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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Closes in 7 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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501 Buckland Road | Matamata, Hinuera 3472, New Zealand
+64 7-888 1505
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Reviewed today via mobile

The amazing scenery was the cherry on top of this amazing tour. It's definitely worth every dollar... Big thanks to Chris and Boshra for being so accommodating. Keep it up guys! The tour was perfect with all the infos on our way to hobbiton plus...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed today

A nice tour but as others have said rather expensive for what was there, perhaps it is a work in progress. With 650,000 visitors a year they have the income to improve things a bit it seems. What you get for your 80nzd is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Goldacre66
Reviewed today

At the risk of alienating most readers, I have to admit that I’ve never read a Tolkein book, I’ve slept through most of the films and I would struggle to tell the difference between an Ork and an Elf. My Beloved, however, is a huge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kat_Ric
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything and more ......what a great place!! Even though it was so busy it didn’t feel so and our tour guide Josh was very informative even though it was only his 2nd tour. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank magsD318
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour, which involves about 60 minutes of actual walking, is great fun. While you need to go to Wellington for interiors and special effects, this is much more evocative of Middle Earth. The set in a natural environment is wonderfully kept up and very...More

Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Hobbiton on a sunny, early spring day. I’ve seen all the movies (several times tbh) and I loved experiencing it in real life! So cool to see how they’ve built the doors to be able to make Gandalf big and the hobbits small. The...More

Thank stormandrea
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun tour. Well organised. Includes an ale in the Green Dragon pub. Really embraces the books and movies. Makes you want to watch the movies again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great excursion they have rebuilt the movie set and did great job. Fun day trip for the family

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dream829294
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow a must do to everybody. Friendly staff and a great welcome. Landscaping amazing layout a dream. So much to see. Words don't do it justice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bsandb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour was well set up, the guide had a great depth of knowledge and kept us all entertained but we were a bit rushed & could have moved at a slightly slower pace with more time at the end to sit & relax at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Gail K
19 January 2019|
Response from Traveller20175 | Reviewed this property |
Are you a Lord of the Rings Fan, who really want to visit the Hobbit houses shown on the movies or at least curious to see them if you are not fan of the book/movies? If so, then you will enjoy it. Else the time can be spent... More
16 January 2019|
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Response from L2467TBmikek | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about April. I went yesterday and I enjoyed all the greenery and the flowers in bloom around the hobbit holes. They were mostly English cottage garden style. April is Autumn. Not sure what is flowering then.
Oliver K
27 November 2018|
Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
By car but can also book a day tour with one of the many tour companies