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“Fascinating”

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hinuera
Certificate of Excellence
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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 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating tour of a movie set. It is well set up and the waiting area has a cafe and shop and toilets. You must make sure you are at the bus queue in time for the tour start. The guides are friendly. It was raining profusely but they do offer use of large umbrellas. There is something in this tour for fan and those who know nothing about the films. The groups are quite large and because of the rain and others talking it was sometimes difficult to hear the guide. It is run with military precision around the set and ending at the Green Dragon for a drink. However it never feels rushed and I enjoyed it. Allow a good couple of hours for the whole thing.

Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I am a fan of the books and the films so am a little biased, however I can see the attraction of this tour to non fans too. The site is beautifully landscaped in an area of natural beauty in the centre of a working farm. You must take the guided tour in a coach from a choice of locations, my guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very friendly. I enjoyed every aspect of this trip which culminated in a 'free' beer which is brewed exclusively for The Green Dragon Inn.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

...very good for everybody else. It is very busy and you have to be patient to get photos. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, she gave lots of interesting insight into the making of the movies as well as the construction of the site. It didn't feel rushed and although there were stragglers trying to take photos she managed to keep tabs on us and didn't lose anybody. The weather was good on the day that I visited but I suspect that it would not have been such a good experience if it was wet as there is a bit of walking. I got a tour bus in from Matamata very friendly chatty drivers and the videos shown on the way to and from the site added to the experience. The free drink at the pub was good but another non alcoholic choice would be good as not everybody likes (or can drink) ginger beer. Quite a lot of time allowed in the gift shop at the site, although most of the goods are available st the information centre at Matamata.

Thank VeggieLesley
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

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