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We are in Rotorua and this has been the best day in New Zealand so far! We tick off a massive bucket list moment for us, visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set! We also roll down hills in giant balls called Ogo-ing and visit a cultural center!

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Hobbiton New Zealand | Movie Set Tour

Today we had the opportunity to visit the Hobbiton New Zealand movie set. Kara and I are both BIG Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans so when we started to plan our trip to New Zealand we knew we wanted to visit Hobbiton! While RVing around New Zealand we stopped close to the town of Cambridge, New Zealand where the Hobbiton movie set is located.

The entire area around Hobbiton makes you feel like you're in the movies! Hobbiton is surround by green rolling hills dotted with sheep. We were lucky enough to camp only a few minutes away from the movie set. It literally felt like we were camping in the Hobbiton movie set! After staying the night only a couple minutes down the road, we woke up early to take one of the first tours around the Hobbiton movie set. We usually don't pay for tours like this… However, the tour around the Hobbiton movie set was totally worth it!! If you're on the North Island of New Zealand you should definitely take the time to take a tour around Hobbiton!

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Had an amazing time checking out The Shire and all the Hobbit holes today, walking in the footsteps of Gandalf, Frodo and Bilbo!

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Visit the Hobbiton movie set on this tour from Rotorua, New Zealand

With a short drive from Rotorua, New Zealand you'll be right in the heart of Hobbiton. As your guide walks you through this sheep farm selected by Peter Jackson, the direct of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, to depict the Shire, they will share stories about the filming done here. Get up close to the hobbit holes and homes of your favorite characters. You'll enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon and snap great photos before heading back to Rotorua.

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Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, New Zealand. This place has a magical attraction. Visitors shivers thru excitement while touring this fairytale paradise. I had an amazing time too. Enjoy watching my video !


Hobbiton movie set is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand. Thanks to famous movie sagas Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit, this place is well known everywhere in the world. In this vlog, we are taking you on a tour around the Hobbiton, showing you famous Hobbit Holes and sharing our experience of what to do and how to make the most of your visit.

Hobbiton Movie Set located close to Matamata and Hamilton in the heart of New Zealand's North Island. This place is not only about movie decorations, it's operated as a real Hobbits village with a huge maintenance team (gardeners, builders, cafe and shop workers, bus drivers, etc.). It is definitely the must visit place not only for the fans of J. R. R. Tolkien and his famous Lord Of The Rings books but for everyone who travels to New Zealand.

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Dinner at Hobbiton - New Zealand's Biggest Gap Year – Backpacker Guide New Zealand

Day 15: Today we are having dinner at Hobbiton, New Zealand! Join us on this night tour of Hobbiton to see Hobbiton by night as part of New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year!

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It’s Day 15 of New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year where we are doing 365 days of 365 activities in New Zealand! Today’s activity is having dinner at Hobbiton as part of a night tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set!

We make our way to Matamata, a town in the Waikato region of New Zealand, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was filmed. We arrive in Hobbiton and the Hobbiton Night Tour begins! We have a look at the Hobbit Holes and learn all the behind-the-scenes secrets of The Lord of the Rings movies on this tour around Hobbiton village.

Once we arrive at the famous Green Dragon Tavern in Hobbiton it is time to feast like a Hobbit! We have dinner at Hobbiton by sitting down to a grand banquet. However, Robin ends up over-doing it, so when we do the night segment of our Hobbiton Night tour, Robin is burping and farting his way around Hobbiton... Nevertheless, we get to see the magic of Hobbiton by night, which is pretty darn special.

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We finally got to visit The Hobbiton Movie set in Mata Mata, New Zealand. If you have any questions let me know in the comment section.
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The Hobbiton Movie Set was a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. It is situated on a family run farm about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Hinuera and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of Matamata, in Waikato, New Zealand, and is now a Tolkien tourism destination, offering guided tours of the set.

The underlying geology of the area is that of the Hinuera Formation, a group of alluvial silts, sands and gravels laid down in the last glacial period. Originally largely marshland, it was transformed in the 19th century by a large-scale drainage scheme and is now fertile agricultural land that is also a major racehorse breeding area.

The Alexander family moved to the 500-hectare (1,200-acre) property of rolling grassland where the set is located in 1978. Since then it has been a livestock ranch with 13,000 sheep and 300 Angus beef cattle. The main sources of income from farming are mutton, wool and beef.

When Peter Jackson began to look for suitable locations for The Lord of the Rings film series he first saw the Alexander Farm during an aerial search in 1998 and concluded that the area was like a slice of ancient England. Set Decorator Alan Lee commented that the location's hills looked as though Hobbits had already begun excavations. Part of the site has a lake with a long arm that could double as a river.

After suitable negotiations with the owners, work commenced in transforming part of the farm into sets for Hobbiton and other parts of J. R. R. Tolkien's Shire in March 1999. The New Zealand Army brought in heavy equipment to make 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) of road into the site from the nearest highway and initial ground works.

Further work included building the facades for 37 hobbit holes and associated gardens and hedges, a mill and double arch bridge, and erecting a 26-tonne (29-ton) oak above Bag End that had been growing near Matamata and which was cut down and recreated on site complete with artificial leaves.

Thatch on the pub and mill roofs was made from rushes growing on the farm. Generators were installed and water and sewerage also had to be considered. Catering was made available for up to 400 cast, crew and visitors per day.

Jackson wrote: I knew Hobbiton needed to be warm, comfortable and feel lived in. By letting the weeds grow through the cracks and establishing hedges and little gardens a year before filming, we ended up with an incredibly real place, not just a film set. Lee commented that it was satisfying to see that it had taken on something of the look of the Devonshire countryside I'd lived in for the past twenty-five years.

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My visit to the Hobbiton set in New Zealand, Nov 2014.

Through the path where Bilbo runs with his contract I'm going on an adventure, up the hill side with all the Hobbit holes towards the famed green door of Bag End, down the other side past the home of Sam-wise, round the Party Tree, over the bridge and into The Green Dragon, which is an actual live working pub where you can buy food and drink. Throughout the video you'll hear our tour guide give up bits of information about the filming there, some bits you may not know!

Filmed by my mum, you'll see me wandering around in the purple trousers with the red in my hair.

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Hoy Ruben Alonso visita Hobbiton. El pueblo de los Hobbits existe, se puede visitar y se encuentra el Nueva Zelanda. Descubre el increíble set de rodaje de las escenas de La Comarca de las trilogías de El Señor de los Anillos y El Hobbit.


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Today Ruben Alonso visits Hobbitton in The Shire. Nestled in the rolling green hills of the Waikato is Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting of The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson films.

Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton MovieSet, 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.

Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheepfarm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guidewill escort you through the ten 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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Visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set

Ever wanted to visit The Hobbit movie set? This is what you've got in store when you visit Hobbiton! Learn about how the set was built and how the movie was made as you wander around the spectacular location from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

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