Hobbiton Movie Set, Hinuera

Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • The place is really amazing, you enjoy to be there and you feel like if you were in the movie, its incredible place and you really enjoy to be in the nature, the small HOUSES are GREAT  more »
  • The beautiful farm and. very colourful movie set was outstanding. A MUST SEE for all New Zealanders. It makes you feel so proud of our wonderful country.  more »
  • Wow, I was not expecting this. To be honest I thought we would see maybe 4 hobbit homes, but to see the village set out as it was was incredible. I havent seen the movies.. Yep.. I know. But I am...  more »
  • 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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