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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
+64 7-888 1505
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'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
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Shore Excursion: Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings 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
+64 7-888 1505
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Reviewed today

Had a fantastic tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set with our guide Ant. We did the first tour of the day which I would recommend to anyone planning to visit. By doing the first tour of the day, all of Hobbiton is empty as you...More

Thank SB9308
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see for everyone! The level of detail here and the knowledge of the guides is amazing. This is a very beautiful part of the world and will truly leave you breathless. Free drink is included from the Green Dragon.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a drive out to the movie set from Taupo for a pre-booked tour having decided that this was something we couldn’t miss during our trip to NZ. I have a disability so we pre booked the golf buggy service which proved to be...More

Thank W3Z
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to do the Hobbiton tour while we were in "Middle Earth" country. And we were not disappointed. It was a well organised tour from start to finish . The coach driver was full of tales and information that you couldn't be privey too...More

Thank deex1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow i saw the lord of the rings movies and i got amazed with the landscapes, and than when i realized they also made the Hobbit movies there and after that they take care of the place and open for tours, it is indeed going...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We departed for the hobbiton movie set at Shire's Rest at 9 am (first tour of the day). Note that you're required to check-in 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. From Shire's Rest, you'll board their bus into the farmland all the way to hobbiton....More

Thank Wai Kit F
Reviewed 4 days ago

A Beautiful place to visit for LOTR/Hobbit fans or even people who just love gardening. Only guided tours, you cannot wander yourself as you need to take the tour bus to gain access to the official Shire site. It's only 5 mins on the bus...More

Thank SusanSeptember
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure what more can be said other than amazing. The efforts gone into this to make it authentic are amazing. even to lighting the fires, so there is a smell of smoke in the village. even though its a set it feels very 'alive'...More

Thank Pete U
Reviewed 5 days ago

My girlfriend had only ever seen one Lord of the Rings move (and only that a few weeks earlier), but we had an amazing time. The set is beautifully maintained and the tour is good. I just wish I could have stayed at the inn...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful tour. The owners of the property and Peter Jackson have done a beautiful job of preserving the movie set and creating local employment. I loved every part of the tour. Would highly recommend. The trip from Auckland was easy and we easily...More

Thank Lisa B
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Douglas H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can only share with you what I did. We went to the Hobbiton in late August on the 4:30pm tour, the guides did a wonderful job, the pace was just right, and since it was the evening banquet tour that we joined, we were... More
Erin N
12 September 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe Hobbiton run a transfer service for the night banquet. There are plenty of coach transfers from Auckland to matamata but the issue is getting back. It's a 2 hour + journey from Auckland to Hobbiton, so it... More
Johanne M
5 July 2017|
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