Visit Real Middle Earth and explore The Shire on this Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - a must for any Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fans!
New Zealand is also known as “Real Middle Earth” – after it was chosen as the backdrop for the world famous Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit Movies.
It’s not hard to see why Peter Jackson chose his homeland for the movies either – the amazing landscapes of New Zealand are ideal for epic battles, strange settlements and tremendous adventures!
No trip to real middle earth is complete without a tour around the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie set. The Hobbit Holes and Green Dragon Pub have quickly become a place of pilgrimage of movie buffs from all over the world.
Even if you’re not a huge fan of the movies a trip here is well worth it – pose in front of a Hobbit Hole, learn more about the making of the movies and see some the incredible landscapes which formed the backdrop of some of the biggest blockbuster movies ever released!
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien,
Please Note; Available as a return trip from Matamata (ideal for those campervanning around NZ) or Rotorua