Hobbiton Fairy Village – The Dwarves’ Wonderland in New Zealand

Film setting of “The Lord of the Rings”

The crew of “The Lord of the Rings” used Hobbiton fairy village as a film setting. It is quickly becoming one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations.

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The film “The Lord of the Rings,” based on the author JRR Tolkien’s story, has enchanted millions of moviegoers around the world with its spectacular and mysterious scenery of Hobbiton fairy village.

The perfect spot for a picnic
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Hobbiton houses were built semi-submerged in the ground in the mountains, surrounded by romantic scenery that never fails to captivate viewers.

The view through the blossom
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To serve the footage, the crew had to gather a large number of oak trees from the surrounding area to cover the area around the house to create an ancient landscape close to nature.

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Following the film’s huge success, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit this fairy village on a daily basis.

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Visitors will be transferred from the ranch’s main entrance gate to a dedicated car that is environmentally friendly, or they will be able to ride a bike into the village.

A hard days work raking the leaves
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The climate is always cool and fresh here all year round, with beautiful vast evergreen hills.

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Romantic scene of Hobbiton village, as seen in a fairy tale, with a mix of small nice houses immersed in the high hills.

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The Bag End home of Bilbo Baggins – the dwarf from the Lord of the Rings series – is the village’s main draw.

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The houses are half-submerged in the ground and half raised above the surface, which is carpeted in green grass carpets.

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The juxtaposition of architecture and nature creates a vaporous image.

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The air inside the house is always cool because it was built underground.

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The dwarves’ vegetable garden in the film is meticulously recreated in every detail.

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Visitors can marvel at the chessboard where the dwarves sit every day. The cages’ distinctive design provides a safe haven for the birds.

Springtime in Hobbiton
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The deeper visitors go inside, the more they feel lost in a fairyland, with small houses standing out in a breathtaking natural landscape.

The beautiful view from the lake front Hobbit Holes.
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The houses on the hill will catch your attention. They are meticulously built and designed, with an arched stone bridge and a narrow walkway between the houses and the hillside.

The Shire
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It would be very romantic to sit inside and enjoy a hot cup of tea or a glass of beer, cold fruit, and so on.

the morning view
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The panoramic view of the film setting has been preserved, assisting Matamata in becoming an appealing tourist destination for visitors from all over the world. This is also a great place for those who enjoy walking in the sunshine.

The Party Tree
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Further Information

  • Address: 501 Buckland Road, Matamata 3472.
  • Telephone: +64 7-888 1505
  • Opening hours: 8:30 – 17:30
  • How much does it cost to visit hobbiton (Hobbiton entrance fees, Hobbiton entrance cost): Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours is close to Matamata, 175km from Auckland. Entry fees are $75 adult/$38 youth/$10 child and 90-minute guided tours run every quarter-hour from 9.50am to 4.05pm, seven days a week. Busiest periods are 11am to 2pm.
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