Matamata Hobbiton Stray NZ

Matamata Guide

If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit movies Matamata will be on your ‘must-visit’ list! Located at the base of the Kaimai Ranges, this rural town is well-known for its thoroughbred and dairy industries and most recently as the location of middle-earth. 

The Hobbiton movie set is located on picturesque private farm land a short distance from Matamata, and here visitors can explore Hobbit holes, see the double arched bridge and gardens purpose built for films, visit The Mill and sample traditionally brewed ale, cider or ginger beer, and beef and ale pie at the famous Green Dragon Inn.

You can also visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua.  

Matamata town itself offers visitors a range of casual café and dining choices as well as a variety of tramping, walking and accommodation options.

Hobbiton Pub

Hobbiton Pub

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