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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit...more
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501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
+64 7-888 1505
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Reviewed today

I spent three weeks in NZ travelling around both the North and South Islands, visiting many towns, attractions, restaurants but this was my highlight. I could have spent hours here, the behind the scenes magic was very interesting with input from our guide Adam. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Norm R
Reviewed today

Doing this tour with a Swedish tour guide, was unique. The grounds and area are stunning, and everything is kept well. Even down to vegie patches, felt so surreal and interesting tour with snippets of information of filming and the trials they had to conquer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GillianS1080
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic 2 hour tour, with interesting facts throughout and sites, and a class experience at the green dragon with a drink at the end! The tour size was pretty big and you were quite rushed; mainly at the green dragon at the end, where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is a couple of hours south of Auckland so it is a bit out of the way if you are traveling on business. If you can squeeze out an extra day though, it is worthwhile if you have read The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LarrySea
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a magical day!!! Despite the rain we had a fantastic time exploring the intricacy of this place. So much to see and learn about. I applaud the attention to detail. The only downside was the limited time, I felt we were a bit rushed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MargarethaKate
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had wanted to do this tour for so long, it was so good, but a power cut ruined the end. The evening tour starts in the daylight and you are guided around the whole of Hobbiton by lovely guides. There was no rushing and they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JenniMalta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning and beautiful! Defiantly a must do for LOTR/Hobbit fans! ❤️ the farm is well managed and the guides do an excellent job with the large groups. The complementary drink at the green dragon was some of the best cider I’ve ever had! Immerse...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2BrokeWomen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome experience. Guides were knowledge. The set was really amazing. Did the evening meal and it truely was a feast!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelCoupleCKDK
Reviewed 3 days ago

Met lots of great people. Tour people have thought of everything to ensure that travelers have a great time.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank philstina123
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent tour. Must do tour and meal at the Green Dragon. The tour is done in the afternoon and then you have the fabulous meal.After you stroll back to the buses by the use of lanterns. They even transport you back to your local lodging....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Oliver K
27 November 2018|
Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
By car but can also book a day tour with one of the many tour companies
24 November 2018|
Response from T1222MHsamanthas | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on how mobile that person is. Hobbiton is set in the side of a hill, but didn’t seem hilly to walk around. There was a walk from the set to the pub where they serve a drink and the bus picks you up again.
23 November 2018|
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Response from Ulwazi | Reviewed this property |
With almost all tours fully booked, I do not believe you can change the time, unless there is a cancellation. You only take your allotted bus at your tour time to the movie set. You then stay with your tour guide until you... More