Experience the magic of a guided Hobbiton Movie Set tour! Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire as featured in the…
What people are saying about Matamata
The place was nice and great to have a walk around and take photos. The downside of the tour was that it was too short and too fast-paced so we didn't have enough time to take the photo as we needed to follow the group that we belong to. The tour guide's voice wasn't very loud so it was difficult to catch what he was saying. Other than that, it was nice and kids were also enjoyed.
Our guide was very well informed and was very patient while we took as many photos as we wanted. The set itself was 10 times better than I thought it would be and I am in awe of the creativity and level of detail that went into making it including the immaculately managed authentic gardens. It was such a joyful place to visit.
We did not realise that the Hobbiton Movie set was so well set up. We were impressed from the time we arrived with the helpful reception staff to the great coffee, to the tour guide (Margot) and the bus driver. Well done! It is a great tourist attraction for New Zealand. Also the refreshments at the end. Thank you!
Maybe it was because my wife and daughter had seen the movies 20 times ( probably more).... but whatever the reason the tour was waited for with huge anticipation ... and delivered brilliantly . Charles was great, the stout very good and to see the shire was better than visiting Disneyland. Sorry we missed Peter.
All staff encountered were very lovely, efficient and knowledgeable. The guide (Dutch guy, very sorry I can't remember your name) was very funny, charming and made you feel very welcome. He also has what takes to be a cattle herder ;) an all round incredible experience and would definitely come again.