As New Zealand’s fastest growing visitor attraction - Hobbiton is a ‘must do’ regardless if you are a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film fan or not. The picturesque 1,240 acre sheep farm in the heart of the Waikato is home to 44 permanently reconstructed Hobbit Holes transporting guests to the fantasy world of Middle Earth. The combination of the natural beauty of the land and the magic of Hobbiton delights visitors throughout their guided tour which concludes with an exclusive Southfarthing beverage at the world-famous Green Dragon.
Matamata the small rural town that is home to Hobbiton has a history steeped in thoroughbred horse breeding and dairy farming. With a population of just under 8,000 the local community have embraced the tourism influx that nearby Hobbiton has bought to their town offering an extensive selection of cafes and accommodation options making Matamata a vibrant visitor destination.