Hobbiton Movie Set, Hinuera

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Revisit Middle Earth at Hobbiton Movie Set, used extensively in both "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" film series. As your guide takes you around the Shire, you'll discover just how filmmaker Peter Jackson made his movie magic here. The journey across the 4.8 hectare (12 acre) set includes stops at Hobbit holes, the Mill, and the Dragon Inn, where you'll be able to enjoy a special beverage. Located in a scenic setting with the picturesque Kaimai Range in the distance, this attraction isn't just for die-hard Tolkien or movie fans. You can also arrange for a farmstay package, or organize a daytime, nighttime, or wedding function on site. Book your guided tour in advance, and explore the website for details about farmstays, functions, and events. Take the guesswork out of planning a Hinuera vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Actually, a total must for everyone. We went on the banquet tour, which was quiet and only the one group so no other group was yapping on our heals. Beautiful setting and Peter Jacksons vision of the....  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. We stopped on our way between Rotorua and Auckland. We pre-booked tickets which made check-in easier once we were there. The process is...  more »
  • What a wonderful and awesome experience this was! So worth the quick drive or flight from Auckland. Well done with tour guides telling stories and pointing out little things on the set. Beautiful area and even if you are not a hard core Lord of the Rings fan you will still enjoy it. So glad I went! 🙂🧝🏻‍♂️🧝🏻love Hobbiton!
  • It was my wife’s idea to visit Hobbiton whilst in Auckland, New Zealand for a conference. I was not exactly thrilled by the idea but we hired a car and drove the nearly 3 hours to Matamata (closest suburb to the set). It seemed expensive to me but the tour was absolutely fantastic. The location is unbelievable. It is some of the most beautiful countryside I’ve ever seen. The guide was great and the free beer at the hobbit tavern at the end was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Was very grateful my wife forced me to come along!! Only regret is I didn’t bring the kids. They would have loved it too.
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