Rings Scenic Tours

Rings Scenic Tours

Hobbiton

Reviews

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Sarah Killury

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Hobbiton was beautiful. The gardens were stunning and our guide Sonny was upbeat and passionate. But it was packed and it completely ruined the experience. Large tour groups, could barely hear the guide. Couldn’t move or see through all of the people. 3 groups ended up merging into 1 and then we just got stuck in lines waiting for a brief glimpse at the houses. 10/10 for our guide but we hated how packed it was.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Linnea Sahlberg

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Hobbiton was beautiful and so charming and bigger than we expected. Our guide was great, both funny and informative.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Jeny Smolders

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very cool place, looked a lot like in the real movie. You even get a free drink (beer/cider) after the tour.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Jennie Tollerton

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing day. Tour is outstanding and the Dragon Inn at the end of the trip makes it with an included drink in your admission. Cider, beer, ale.... Staff are very enthusiastic about Hobbiton, you enjoy the tour wether you are a fan or not!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Anis Quentin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Expensive and lots of tourists. But even with that it is a 10/10 because we were the last group so we were really along in the 'Shire' and it is a really little town that you find here. Don't need to be a LOTR fan.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Phil Baker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting and fun, quite expensive.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Janneke van Krieken

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Although rather expensive, it is great fun to walk along the movie set of the 'Shire'. Hearing the 'behind the scenes' information is a great plus. Very friendly tour guide and although I am not a huge Hobbit/LOTR fan, I enjoyed this trip very much!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Eva Cordemeyer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Must do when you are a LOTR/Hobbit fan! Very nice setting, details and very well maintained! Come early morning or late afternoon (because of tours/overcrowding).

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Rado Hank

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Unforgettable moments.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Pierre

France

Ranking: 7/10

A bit expensive but very nice experience in the Hobbit village.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sophie Pettler

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very good but a bit regimented, would be nice to have unlimited time in the pub at the end.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Francesca Scott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

The whole afternoon was magical and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Gave a 9 as I thought it was slightly over priced but the free beer was a plus!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Charlotte

Ranking: 10/10

We did the banquet tour - dine like a hobbit! Fantastic, loved this as a hobbit fan. Book early to get the banquet, a bit more expensive, but less people and a lot of food/fun.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Auba Mateos

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

It is worth every dollar. Everything is well organised, allowing you to enjoy the whole visit.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Anders Frank

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Very good day out for all ages. Was a high price and too many visitors at once.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Benedikt Lorenz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A part of world cultural heritage! Friendly tour guides, a bit commercial, but cool anyway.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Simon Briens

France

Ranking: 7/10

It is a good place to be! A little bit expensive for two hours and there is a lot of people! But amazing for the Lord of the Rings fan!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kathrin Herbst

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

The location is really cool but it is also very expensive - and a lot of people are there but the staff were very friendly and funny.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Chaulet

France

Ranking: 10/10

The thing to do, great little walk to see the details and perfection - amazing!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kristina Nunoz

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Rather expensive considering it is a two hour tour, but if you like the Lord of the Rings, it is worth it. It is well maintained and they tell you interesting facts about the movies.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Riccardo

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very expensive, good guide, good beer, too many people.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sam Wolfe

United States

Ranking: 7/10

The set was magical but they really rushed us through it - they do not give you time to soak it in. The stout was tasty but five minutes until we were herded out.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Philip Grant

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

The Hobbiton movie set was interesting to see if you are excited by the movies. The guide was very good but a little bit stressful in my opinion. Also a little bit too expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Andy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Good for Lord of the Rings fans. A bit too busy and rushed. Staff were friendly and informative, but could have allowed more time to look around.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Robin

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very, very touristic, but for fans of the movies, a great tour through Hobbiton. Do not let you stress from the other people who rush around and want to photograph every single vegetable and Hobbit hole. Let your fantasy create the little Hobbits who are living there and it is fantastic. Great beer in the Green Dragon at the end.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Christoph Grubmair

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Very lovely, very nice and friendly guides, a lot of detail, awesome location, one free drink. A bit expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Steve Jackson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We are not huge fans on the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit trilogies, yet we enjoyed the tour at Hobbiton very much. The grass is really very lush in The Shire and it was interesting to see how much detail was added, some not even used in the films.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Alex

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised tour! A dream come true for me! Walk in Frodo's footsteps, see the whole Hobbiton and at the end you get a free beer at the Green Dragon! Definitely worth it - do not miss it, it is a NZ must do!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Patricia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Hey we were in Middle Earth. It was an amazing day. We feel a little bit like a Hobbit! The view is like in the movie. The organisation of the tour was perfect and the guides are so funny!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Alna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The tour was really worth the money we had to pay. The set looked exactly like it was shown in the movie which I did not expect. The tour guide was very friendly and openminded. She was patient and answered all our questions.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Micha Kuster

