Discover the Magic of Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand

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Step into Middle-earth

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Nestled in the lush countryside of Matamata, New Zealand, the Hobbiton Movie Set is a must-visit for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. This iconic film location brings the fantasy realm of Middle-earth to life, captivating visitors with its charming hobbit holes and stunning landscapes. The best time to visit is during the spring months of September to November when the countryside is in full bloom, or in autumn from March to May when the colors are rich and vibrant. Keep an eye out for special events like the Hobbiton Banquet, offering an immersive dining experience in the heart of the Shire.

Immerse Yourself in Middle-earth

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As you wander through Hobbiton, you’ll encounter the picturesque hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and the famous Party Tree. The expert guides provide fascinating insights into the filming process and the intricate details that make this set so magical. Don’t miss the opportunity to raise a pint of specially brewed Southfarthing ale at the Green Dragon Inn, a delightful experience for fans and non-fans alike. For a truly unique adventure, consider the Evening Banquet Tour, where you can enjoy a festive feast in the glow of lanterns and hear behind-the-scenes stories from the film production.

Savor the Flavors of the Shire

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After a day of exploration, indulge in the local cuisine at the Shire’s Rest Café, offering delectable dishes such as traditional meat pies, hearty stews, and freshly baked bread. For an authentic experience, try the Hobbiton Ginger Beer, a refreshing beverage that perfectly complements the rustic flavors of the Shire. As the day winds down, consider staying at the Hobbiton Movie Set Accommodation, where you can spend a night in a cozy hobbit hole and wake up to the serene beauty of the countryside.

Practical Tips for Your Journey

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When planning your visit to Hobbiton, it’s essential to book tickets in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your spot on the guided tours. The nearest major town is Matamata, where you can find a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets. English is widely spoken, and New Zealand dollars are the accepted currency. For a seamless experience, consider joining a guided tour from Auckland, which includes transportation and insightful commentary along the way. Remember to respect the natural surroundings and follow the guidelines provided by the tour guides to ensure the preservation of this iconic film set.

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey

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With its captivating beauty and rich cinematic history, Hobbiton Movie Set offers a truly enchanting experience for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re a devoted fan of the films or simply seeking a unique and picturesque destination, a journey to Hobbiton promises to be an unforgettable adventure into the heart of Middle-earth.

Start Your Journey: Find the Perfect Stay & Flight

Embark on an unforgettable journey with ease. Simply search below to secure your dream hotel and flight. Your adventure is just a few clicks away!