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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
+64 7-888 1505
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
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'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
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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 3 days ago via mobile

If you are a lord of the Rings and a Hobbit fan, this is something not to be missed. It was fantastic. A two hour tour visiting the Shire

Thank Rosie D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a LoTR fan, so I was looking forward to this tour. It’s definitely worth the trip, but be warned, this place is cram packed with people, and there’s pretty much zero opportunity to explore on your own as best I...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a nice place, they've done a great job. Let down by trying too hard to milk the tourism dollar and pack in maximum numbers of people. Spent an hour shuffling along in the sun , can't go forward, can't go back , way too...More

1  Thank Tim T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Prebook online to get the time and day you want as it gets very busy. This place is a must to Lord of the Ring fans and a must do for everyone else. It’s a beautiful setting and the replica Hobbiton is beautiful, the gardens...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am a massive fan of the movies and books. This trip far exceeded my expectations. The weather was just perfect and our tour guide was awesome. The coffee at the coach departure area was also first class. It was brilliant just to be able...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

10/10. Would definitely recommend visiting Hobbiton, will be back for the dinner sometime. Amazing experience and friendly staff. Bella and Ollie loved it!

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15 January 2018|
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Response from Hels1904 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. You should have enough time as there are different coaches that go back to shires rest. Best chat to your guide
2 January 2018|
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Response from Raymond A | Reviewed this property |
No you are not allowed to drive to the movie set directly. You drive to "bus depot" where you can park your car. Then you are forced to buy the overpriced tickets so you can get on a bus, which will take you to the movie... More
Louie C
30 December 2017|
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Response from Batts65 | Reviewed this property |
Most definately. We visited in September last year and it was one of the highlights of our trip! They do have umbrellas at the hobbiton vilage, however we took our own and hardly needed to use them. At the end of the tour... More