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

It was expensive but what you get for the money is okay. We liked the movies, so for us it was on the to do list. The area is very nice and they have good staff.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Stephan Bruhwile

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice experience! Our tour guide gave interesting information and passionately answered our questions.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Bjorn Nielsen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

This was so cool. I love the Lord of the Rings, so this was perfect. The guide was cool and spoke very clearly. The part with the free beer was just a bonus.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Dries

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice if you like the Lord of the Rings! A must see when you are around. Go early.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gretha

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

I like the Lord of the Rings. Watching this movie set with my own eyes was great. And the stories about the filming also.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Laura David

England

Ranking: 9/10

You have to pay for the guided tour which we felt was expensive but the guide was very knowledgeable. Free beer in the Green Dragon was great. A must do tour for Lord of the Rings fan.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jessica Freeland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A must see for a Lord of the Rings fan. Victim of its own success as there are so many visitors and it would be better if you could walk around unguided. The set is beautiful and the pub at the end is a nice touch. Try to book ahead to avoid a lengthy wait.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Joonas Lehtomaki

Finland

Ranking: 9/10

Hobbiton was great. Our tour guide was awesome and everything was operated nicely. The beer that was included in the tour was so good (there were other drink options also).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Theerada Wongkaew

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

It was raining when we were on the tour. But it was great guiding anyways, learn a lot of stuff we did not know about.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jessica Nasstrom

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

The was a must do for a Lord of the Rings lover as myself. Interesting to hear about the making of the film. Felt a bit unrealistic to be there. Would rate higher if it was not as crowded and if it was more action (how, I don't know).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Pierre Landenne

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

I dreamed of it, now I saw it. The dream came true! I removed two points because of the number of tourists, at all times of the day.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Niels

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

As first $80 per person seemed a lot; worth it!! Nice tour and a lot of explanation on the set; very recommended to do, even if you are not Lord of the Rings fans like us!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sophie

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really expensive, you feel the whole time like you are in the movie and a Hobbit is coming out of his house. Great guides give you insider information!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Gordon Todan

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We caught the tour bus from the Shire. Tour and the guide were amazing. Highly recommend it! Kids loved it!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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MARK CURPHEY

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really informative tour, not just great film sets, there is a lot more details behind the scenes, the green dragon pub has excellent beer and ginger beer.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Dave Ellis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The tour was quite cool. The set was full of amazing details and very charming. We enjoyed a nice brew in their pub after.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sam Taylor

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We HAD to go here we are very glad we did. It was a rainy day, but still great. The permanent set is very charming and full of detail.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Anne

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Fairly expensive but nice setting, much attention to detail has been paid, staff very friendly (and guide), must see for fans of the trilogies.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Laura Leoekloek

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great. Awesome to see, nice tour guide but expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Megan

England

Ranking: 8/10

Not a fan of the films but can appreciate the beautiful set and surroundings.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sam Staines

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place, great tour guide, however if only they hired people to walk around being Hobbits and you could take pictures with them, it would have been perfect!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Christine

Switzerland

Ranking: 5/10

It was very expensive to see the film location. I actually do not know if it was worth it. There were many tourists in a bus, we walked around with our guide - that was all for $76 per person.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Charlotte Molesworth

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very impressed with the actual attraction as well as a complimentary pint in the Green Dragon being a welcome surprise. Tour groups possibly being spaced too close together and the tour guides not particularly enthusiastic.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Simeon Manz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderfully created world in the midst of one of the most beautiful places on this planet.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sina Schmidt

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very long ride to Hobbiton. They should show one of the movies on the way back in the bus. Tour is really expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Rik van der Niet

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice. At first, I thought it was a bit expensive, but so much fun, nice guides, a lot of inside information.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alice Frater

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A must for any Lord of the Rings fans - we were lucky and had beautiful weather when we visited - one point missing as would have liked to see a fully kitted out hobbit hole!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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John Edwards

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the Hobbiton filmset. Really well run and exceeded expectations.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Rose Guillaume

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Really beautiful landscape but too overcrowded - a tourist farm I would say.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Evelyn Rloeh

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Was really nice to see the movie set and know the ins and outs.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jannika Cao

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Nice small city. When we arrived lots of the houses were closed but the day after was really nice.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alonso

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place for Lord of the Rings fans, but also for everyone, we would have appreciated to have some information in Spanish and more free time for taking photos and enjoying the scenery. Too expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alicia Speisekorn-Gil

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great trip, great insights, good explanations and background! We had a very professional guide. The tour takes about two hours. It is better to book at least one day in advance.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Chloe and Guillame

France

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice, short but expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stephanie Still

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really enjoyed going around Hobbiton hearing all the interesting facts and seeing the attention to detail.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anika D

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It is too expensive!! Two hour tour and you cannot go alone so you have to book the tour. But it is quite nice to see the houses of the movie.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Erika Tarant

