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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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the banquet tour and loved it. Our tour guide (Thanks Dan) was awesome, friendly and really chatty. The tour was well paced and allowed us plenty of time to enjoy being within Hobbiton. So we'll maintained and with astounding attention to detail. It...More

Thank eztraveller2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent! Staff informative and great to see where the movie was shot. We were lucky with the weather but there were big golfing umbrellas provided if you required them - lovely to have the chance of a complimentary drink in the Green Dragon at the...More

Thank jacci6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I honestly thought this would be a bit of a cash grab for the tour operators, but it was really good! Our tour guide seemed to know everything you could imagine about the set. The hobbit holes were all very detailed and the grounds were...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Hobbiton as a shore excursion from a cruise ship. A little pricey, but worth every cent. The tour guides were all lovely, as were all the staff we encountered onsite, they made the day even more enjoyable. Amazing to walk around a place...More

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 1 week ago

a wonderful experience all round! It is best to book tickets before hand. You board a bus for the adventure and are on a guided tour throughout the village. Most of the walk is viewing and a history of the set. it's beautifully kept and...More

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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It is super busy. They say in summer they put through 3000 people a day (I went today and they say they put through about 1000 people a day). I don't think they can make the tour faster as they will back up into other... 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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