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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
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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 trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep and beef farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the village, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be taken around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit holes, the Mill and into the famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can indulge in our exclusive, specially brewed beverages to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
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501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing experience to see the Hobbit Movie set. The tour is well organised and super friendly from the ticket counter, bus driver, tour guides to the service workers. We had perfect weather to take heaps of photos of our fantastic journey through Hobbiton. There...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These 2 sightseeing spots won’t disappoint u!!! Surprisingly we were absolutely impressed by oue Guide — Damien, who gave so many valuable information throughout the journey on the coach!! We are so lucky to have him as our guide & driver today!!! Really professional, informative,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maybe everyone says this, but I would have happily lived in Hobbiton. The tour was great.... short videos on the bus from Matamata (audio quality was terrible due to rubbishy bus audio system) but they were a nice build up to arriving at the set....More

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We booked the Early Access Hobbiton Tour with Bush & Beach. The tour was faultless from beginning to end. Our driver Wayne was hilarious and made the two-hour drive from Auckland to Matamata very entertaining, so that the time passed very quickly. At Hobbiton, our...More

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Okay, so we've seen the movies, but we aren't crazy fans by any means. But this place is really worth the visit! We booked it as a day tour out of Auckland and it did not disappoint. Even if you had no knowledge of the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely time during this tour. Tour group contained approximately 50 other persons. Plenty of time for photos. More then ample food at the banquet for everyone - homestyle food, such as lambshanks and mash, beef stew, roast chicken etc.

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WinnerTrevor
15 April 2018|
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Response from Juan G | Reviewed this property |
We rent a car in auckland and get there by ourselves, just search on googlemaps hobbiton movie set and you will get there, no problem at all
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godnemo
5 April 2018|
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Response from Robyne A | Reviewed this property |
You might be lucky but on the day we went it was booked out till about 1pm. Safer to pre book.
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cerimorris93
3 April 2018|
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Response from Sheila K | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about two hours and the drive from there to Rotorua is just over an hour. Be aware that if you are late at Hobbiton even a minute late, you will miss your slot and depending how busy they are you could have to... More
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