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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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Address: 501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
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+64 7-888 1505
09:00 - 17:00
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The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all...

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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It was seriously amazing. Any LOTR fan needs to go here at one point because it's literally stepping into Hobbiton. Our guide Ant was fabulous, very knowledgeable. Tour is... read more

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was seriously amazing. Any LOTR fan needs to go here at one point because it's literally stepping into Hobbiton. Our guide Ant was fabulous, very knowledgeable. Tour is definitely worth it!! I'm not going to spoil anything for anyone. We got lucky with the sun, but regardless, the magic of Hobbits lives and breathes in this place.

Thank Avgoch
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to have a very energetic tour guide who gave us lots of input about the behind the scenes. I think the others were too boring. Physically exhausting as you have to walk and climb and take photos, in the end you will feel rewarded by a jug of beer. Local brew!

Thank Dorothy G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves trip with Damien in April and we had a great time. What was most surprising was that our favourite part was the actual bus journey. Both the set and the caves are nice sites to see - unique and surrounded by natural beauty. However, nothing really compared to Damien's ability... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

To be brutally honest, I'm not a LOTR nor Hobbiton fan...I went on the movie set tour for a friends 40th birthday celebrations & was incredibly blown away at the professional organisation & magnitude of the shire... The sheer attention to detail, extraordinary landscaping, amazing gardens, herbs, flowers & vegetables - the upkeep & maintenance alone would take a small... More 

Thank kiwikaileigh
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh man can I even put into words how great this was. As a true LOTR fan it doesn't get better then this. All I can say is thanks to the family that runs this for giving me the opportunity to walk through and experience this for myself. Let me know when you turn the hobbit holes into a resort... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never seen any of the movies but it was still worth the time and fee to see this movie set! My son, who has read all the books and has seen all the movies just LOVED the tour! It was hard for him to leave! The restaurant was pretty good too! Great gift shop as well. Don't miss this... More 

Thank sandireg
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My apologies but I am not a Lord of the Rings fanatic....but i LOVED this place! it was charming, informative and the tour was well paced! The country side is beautiful and the Shire's Rest offered amazing food as some of the most reasonable prices we encountered during our visit to New Zealand! I would highly recommend a visit to... More 

Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The 2hrs guided tour was paced prefectly good with the guide very helpful & friendly. We all enjoyed it very much.

Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a massive fan, so I was like a kid in a candy shop! It was excellent to see and hear how everything was made, and being able to be there in person was great! I was however really disappointed with how many people they try and cram in. They have tours that go every 5 minutes, so the... More 

Thank breejm
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure whether to spend the $80 and go, thought it may be a bit of a stage set, was I wrong. The place was unbelievably well built and maintained with a sense of authenticity. Our guide was well informed and enthusiastic. The beverage at The Green Dragon was delicious. All in all a wonderful experience that I would highly... More 

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