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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
+64 7-888 1505
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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 today

Went there and luckily we didn't have many people (which I heard it can be crazily packed). The place is just awww from the moment you are in the bus the the guides start explaining everything, then you step a foot inside and see the...More

Thank fpolg
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Reviewed yesterday

Just to view the movie set for the cost of Nzd70++ was too costly .The tour is conducted in each group about 40 person by a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. The tour lasted about 1 hour walking time and 30 minutes "tea break" at...More

Thank likkian
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Reviewed yesterday

One LOTR devotee and one who is completely clueless about it all. Both of us had a superb time on the Evening Banquet Tour. The sets are wonderful and very well explained with a lot of humour from our tour guide Dan. We went for...More

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Went with my husband and we loved everything there!!! The guide explained many secrets from the movie and the view there is amazing!!! You can’t go alone, you always need to go with the tour because the movie set is on a private property and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like many, I was dragged along by a fanatical partner who cannot get enough of the Tolkien world. But I had a wonderful time. The surrounds beautiful, crowds well mangaged which gives you a genuine pastoral feel. The "free" beer was good. Also, even the...More

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The weather was on our side as the rain stopped pouring and the sun emerged through the clouds as we entered The Shire. Our guide was friendly, full of behind the scenes information and was more than happy to take a photo of us peeking...More

Thank merryandpippin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great experience living the magic of The Shire. Kids had fun with the experience since they read the books and watched the movies. What was more impressive was the staff Tim, Allen and Mike who went out of their way to jumpstart my car after...More

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was truly a magical tour - you get to experience Hobbiton in both the late afternoon to see the sunset and by night with the village beautifully lit. The banquet was full of delicious dishes and we were most definitely left satisfied. All in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great tour and truly amazing banquet. Tour guides super informative entertaining. Quite fun being a tourist in home country. We were lucky with a fabulous evening in terms of the weather. Highly recommend.

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Carl H
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Response from Chandansaha | Reviewed this property |
Only by guided tour, public driving is not allowed. You will have two hours, which is more than enough to explore inside hobbiton.
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rgsunshine
8 August 2018|
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Response from Marilyn M | Reviewed this property |
We traveled the end of May and the first week of June. The weather was marvelous. The temperature dipped and we got snow on the mountains. We did most of our tours in the afternoon so we could be back to the apt by dinner.
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Response from Deb C | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely plenty of room in the car park, saw a few parked there the day we went
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