Hobbiton Movie Set, Hinuera

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Revisit Middle Earth at Hobbiton Movie Set, used extensively in both "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" film series. As your guide takes you around the Shire, you'll discover just how filmmaker Peter Jackson made his movie magic here. The journey across the 4.8 hectare (12 acre) set includes stops at Hobbit holes, the Mill, and the Dragon Inn, where you'll be able to enjoy a special beverage. Located in a scenic setting with the picturesque Kaimai Range in the distance, this attraction isn't just for die-hard Tolkien or movie fans. You can also arrange for a farmstay package, or organize a daytime, nighttime, or wedding function on site. Book your guided tour in advance, and explore the website for details about farmstays, functions, and events. Take the guesswork out of planning a Hinuera vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is our second time there and we found that this time it was way more relaxed and not rushed like the first trip. And it was made so much more enjoyable with our Guide/Driver named Sonny. (Nope... 
    This is our second time there and we found that this time it was way more relaxed and not rushed like the first trip. And it was made so much more enjoyable with our Guide/Driver named Sonny. (Nope...  more »
  • We visited for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the release of "The Fellowship of the Rings". It was in fact the 2nd celebration as we in Auckland were locked down and couldn't visit in December... 
    We visited for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the release of "The Fellowship of the Rings". It was in fact the 2nd celebration as we in Auckland were locked down and couldn't visit in December...  more »
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  • Breathtaking experience with interesting facts along the way. Must do it at least once when you visit NZ! The tour is guided and each time slot gets on a bus and is driven to the set. Tour guide was friendly, funny, and enthusiastic. Answered all and every question we had. There aren't any actors or anything like that on the set/tour. You walk around the whole set. You are taken around different hobbit holes and told fun facts about the actors and the set. The set is so detailed with fun props and real veggie gardens. The detail was amazing. It is so green out there! There is also a beautiful large lake. At the pub/bar you can choose between ginger beer or a couple of different alcoholic drinks. Adult prices were 89 $ in April 2022. Masks not required while out doors on the set but were required indoors and on the bus. Tour lasted maybe 45 mins - an hour.
  • Where do I start ... from the minute we got on the bus with Sonny till the moment he dropped us back he made the whole experience magical, fun, action-packed and he didn't leave one member of our tour out. He took the time to remember people's names/locations etc. Helped take group pictures etc. The main complex staff were also friendly and helpful. Building , bus etc were so clean and welcoming. I was treated for my birthday today and it made my whole birthday just perfect, thank you all .

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