The Hobbiton Movie Set is built on a farm in North Island, near Matamata, New Zealand. The Hobbiton Movie set was built in complete blend with the existing location. After the film shooting, the government decided to leave the place as it is for the tourists. From then on the place is today’s colourful attraction that takes its visitors in the movie world of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit.
The vibrant and lively Hobbiton Movie Set Village is an outstanding place to visit. The visitors during their tour can explore 44 appealing Hobbit Holes. As the tourists enter the village they can see the colourful Hobbit holes, smoke coming out of chimneys, the field and fruits nicely placed on the cart wheels. In summers the wildflowers on the mountain can be seen in the background adding colours to the whole scenario.
The tourists can discover the real Middle-Earth by looking into the Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, double arched bridge and other unique structures and gardens built for the films. The enchanting country side of Shire is incredible enough to make its visitors completely blown away by the experience. The implausible details of the set, high quality construction and well maintained gardens catch the eye of the visitor.
The Green Dragon Inn is duplication of the inn as shown in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. The inn is recreated masterfully. It serves single complimentary refreshment from South farthing range to the tourists after the visit. The traditional cuisines include famous beef and ale pie. Another amazing café is Shires Rest Café located at the entrance of the Hobbiton Movie Set. The atmosphere is great and tourists can relax themselves by having a warm hot cup of coffee or a light meal. The Green Dragon Inn and Shires Rest Café are both used for functions, conferences and other events.
Another attraction of the Hobbiton Movie Set is the Shire Store. The place offers unique souvenirs that one can buy at the end of the tour. The online shopping service is not available. The store is filled with captivating items in the themed environment. Some of the items include hand-crafted items from Weta Studios, Southfarthing beverages, woolen products, books and memorabilia from Hobbiton Movie Set.
The Google rating for the Hobbiton Movie set is 4.5 stars. Most of the tourists reviewed the place as a must see in New Zealand. The private tours can also be booked, although public tours are available time to time. The provided guides tell the tale of the making of the movies as well as entertain by telling the minute detail related to Hobbiton Movie Set. The best time to visit the magical Hobbiton Movie Set is in summers.