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Hobbiton Movie Set: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Reviewed today

What an adorable place- we had such a lovely sunny day and seeing Hobbitton in reality is so much better than any photos. The level of detail is amazing! The only negative is that the tour was very rushed. There are tours leaving every 10...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ruthmottley
Reviewed today via mobile

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally went along to Hobbiton for a hairy-footed poke around in and among the hobbit holes. Arriving sweatily 2 minutes before our allotted tour time (tip: do not be late) we relaxed as our excellent driver Ra...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GeorgeHulbert
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to splurge and book the tour and lunch feast and it was well worth it! The tour itself is so impressive and our guide Jordyn was delightful and informative. The tour was followed by a drink at the green dragon and the lunch...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank taygillespie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Guide was funny and informative. Great little stories and she was wonderful at taking some pictures and gave plenty of time to wander. However, it was a very expensive activity and the online booking system was impossible to use without an active mobile phone due...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jade P
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide Joshua, was informative about Lord of the Rings, I feel he love the job 🙌, But during our tour, it was overcrowded like we have to be in hurry to go the other side since another group is coming, nice view on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TinTinLovesSam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I joined the Hobbiton and Waitomo tour from Auckland. Hobbiton is just magical, we were the first group to arrive yesterday morning, which is perfect. We were able to take pics without too many crowds in it. Whether or not you’re an LOTR fan, this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LevannaK
Reviewed yesterday

This tour is very well organized and flows smoothly. Once you pick up your tickets there are clearly marked lanes for your tour time and you jump on the bus after they scan your tickets. The drive to the Shire is quick and they show...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank J D
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great walk through the set with a wonderful, experienced guide. Lots of movie trivia while winding through the cool houses. And ending in the pub, with a little Hobbiton beverage at the bar. So many pictures, they will surely end up as Christmas cards!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CandRTravelers
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the walking tour with the buffet lunch, leaving from the Shire’s Rest. What a wonderful experience. As a fan of the books and movies I loved the whole immersion into the movie set, seeing the location of Bilbo’s “I’m going on an adventure”...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SteveMac317
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Your trip to NZ won't be complete if you don't see this place. Its the original movie set of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbits. You won't appreciate the work of the movie into you see the work on the set. We did...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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13 October 2019|
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Response from marmadukelondon | Reviewed this property |
As stated depends on timing ( school holidays etc) personally i wouldnt eat there We joined a tour but for a drink only We found the toilets rather unclean but heyho if u are a hobbit who cares I return to NZ for New... More
13 October 2019|
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Response from MuppetTrojan | Reviewed this property |
It was the highlight of a highlight filled tour of New Zealand for me (13 days driving around the north & south islands looking exclusively at Lord of the Rings related locations). You just book a tour, it has set times... More
21 September 2019|
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Response from stilladventuring | Reviewed this property |
CRUISES in my experience normally make you leave the boat early. The actual walking around hobbiton is about 2 hours. I would say your best bet is to contact several companies that run a tour from Auckland. Ask them if... More