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Expensive price for such a short tour. The tour was lovely though. Much information, stunning views and a free beer.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Saskia Peek

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very expensive. It would be good if you are really interested in it, otherwise you would be sad about spending money there.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Celina

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It was nice to see all the hobbit holes and hear stories about how they did the movie. But I am not a fan of the movies and I did read the books, so I think it was too expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Jana Ebelina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is a little bit too expensive. But it looks all so nice and beautiful. Our guide was very nice.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Vanuxem

France

Ranking: 7/10

It is a great activity, it is a little more expensive but it is worth it.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Thomas Michel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A childhood dream came true. Finally, I saw the place where the adventure of Frodo and Sam started. An absolute must do for Lord of the Rings fans. Nevertheless, the price for the town was quite high.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lukas Boller

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome for all LOTR fans but sometimes you really felt hurried up.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jasmine Rogers

England

Ranking: 8/10

It is a beautiful place to visit, rolling hills and bleating sheep (like Devon but on a larger, more vibrant scale). The tour is fun and informal. The pub is wonderful but you are rushed. If you enjoy your beer and country pubs, the evening tour would be better (although expensive).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jennie Holland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite New Zealand experiences. This tour is brilliant and the free drink at the end is a nice treat. Worth visiting even if you have not seen the films!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sam Fenton-Elston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good fun. Get to see the film locations from LOTR. Nice beer in the Green Dragon at the end. Very pretty, just like Somerset in the UK.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Christian Krause

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Only guided tours available, but very informative and fun. Good start and there were drinks on the house at the Green Dragon. Sorry to disappoint, but all houses are empty. Just beautiful.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sabrina Schneider

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I am not a LOTR fan but it was nice. Way too expensive, without my boyfriend I would not have been there.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Caroline Shaw

England

Ranking: 10/10

Being a massive LOTR fan, this was a must for me. The weather was great, really set the scene for the Shire. Every fan should do it!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Liam King

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Hobbiton is exactly what you want it to be. A beautiful set and fun. However, in peak season when we went, the tour was definitely a little rushed.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Bas Marinus

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Beautifully created. Even though we have not seen the movies, it was interesting. It was expensive, in my opinion, too expensive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Emmanuel Roux

France

Ranking: 7/10

Magnificent but too many people and we had to hurry. Expensive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Thomas Le Buzulier

France

Ranking: 7/10

Nice but..... too expensive and so many people.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lisa Haedrich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting tours, funny guide, definitely recommended not only for 'Hobbit' or 'Lord of the Rings' fans, would be nice to enter more Hobbit holes.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Simon Schatz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Quite expensive but awesome movie set (especially for Lord of the Rings) and very good beer!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Karin Karlsson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Bus tour to the Shire in Lord of the Rings. Quite a big place, really magical, followed the guide through the village still there from the movie shoot. Very well maintained! Got ourselves some free cider/ale/ginger ale at the Dragon Inn before we went back to base.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Catherine Pigeon

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

a must! you take a tour bus that bring you to the secluded site of hobbiton on a massive farm. all the details are so amazing and precise. worth the 75$ or so for the enchantment. even though you are not the best lord of the ring fan, it just look like walt disney.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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M J

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

A bit expensive, but if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, it is a must do. We took the tour with dinner included and we got the chance to see the movie set at night with only a group of 50 people. Really pretty to see.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Hana Rachfalik

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! Hobbiton movie set is a place I want to live. Lovely village, delicious beer, and if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, it is a must see attraction. Guide was very friendly and he looked like he enjoys his job.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Julia Ebneter

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very touristic, buy they care about the place and try to make it look perfect. Good for Lord of the Rings fans, other may not find it that interesting. They certainly know how to do their marketing.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Fabian Graf

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice guide and bus driver, both were funny. Location is beautiful - a dream come true.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Pekka and Jonna

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

Very cool, especially for people interested in the books and movies. Knowledgeable tour guides. Quite pricey though and obviously very touristy.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nina Kletner

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting tour, very full staff a little rushed.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nico

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Very expensive, but as a fan of the Lord of the Rings, you have to go there!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Luisa and Hannes

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

The set on its own is 12 out of 10! Beautiful - you are in middle earth! But the shires rest does not look like I expected and they sells a lot of rubbish but there are also some gems. Too many people!!!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Toni Gabby

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Great tour but a bit overpriced in my opinion.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brianna Burd

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Really cool to see this as they put of a lot of work into all the small details. Even if you are not a fan of the trilogies, it is still worthwhile.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Kathanina Jasik

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful nature, it does not matter if you watched the movies or not, it is worth the money.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Sara and Antoine

Croatia

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty expensive, but a very nice experience (except there was so many people!). It is more than just a movie set!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Christian Reimund

