The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans should definitely see Matamata, a 6,000-population town in Northern New Zealand. One of the most successful movie epics, The Lord of the Rings, was shot in New Zealand, which offers various sites with rich nature.
The film greatly increased tourism to New Zealand and Hobbiton. Visitors feel like walking in a real Hobbit village. Even the sheep graze in the field of Hobbiton! In addition to these charming houses, the famous Green Dragon Pub, Watermill, Double Arch Bridge and Party Tree are among the beauty of the village.
Why should we go to Hobbiton?
The village of Hobbiton is a must-see with its unique natural beauty that is not found anywhere else. Take a look at Bag End, where the adventures of Frodo and Bilbo begin. Get lost between the Hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the mill and the Party Tree. Hear spellbinding stories of how Hobbiton came.
How To Get To Hobbiton?
Matamata, the home of the Hobbiton Movie Set, is a small agricultural town in the heart of the Waikato region, at the bottom of the Kaimai series. Auckland is about a 2-hour drive away and you can find other nearby places and estimated travel times below:
- From Hamilton: 45 minutes’ drive away.
- From Rotorua: 45 minutes’ drive away.
- From Taupo: An hour and a half drive.
- From Tauranga: 45 minutes’ drive away.
- From Waitomo: An hour and a half drive.