A QUICK GUIDE TO HOBBITON

A QUICK GUIDE TO HOBBITON

“I’m going on an adventure.” If you’re a ‘Hobbit’ fan, this quote will quickly come to mind when thinking of the main character, Bilbo Baggins. Full of adventurous spirit, Bilbo Baggins in the movie ‘The Hobbit’ follows a group of dwarves and a wizard to rescue the dwarves homeland from a dragon. Even if ‘The Hobbit’ is not your cup of tea, Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand is a must see attraction in the area.

Enjoy this quick guide to Hobbiton.

A QUICK GUIDE TO HOBBITON

Hobbiton is a real movie set and was used when filming ‘The Hobbit.’ You will walk through small homes (Hobbits are only 3 feet tall!) built into the side of a hill. This is where the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins lived, “Bag End.” You will also see the party tree, the arch bridge and the mill.

A QUICK GUIDE TO HOBBITON

Hobbiton is a guided tour lasting around two hours. Enjoy walking through the movie set looking at little houses used during the film. You might even giggle when you recognize a scene from the movie.

A QUICK GUIDE TO HOBBITON

After the tour, don’t miss a beer at The Green Dragon, another important structure from the movie. The beer is brewed locally and you will enjoy the atmosphere in this little place.

A QUICK GUIDE TO HOBBITON

You can travel to Matamata from several places in the north island. It is completely doable to make a trip from Auckland and many different tours are offered. I would recommend the InterCity Hobbiton Tour or a tour with Great Sights. Before you embark on your movie adventure, make sure to watch ‘The Hobbit’ to get a feel of Matamata and New Zealand. The film offers breathtaking video footage of New Zealand that will leave you wanting more.

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