A Place Where You Can Be A Hobbit For A Day

Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand. Photo by Thomas Schweighofer on Unsplash

Are you fascinated and obsessed with one of the most watched high fantasy adventure trilogies, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? Well, keep on reading, because we present to you an amazing place where you can turn into your favorite The Lord of the Rings character!

In the heart of New Zealand, just about a 2-hour drive from Auckland, there is a small agricultural town in the Waikato region called Matamata. It is the home to The Hobbiton Movie Set.

20 years ago, there was a big, not-so-easy search for the perfect rolling hills and lush green pastures of Hobbiton. The desired scenery was found at the Alexander sheep farm. Soon after, the 39 temporary Hobbit Holes were born with the help of the New Zealand army.

Today, it is a sanctuary for all The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans. For a memorable experience, you’ll be guided by a high professional tour guide.

One of the most popular tours is through The Shire at dusk, where at the remaining daylight your tour guide will escort you through the 12-acre site, telling interesting and fascinating anecdotes about the two trilogies.

Later in the evening, while the trails will be illuminated by path lighting, the guests will be provided with handheld lanterns. The breathtaking walk ends at The Green Dragon Inn, where the guests will receive a complimentary beverage from the Hobbit Southfarthing range. Also, the visitors will be treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit.