely fantastic. The location is unbelievable. It is some of the most beautiful countryside I’ve ever seen. The guide was great and the free beer at the hobbit tavern at the end was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Was very grateful my wife forced me to come along!! Only regret is I didn’t bring the kids. They would have loved it too.
  • Really amazing all the little attention to details. Great guides. There is The Shires Rest Cafe at the start of the tour (and you return there at the end of the tour) with coffee and food. Plus at the end you get a free, light beer, dark beer, apple cider or non alcoholic Ginger beer at The Green Dragon pub. It takes about 2 hours. It's best to go early to avoid the crowds.
  • Loved the place- I have watched all the movies but even though you haven’t still the friendly staff explains you where what happened and how it was made all the history and interesting stories. One thing is to say that this place is for any age group from toddler to very aged person they just love it. Worth visiting if you are in New Zealand. Here are some pictures but trust me Its much more beautiful than the photos I could take. Enjoy guys
  • We had a fantastic time visiting Hobbiton. I highly recommend the Evening Banquet Tour, as it seems you get a bit more time to take all the photos you want and you get to enjoy an absolutely delicious hobbit feast. Seriously, the food was really, really good. I expected the food to just be OK, but it was great. After dinner they provided hobbit costumes for some fun pictures and we got to walk back through hobbiton at night with some cool lanterns. This tour is great for fans, as the guides had tons of stories to share about the production, and great for non fans alike, as the landscape is beautiful even without context and the food was top notch. They really put a lot of time and care into maintaining this piece of movie history.

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