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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours


501 Buckland Road,
Hinuera, Matamata



Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The set has been completely rebuilt and is now a permanent attraction.

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.

Hobbiton Pub

Hobbiton Pub

The 2 hour tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the twelve acre site, recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created.

Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth.  

Specially brewed beverages are available at the Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour.

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