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Must do if you have seen the Hobbit or when you are a supporter of the Lord of the Rings. Amazing to see the movie set. Sometimes we had too less time for taking pictures because our tour guide wanted to move on. You do get a free beer or ginger beer.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Sophie NIemann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was amazing to see how much care and precision in each. The tour was well guided and the whole scene was impressive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lauren Thompson

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Cool to see the movie set, though the tour did feel a tad rushed. Perhaps a little pricey for the length of the tour. It does end at the Green Dragon and you get a free beer which was great.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Franziska Hohmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Did not have the best day (rain!), but an informative guide. Still an expensive activity, lots of tourists, but definitely a must do - we enjoyed the ginger beer.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Alice Melker

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Really busy company with a lot of tours in one day. Lovely place but you have to constantly hurry up because the next group is coming through behind you. But we had a lovely tour guide and loved the place.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Johannes Koch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful, the price is a bit much and the time too short but the impression was the important thing.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ben and Pauline

France

Ranking: 9/10

The trip is absolutely worth it, you should go there, even if you do not like Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit. Negative point was the too many groups of tourists.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lukas Seager

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great tour but there were too many persons at the movie set and the guide was rushing through the place - not much time to take photos.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lewis Whittle

England

Ranking: 8/10

Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan or not, this is a great short trip. My tip would be go for the earliest (8.30am) trip as you see the village with no one in the way!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nanna Torp

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Fun if you are into the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies. The guide is everything!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Anna Jungclaus

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

If you are into the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit - go there. It is so heart warmingly built and so lovely. The only thing is that it is too fast and only with a guided tour (but that is okay).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Severin Knegsch

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Movie set of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. A little bit too expensive and overcrowded, but alright if you are a big fan of the movies.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nancy Logan

England

Ranking: 7/10

A must do if you are a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan. Informative tour around the movie set although groups are large and you have to stay with the tour as it is private farmland.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Verena Konetzhi

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very expensive but for Lord of the Rings fans it is a must. Still a bit crowded.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Isabella Sinnesbickle

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It is expensive but worth it!! It is such a shining place. All the information you get about the movies - that is so cool. Book the last tour of the day - not that many people and the light is great.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ellie Doughty

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Whilst a key stopping point for any Lord of the Rings fans it definitely is worth trying to find a less busy time! Really awesome place but felt crowded and rushed when we were there.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Arthur Portolleau

France

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice town, a bit expensive but definitely worth it, especially for Lord of the Rings fans. And the beer is delicious.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nathan Raymond

France

Ranking: 7/10

Great scenery, great landscape, great atmosphere! But too expensive and too many people! We loved the free drinks at the end of the tour.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Laura Moore

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Yes, this was by far the most touristy attraction we have done, but I have been a fan of the Lord of the Rings since my Dad read the books to me as a child. The masses of people could not dampen my joy. A must see for all Tolkein fans.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Samuel Lucht

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome experience, has its own atmosphere, even for people who are not a fan of the films. Too many tourists and way too expensive, but still worth it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hannes

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Feels like you are part of the movie!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Fine Kochling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It is so busy, but a must do for every Lord of the Rings fan! The staff and guides are super friendly and motivated. The free drink at the end is such a nice gesture.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Faye Oliver

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Overpriced for what it is, felt like a sheep being herded around. Drink in the Green Dragon was a nice touch.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Pierre Alexandre

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice two hours in the Lord of the Rings village of Hobbiton. A bit expensive for what it is, but it is a must do when you go to New Zealand.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Maxima Buisan

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

It was nice and very interesting if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, but it is expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Susi

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

So sweet and magical - lovely morning at the set, perfect for every fan. I was only disappointed with the price - too expensive. I have been here only once in a lifetime so I paid, but sorry it hurts.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Robin Lakner

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Price is definitely too high for a two hour tour. Too many people there. The set itself looks really nice with a lot of detail.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jacquiline Bukmann

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

I loved it, it is really nicely done with a lot of love. Quite expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isabelle

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing tour, worth the high price. Free drink in the Green Dragon Pub. Great pictures and insight into the movie set.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Olivia Aliprandi

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Was a nice experience to see Hobbiton in real life and to see how they take care of it. Our tourist guide was amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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David Soukal

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Guided tour through the Hobbit village from the movie. Really nice. You will get some interesting facts about the movie making and you can have a drink in the Green Dragon pub!! But there is no freedom of movement because it is all guided and limited.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jessica Ruhland

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It was very interesting to see the original location where the movies were filmed. But there were too many tourists and not much space.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Julia Waenninger

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome trip for Lord of the Rings fans! But for all others a beautiful landscape!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Sarah Boettcher

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Worth seeing for Lord of the Rings fans, but the cost effectiveness is bad (inflated).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Laura Schafer

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Interesting tour even if you are not a Hobbit fan. A lot of lovely details make the place unforgettable.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ruven Rintelmann

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

If you are not a real fan from Lord of the Rings, it isn't worth $79 per person. Really expensive. Tour takes two hours. You get good information.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Mijke Boesten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great thing to do, although quite expensive!! But a must do if you watched the Lord of the Rings and/or the Hobbit

