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Daily guided tours from Matamata and Rotorua to visit the original Hobbiton movie set from LOTR and The Hobbit. View hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures and see how this beautiful Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. The Shire’s Rest Function Centre/Café at 501 Buckland Road, Matamata is available for private functions and conferences. Tranquil surroundings, full bar and catering facilities. The Sheep Farm Experience includes sheep shearing demo, bottle feeding pet lambs and feeding hand-reared pet sheep (for groups only). We also have a number of unique farm stays.

Making the sale: See the original Hobbiton movie set from LOTR and The Hobbit!

Duration: 2.5 hours. Season: All year (except Christmas Day). Operating hours: 9.30am – 5pm. Price: From $66 – $99 (Adult).

Contact Details

  • 501 Buckland Road, RD2 Matamata 3472
  • PO Box 366, Matamata 3440
  • +64 7 888 1505
  • +64 7 888 1507
  • Henry Horne

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