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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
+64 7-888 1505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were not disappointed at all! In advance we were not sure if we wanted to go as it was quite expensive but we were glad we decided to put down the money! You do have to like the movies to enjoy this though. Our...More

1  Thank Sabine R
Reviewed 2 days ago


Thank Staveley-Stars
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can never be sure what to expect on tours such as this. Our experience exceeded our hopes. This may be in part to the small group size (seventeen) so we probably fell on our our feet there. Our tour started on time when we...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 days ago


Thank Zsolt S
Reviewed 3 days ago

.Easily accessible from Rotorua this well organised, timed tour of the Hobbiton movie set is well worth visiting. The set has been fully restored and the grounds/gardens kept immaculate - true to the movies. The guide let our group of approx. 20 people on a...More

Thank nickeastwood52
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile


Thank Kanaena
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun trip and beautifully upkept set. Only let down was the interior of hobbitt homes was shot elswhere there were only the exteriors.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hobbiton was unbelievable! The whole experience was absolutely fantastic and the staff were also fantastic! They made it really memorable and Kane, our guide, shared so many wonderful and fascinating stories with us! The setting was stunning and it was surreal to explore the hobbit...More

Thank Talia W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It looks unreal in person, the fact that everything got demolished and they redid it again it’s fascinating. Make sure you swing by the bar for a delish beer.

Thank Missellen1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Anyone who is a fan of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, this tour is a must! You will not regret it. It was really lovely and quite magical in places. The tour guide was really fun and gave some amazing facts even...More

Thank Charlotte P
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14 February 2018|
Response from bdon257 | Reviewed this property |
I did the daytime Tour from the Matamata Isite. I'm sure they serve alcohol as they have a working pub, The Green Dragon, where they brew and serve their own beer and cider. I hope you have a great time there.
11 February 2018|
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Response from mrssmiffy | Reviewed this property |
Hi We booked a tour from a tourist information shop in New Zealand We only had the one day coach trip but you can get all tours from them. It’s very easy to do And I’m sure by booking whilst there you wouldn’t have to pay... More
Laraine C
22 January 2018|
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Response from Tickleish | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laraine, I disagree with Saj is review! My wife and I did the tour in January, it is easily more than 600m and there is slight hill climb up a dirt track. Admittedly you can do this at your own pace and the tour guide... More