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Dan Ramsl

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

A must see for people who are addicted to all Lord of the Rings/Hobbiton movies. Only four points because it is too touristic and the price ($79) is way too expensive!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lucy Mulvin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great tour for a couple of Lord of the Rings nerds. Our tour guide, Hope, was really lovely and knew lots of film facts.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Julie Duvert

France

Ranking: 10/10

I am a big fan of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton was amazing!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jesper

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Quite expensive at $80, but well worth it if you are a Tolkein fan. Great guides, took 2 hours. Lots of people on the tour, crowded.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Marcus

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Quite expensive, but a must if you love Lord of the Rings. Great tour guide, very friendly and informative.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Max Butteli

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Nice, especially if you are a Lord of the Rings fan. Not so easy to find a parking spot with the campervan.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Richard May

England

Ranking: 6/10

At a steep $80, the tour was fairly rushed. Good, great for fans of the series, but very hard to get photos of the set without being spoiled by herds of tourist groups.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Cariotta Kemper

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We got a lot of information on our tour through the world of the Hobbits! The stay in the Green Dragon for a drink made us even feel more like little Hobbits......

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Antoine Boudin

France

Ranking: 7/10

As everyone said, it is expensive. But it is way better than everyone said and worth the money in the end.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Annika Weber

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan. So I loved the whole park. And of course, the beer at the Green Dragon.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ben Schieber

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

The set where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Nice to see the stuff and the explanations are fine, but it is nothing spectacular in my opinion.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jaquein Bucholz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was perfect! Best day of my life! I love Hobbits and stuff like this. So it was amazing, I would do it a second and third time.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

For a Lord of the Rings fan, the perfect experience and worth every penny. You get inside information on the shooting and a beer in the Green Dragon.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Amit Bass

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Daily tour of the movie set. A wonderful place for people that love Lord of the Rings and Hobbit. Good guide and wonderful views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Dawn Howard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very entertaining with youngsters but very expensive. Good guides.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ann-Kathrin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The Hobbiton tour was really, really nice. You nearly feel like a Hobbir yourself when you walk through all the Hobbit holes.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lea Behnem

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was so incredible! As a big fan of the movies, I was so excited to go there and everything was perfect! I love that place!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Kirsten Gehrenbeck

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A bit expensive but very beautiful and interesting, tour guides were very friendly and good.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Briony

Ranking: 9/10

Quite expensive, but totally worth it for Lord of the Rings fans. Beautiful views and the set is lovely to walk around. And you get a free beer in the Green Dragon!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Charlotte Schleicher

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Filming places from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - GREAT!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Richard Starkeq

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

For me as a Lord of the Rings fan, this place was just awesome. The setup was really good. BUT the price is just ridiculous, $80 for one person is too much. Overcrowded.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Henry Wichler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome tour through the truly enchanting village of Hobbiton. The whole set just looks so lifelike that you could think that they must be crossing your way any second. With $70 for a two hour tour, a bit expensive but definitely a must do if you are a Lord of the Rings fan.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Melanie Kronbichler

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

The guides are well informed about the movie and can give you a lot of hints, lovely place, built up with a lot of detail. Great atmosphere and free drink at the Inn!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Josephine

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You are really feeling like you are in the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit when you visit Hobbiton, a very nice spot for fans of New Zealand nature.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Sascha Daub

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Must do for every Lord of the Rings fan. Beautiful scenery, but it is too crowded.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Gerrit

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty nice to get all the information about probably the best films ever. The guided tour was very funny! But still expensive. Nevertheless I would pay $79 every time soon.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Felix Sternke

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Really nice, especially for the Lord of the Rings fans. But in my opinion, too expensive and too crowded (too touristic).

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Katlin Pollinger

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice guides, lots of information about the film and the making of. Unfortunately very crowded and very expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sophia Harnisch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice behind-the-scene location with an awesome tour and much interesting information.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Taylor Fabricius

United States

Ranking: 10/10

One of my favourite days that I spend in the North Island. We had a great tour guide and it was fantastic to see some of the set from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Also got to pet a cute cat named Pickles!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Uschi Pongratz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A journey through the beautiful scenery of Hobbiton. But I think there are too many tourists for this small town.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Markus Wabing

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Many interesting details of making the movie. Unfortunately, the guides hurry you through the set.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Elizabeth Nash

England

Ranking: 7/10

We were a bit skeptical at first due to the price. However, we had a very good day. The tour guides are funny and informative! Great for fans and not so fans! Includes a free beer in the pub after.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Selma Krap

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great! We loved it there! Nice staff, good tour, nice information about the films.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Hannah Fidora

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It was a must see for us! It was also very cool to see the set in real and our tour guide provided us with a lot of information. BUT it was too crowded and too expensive!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Jessica and Leonie

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We liked Matamata town especially Hobbiton.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Elodie

France

Ranking: 8/10

We had to love Hobbiton as we are Lord of the Rings fans. but this activity was too expensive for what it is.....

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Mette and Jesper

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

The best place to go see the film locations for the movies of Peter Jackson. We were blown away by all the details they put into the Shire! Spend a day there and you won't regret it!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Julia Martin

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

A must see as a Lord of the Rings fan but very expensive and way too many people. They also should play some epic music between the Hobbit holes.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Malina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

If you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, you have to go there. But it is a little bit expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sebastian Schurchardt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was amazing to see the filmset of Hobbiton, especially because we are big fans of the movies. Drinking ale in the Green Dragon was cool as well. A lower price than $80 would be even more perfect.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Linda and Gunther

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

A little bit expensive but still very nice.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Marc

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It was amazing to see the filmset of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit but in the end it is just a filmset. Since I really wanted to see it, I would pay the enormous price again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nicola Wiggan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

As a massive Lord of the Rings fan, this could not be missed and it was really fun to see where it was filmed. Pretty overpriced for what it is though but I could not skip this one out! Would not recommend if you are not a fan.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Eline Meijer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really good for Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie fans. The entrance price is too expensive ($80). You will get a bus to the location and a nice guide who knows a lot. Go on a sunny day. You get a free drink at the end of the tour at the Green Dragon.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jenny and Till

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great experience if you are a big fan of Lord of the Rings. Although it is too expensive ($79 per person for a two hour tour). You get a free drink (pale ale or ginger beer) at the end of the tour.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Andrew Simpson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really great experience, did not feel rushed and got my geek fix.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Lee Farrington

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

If you're a Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan then this is an absolute must! We had a great tour guide and it was a nice sunny day. To finish it off we got to have the best pie and ale in the green dragon pub! One of the highlights of our time in New Zealand!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Luis .

Portugal

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting but overpriced!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Sibylle and Nadine

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Rather expensive at $75 but if you loved the Lord of the Rings movies, it is a cool place to walk around, plus they give you some interesting information.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Felix Holm

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great place to visit for all Lord of the Rings fans, but at $75 per person it is a little overpriced.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Hubert Schmid

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Expensive, but worth it. Even if you are not a Lord of the Rings fan.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2014

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Marie Sander

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Too expensive for such a short time, but beautiful and much information.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Dominik Rehbaum

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very impressive, but too expensive and just a short space of time!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Miriam Burchartz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Disappointed of the hole's insides but really great offer that one can drink a beer in the Green Dragon!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Mak Walther

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good tour, not too busy (too much rush?), waiting time was a little bit too long.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Amelie Eschenbach

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Celia Nowak

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very good tour but too many tourists in January.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Andreas Schindler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A very nice day!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Yes, it is expensive, but worth the money. Guide informs you about many backgrounds of the movies, but he also rushes you through the setting. Two hours is a bit too short for the tour.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Julia Moellers

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We were not sure about paying so much money but it was definitely worth it! I would go back there anytime.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Bea Westkam

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Got to see the Lord of the Rings, $75 but worth it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sam Bruylant

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

The Hobbiton movie set and tours were very interesting, especially if you are a Lord of the Rings fan. We had a good guide, plenty of information and photo opportunities along the way.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ines Bruylant

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Loved it!! Fantastic bus driver and guide. Now I know how it feels to be a hobbit.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ron Clarke

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Enchanting. Well done and the guides are great. Great value

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Anna

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A beautiful place and lovely guides who knew a lot. If you love Lord of the Rings it is definitely worth it. I am not that much into Lord of the Rings but I enjoyed it even though it is quite expensive.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Felicitas

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting to see the location of The Lord of the Rings.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Really good tour, our tour guide was amazing. Just a little bit too expensive.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Alisa

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Cute tour, lots of information.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Lola

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is a good tour for people that have seen the movies. Amazing how detailed the movie set is.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Julia Schabenberger

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is great to have a guided tour so you can get some background information. But $75 is way too expensive.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Laura

Finland

Ranking: 10/10

If you have seen the movies it is a must do. Everything in Hobbiton is saved from the movies and you can go and have a beer in the Green Dragon. Great day and the guide also tells you facts about making the movies.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christopher Buch Madsen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

We were taken around Hobbiton and our guide was awesome and the scenery was just like being in the Shire. So cool.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Toke Frederiksen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Way too expensive but really nice place with a nice guide and the atmosphere at the place is just amazing. There is a beer included in the price.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Herman Holmgist

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, if you love the Lord of the Rings movie you will love this.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Leonie Moeller

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great scenery, friendly people, good beer at the end.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christoph Betten

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great scene, friendly people but expensive at $75.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Becky

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A must do for all Lord of the Rings fans. Beautifully preserved film set and incredibly lifelike. Great free pint in the Green Dragon Inn at the end. Pretty busy so best to go out of season.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent day, beautifully preserved.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Hadler

