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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.
Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
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Hobbiton Movie Set Reviews
Went on the Intercity tour from Auckland which all ran smoothly. It was amazing to see the movie set, so much detail went into it and lots of photo opportunities, the place is beautiful with flowers e... more »
..and yes I am not a big fan of the movies. But no matter what, this is an excellent demonstration of movie making when it is best. Everything is well done, and it is the perfect scene for a great day... more »
So happy to finally get here. Beautiful sunny day but very windy until you get into movie set. Great tour guide Melissa made this entertaining and told us facts we didn’t know. As we had done the buff... more »
I love movies, I mean how doesn't? And I've been on several movie and show tours, and this one ranks right up there on the top of my list if the best. I had my whole family with me which includes three kids under 5 and they all had so much fun. They loved seeing all the Hobbit homes and there's a couple place where the can touch some small Hobbit sized things like an old fashioned wood working area and such. The behind the scenes info that you learn will feed the need for knowledge for any fan of the movies and books. Even if you never seen or read the books you will have fun. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Great place to visit. Very entertaining. We had a great time. Our amazing guide Eli told us lots of interesting facts about hobbiton and made sure we all had time to take pictures we wanted. The tour finished in the green dragon inn where you get a free drink after walking around the set. Fantastic experience.
A must do if you are a fan of the movies, if you are not a fan it is still interesting to see and enjoy. The staff is awesome, friendly and positive! Our tour included a lunch which was delicious, all you can eat and vegetarian friendly :) Our guide was awesome and fun! Thanks for the memories sunny! We sure did go on an adventure. FYI They have buses if you book at the I... (stop) info shop downtown Matamata. Looks like a hobbit house.
Good experience. Loved all 6 movies, and was going to be in the area on vacation, so it was a must see/do. They have a cafe with plenty to choose from, and a gift shop (larger) at The Shire Rest. And a gift shop (smaller) in the village, which you won't have much, if any, time to shop at the end of the tour unless you sign up via a third party tour (more expensive). I did the lunch and tour combo, which was yummy. The roast with gray is a must, delicious.
An absolutely charming and immersive experience! Courtney was an amazing tour guide, so witty and informative and just KNEW exactly what we all wanted to get out of the tour. The farmlands are crazy gorgeous to just DRIVE through, but Hobbiton itself is truly something else. If you're embarking on a 'Lord of the Rings' pilgrimage across NZ, this is definitely the best place to start. The complimentary drinks were divine as well. As was the cafe's 'Second Breakfast'.
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