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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  • Oh, well this is it after travelling half a day from Manila to Auckland, and another 2 hours by land to Matamata, we finally set foot on the actual scenes of the 2 trilogies (LOTR and Hobbits) that we...  more »
  • Lovely surprise to see such a beautiful attraction. Gorgeous set and drink inside green dragon inn a highlight  more »
  • As others have said, this is an awesome attraction even if you aren’t a Hobbit or LOTR fan. The grounds are beautiful. The attention to detail is amazing. It makes you want to see the movies if you ha...  more »
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  • This was the most amazing tour we have ever been on! It was very organized from the start and all the staff were very knowledgeable. We came from Canada and took out two teens and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed it! The free beer/cider was a great hit! Absolutely worth it!
  • If you like the hobbit or Lord of the rings then this is the place for you. There are different tour options you can choose from with a guided tour, the staff are great, friendly and very knowledgeable. The Cafe is great with such nice food. The gift shop is super expensive though (to be expected). We had a fantastic time and will definitely be going back
  • Do note that in order to have a better understanding of this place you need to watch the Hobbiton and the lord of the rings series. Probably then you'll find the place even more interesting. If not, don't worry they have some very well trained guides who will provide information on the history. This place has several different mini houses. There were some parts of the Hobbiton series which was shot here. The most unique and best think about this place is one tree whose branches are spread in a peculiar way and that is what prompted the makers of the movie to shoot it here. Must visit place for all Hobbiton fans!!
  • One of my most memorable NZ experiences! We did the dinner banquet tour and was not dissapointed! The staff really made our trip what it was, they really do choose excellent personalities to work here! Hobbiton is magical but if you are a fan of the films it's even more magical! Getting to walk down to the green dragon inn at dusk ready for dinner was special, the banquet laid out for us was fit for any hobbit! And boy did we eat like hobbits!! We were travelling in our van and they gave us a 'do not disturb we are sleeping off our banquet' sign to put in the window which was real cute and told us we could stay there for the night which was an awesome bonus!
  • We really didn't know what to expect before getting there. It's such a big production with the number of tours they do daily. Make sure you arrive early lol. It's such a Great experience and walk in the beautiful landscape. Our guide was awesome too. The free drink at the end was tasty. Gotta try all the different drinks they give. We really loved the ginger beer. You must try it. Cider was pretty good too. I absolutely hate beer but could appreciate the flavour and smell of their dark ale. The lunch was also great.
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