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting tour through the film set of Lord of the Rings, but for what you got it was too expensive!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ricky White

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Great for Lord of the Rings fans! However a little pricey, and commercialised for my liking. Very popular which diminishes the experience a little. Bus loads of 40+ people get herded onto buses every 15 minutes in peak season.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Laina Black

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great for lovers of the film! A good insight, exciting to see and filled with fun facts along the way. Nice FREE beverage to finish.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jesseca Klausch

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great scene! More hobbit houses than I expected, also nice gardens with real vegetables, clotheslines..... (many details!), but unfortunately empty houses - except for the pub. Good that you could go in there and have a beer in there, too less time, sad that you can do it just guided.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Philipp Kluseuer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

We visited Hobbiton in Matamata, it is neat to see the film location, but it is too expensive!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Florian Littmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

For fans, just wonderful!!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Johannes

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great information about the film - awesome landscape.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Matthias Freiling

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

If this very interesting tour would not be that expensive, I would strongly recommend it to all tourists. It is definitely in my 'top 5' of things to do here!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Max Meternich

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting and nice to see. Awesome photos for our memories. But a bit too expensive.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marvin Koever

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Too expensive and too many people but for a Lord of the Rings fan a perfect trip.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Rikke Petersen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Expensive, but nice place to go with children. The hobbit holes are fantastic, the guided tour gives good information about the movies.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Dana

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just one word to say: GREAT!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Klaus Petersen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing to see the village from the movies. Very professional guide with lots of stories. A bit too 'touristy' and expensive.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Elena Goschia

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

We visited Hobbiton in Matamata, it is great to see the film location, but it is too expensive.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ruth Watkin

England

Ranking: 9/10

Exactly what they say it is. Shown around by a guide with a free pint at the end. The Hobbit holes (fronts - you cannot go in) are adorable and they are full of bits of information about the making of the films.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Guillaume Yedoux

France

Ranking: 6/10

$75 for 2 hours, what an expensive price but nice scenery.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Camille Bellay

France

Ranking: 5/10

So expensive, only 2 hours in the village.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christina Perez

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Too expensive!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Catherine Schlachter

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

I love Lord of the Rings, therefore I needed to do it. It was interesting and cool to experience but not worth $75.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Fiona Hawkins

England

Ranking: 6/10

On the tour I felt rushed and hurried as there were too many tours, but for a Lord of the Rings fan it was fantastic. A highlight of our trip. The tour guide was engaging of the group - very expensive!!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Greg Gilmore

England

Ranking: 9/10

Because of my love for Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films, thoroughly enjoyed this. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. A bit expensive but a great trip.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Sina Sacranie

England

Ranking: 8/10

A must for any Lord of the Rings/Hobbiton movie buff! It was exciting to see the care and detail put into making Tolkeins world a reality. And the Green Dragon served the best cider I have had in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great views, must do for every Lord of the Rings fan.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Emeline Brocard

France

Ranking: 7/10

Lord of the Rings of course, magic to think like a hobbit but really too touristic.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Nina Helmling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting, lots of little facts and figures. Hobbiton is actually owned also by Peter Jackson, so this is the real stuff - not just for Tolkein fans.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sergey Pronkin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting site, cool stories about the movie site, nice guide.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Steffen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Original movie set for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit; guides can tell a lot of background stories.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Dan Lawson

England

Ranking: 7/10

I will try to stop my romanticism of this place get the better of this review. The tour was great fun, getting to stop for a drink in the Green Dragon was a real treat. The only downside was the price. At $75 it was truly 'once in a lifetime'.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Hendrik Schanz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome!! Any time again!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Pierre Gentile

France

Ranking: 7/10

An attraction to go in the movie village and try to find a little guy. BUT too expensive for 2 hours of guided walks......

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Julie Ledanois

France

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing! When you are a fan of Tolkein! But a little bit expensive and short time in the place. A lot of fun drinking a beer in 'Green Dragon Tavern'.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Derek

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of hobbit holes.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Amanda

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the Shire!! Everything was very well manicured and perfect. Well worth the money!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Steven Lotrian

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very beautiful park but a lot of tourists in the same place. $180.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Cathrin Wisgiekl

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great location, maybe a bit too touristy and crowded.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Eva-Maria Krueger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Is a must see, too expensive for the short time in the village but awesome for every LOTR fan.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Elin Paulssen

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

No words needed. It was awesome and our guide Sarah was totally fantastic !

