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“Fantastic family tour”

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hinuera
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited between Christmas and New Year so it was very busy. However the guide was great and had a wealth of knowledge about the making of the movie. It was fantastic and you felt as if you were really visiting Bag End. The ginger beer and cider at the Green Dragon Inn was lovely, worth booking in advance for a dinner tour and seeing the village at night.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I have seen the Lord of the Rings films, but not the Hobbits films. I have read the Hobbit book (but long ago!).
The tour was interesting and I would recommend this for people interested in film making or especially Hobbits fans. The tour guide could tell a lot of background stories about the film making as also set up of the scenery. I now want to see the Hobbit films.
Now some critical points: The tour is totally structured and you cannot lose the feeling that somebody is laughing in the background about the stupid tourists, which pay a ton of money for a 2 hours guided tour with one free drink. You feel like a sheep as you are forced to walk a specific path with groups before and behind of you. It is like playing golf on a nice sunny day and the Marshall reminds you every 5 Minutes to speed up!!!
So if you struggle with your decision to spend for 4 people around 200 NZD for a 2 hour tour, don’t do it!

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