Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand. One of the most successful movie sagas Lord Of The Rings was mainly filmed in New Zealand, whose rich nature offers a variety of differing sites. Hobbiton was a set, built for the movie. However, after the filming was finished somebody got the idea to leave this Hobbit village as the tourist attraction. And it definitely was a great idea.
The movie highly increased tourism to New Zealand and Hobbiton is the favorite attraction among the sagas’ fans. The visitors feel like they are walking around a real Hobbit village. Even the sheep pasture in the fields of Hobbiton! The site adds up extra excitement on the trip to New Zealand.
Why to go there?
Even if you are not a fan, Hobbiton is still a unique place, found nowhere else.
When to go there?
Anytime: the weather is mild all year round with no extreme changes.
How to get there?
The tour takes off from Matamata or Rotorua.
Lead photo by Daniel Kordan
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