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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 1 week ago

This was hands down one of the best experiences of my life! From the wonderful staff at the Hobbiton shop in Rotorua, Ben our driver for the morning and Kane, who was our tour guide, everyone was incredible. The drive from Rotorua takes around 1...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AKR786
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hobbiton was so much fun! We bought our tickets online in advance so we could be sure to get the day and time we wanted, that worked out well. We took the bus from Shires Rest. There's a big gift shop there with restrooms and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HMKaren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hobbiton exceeded our expectations. The rolling hills go on forever and the scenery is breathtaking. There are time restraints for touring so be aware when visiting. Luckily we had booked the tour prior to leaving. Isabelle, our guide, was very knowledgeable and a self-proclaimed "Lord...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dee621
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must for any Lord if the Rings fan. Would recommend going early in the day to avoid the large crowds. My kids had fun, even though they had never seen the movies.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon430
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went recently to the evening midsummer solstice. cost veritable fortune for 4 people at $250 each. However, as two of our party were visitor's from UK, they did want the best experience for the time they had. So many people you can't imagine, was like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what can I say this is one of our highlights of our trip. The beautiful scenery coupled with a great tour and ginger beer will be an experience we will never forget. Even if you have not seen the film's it is worth coming...More

Thank Catrina26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are travelling with 9 people so we booked well ahead. We saw others turned away as all tours for the day were booked out. Great stories and commentary by our guide Cam. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can now see why tourists & NZers alike flock to Hobbiton - it’s fabulous. We booked online (not cheap at $84 per person for the guided tour only) and drove down to Matamata to take the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - the sun may...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WelshNZers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brings to life all your memories of the Shire. Terrific guides to bring to life for you memories of the movies and a new perspecitve. A good walking tour around the Shire. Also a complimentary local brew at the Green Dragon when finished is offered.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkPurdue
Reviewed 1 week ago

All your memories of the Shire come to life. A nice hike during your walking tour of movie set and the Shire. terrific guides with details of the set and of hte movies. and at the end a nice complimentary local beer from the Green...More

Date of experience: December 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