Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

I’ve never read the book nor watched the movie but I did this tour anyway. 

I booked my ticket through Naked Bus company when I booked my bus online from New Plymouth to Matamata where it is $9 cheaper compare to booking it through Hobbiton Tours website. I got the 2pm tour which seemed to be the only option. 

I arrived at Matamata i-site at 1:30pm, I had to check in then I was given my ticket. 



The bus departed at exactly 2pm. Our guide/driver was funny Big John. 


The Hobbiton Movie Set is located at Alexander Family Farm southwest of Matamata in Waikato, NZ. It took about 30mins. to get there, beautiful view on the way of course. Lucky the weather was beautiful too.


Our guide was Charlie. She was funny and friendly. Here we go…photos from the actual set. 😉

One of the trees is fake.


Yup, this small tree is fake! They did an awesome and expensive job to make it look so real. 


And this is the billion dollar tree. This is the main reason Alexander Farm was chosen for the set. 


At the end of the tour we had our free drinks. I had Amber Ale. 

We got back at the i-site by 4:50pm.

NZD 70.00 maybe a little too much  but I think it’s worth it. I’m not a scifi fan but I’m definitely watching the movie after this. 🙂

2 responses to “Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

  1. Pingback: Matamata, NZ | Your Not So Ordinary Ryshel

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