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Elin Andersson

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful to see it in real life when you are a big Lord of the Rings fan, this is a must do! The guide was so good. Minus was the price and too short a time.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Alexia Greasbaum

Ranking: 10/10

Because I love the books and the films.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Roland Beer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very good-too short.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Valerio Penita

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

It was nice to see the film-set and to drink a beer in the green dragon but the price is too high.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Benedict Seite

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice tours with very nice guides and free beer at the end of the tour. However $75 is too much.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Marco Newald

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Quite cool but too expensive because it's just a loop in the Hobbit village with 1 free beer for $75.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Magdalene Zech

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Much too expensive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Jeremy

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

As a LOTR fan, it was for me a wonderful experience to be there!! The site is maintained in a super nice way, with a lot of attention paid to details (i.e. in a pure "Peter Jackson" spirit!) and everything is very well organised. Some slight drawbacks though: it remains pretty expensive for the short time you are given to visit the site. It was hard for me to take pictures and stay with my fast-moving group to follow the guide's explanations. Groups of visitors succeed each other very fast, which tends to give to the site a pretty crowded look as well. It remains a great experience though!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Petra Kurcova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

$75 even if you are, or are not a fan of lord of the Rings. You must see.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Piotr Jurkowski

Poland

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing tour with a great guide. Great even for non die hard Tolkien fans. Could have been a little cheaper though, Impressive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Romina Bolz

Ranking: 7/10

The small village was very nice, the guide was a little bit unfriendly and there was not enough time.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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B D

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Great Tour but a little expensive. Our guide Tom gave us a great time seing the efford making the movies.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 9/10

As LOTR fans we had a great time and enjoyed the tour more than we thought we would. Our guide Jack gave interesting info on how the movies were made. Very little signage to direct you to the location.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Stephanie Belanger

Canada

Ranking: 1/10

Very, very expensive $75 for a tour that is not really interesting. In the bus you cannot understand because of the noise of the engine. Nothing has been put for attractions there.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Memain

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place and must see for people who loved the movies.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Katie Fleck

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Entertaining bus journey with tour guide to the location. Stunning location, nice facts, a beer provided at the end of the tour - but really overpriced.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Konza

France

Ranking: 9/10

So impressive this little Hobbit village. I loved all the details. Too many people were touring at the same time.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Josefine Sjodin

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Very expensive for what you get. But nice to walk around the filmset area and the guide was good too. Only good for the nerds!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Anton Thisted

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Great guide and lots of stuff from filming in place. Too many tour groups at once (spoiled the view), and could not go into and see Bag End (probably filmed elsewhere).

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Tim Vennewold

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very expensive tour into Hobbiton (LOTR) in Matamata.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Tina

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice to see the scenery, but very expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Bjorn Hedmark

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Best thing ever!!! Interesting and mindblowing, We had a blast.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Francois

France

Ranking: 3/10

nice but way too expensive ($75) for a 30min walk.
tour is supposed to be 2hours but lasts 1h20 (in our case at least).
grumpy bus driver

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Dani Wallinger

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice tour and a good, funny guide. A minus because it is so expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Collacott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Knew it would be amazing and it lived up to expectations.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Kristina Mårtensson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Well worth the price. Beautiful settings and so well kept by the gardeners.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Lis Bon

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

It is too expensive for what you get. But still we did have a good time...

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Glyn Ethelston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

We were sadly disappointed by our visit here. It was very expensive for what you get which is a walk around a set with an overly enthusiastic tour guide.
It was a shame we couldnt go inside the hobbit holes or actually touch anything around the area except in the pub.
we felt it was not good value for money and could of been amazing with not too much more interaction with the set.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Wouter Trumpie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

If you like Lord of the Rings, it is a must see, even on a rainy day. Fun guide tells you the inside story.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Gary Brooks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Exceeded our expectations. The guide was very informative. We just missed out on the Green Dragon being open for a pint!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Alexander Klein

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Totally missed the Lord of the Rings feeling, no music, no show. Sorry but I expected way more than a walkaround.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Jurgen

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very expensive for what you get.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Brigitte

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Rainy day, but for fans still amazing.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Roux

France

Ranking: 10/10

Rainy.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Kohler

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting and nice to see!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Reijenga

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Fun, but price is absolutely ridiculous ($75PP). Only took the tour because we drove all the way there in the rain.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Craig Jones

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Arguably New Zealand's only 'backstage' tour. This has MUCH changed over the past few years; we dropped by in early 2009 and it was still pretty quiet with more sheep stuff than movie stuff. Now, the sheep stuff is nearly gone (unless you do the farm stay) and the place is crazy busy. This is basically a tour of one of the largest movie sets ever built and arguably the only one truly built permanently (some of the backstage stuff at Universal in Hollywood might be equally long term). As such, if you don't like movies, forget it, and if you didn't like LOTR or Hobbit, pass. If you do like those, it is a fun tour as the collaboration with Peter Jackson now means they are keeping the look up and the guides can remind you of different shots or how the place was used in filming. Green Dragon Pub is a pleasant stop. Probably book ahead as a backup--some tours fill and some don't and it wasn't obvious which were more likely (earliest morning safest, it seems, but around 10 several buses arrived and chaos ensued). It was clear in the last few months that the deluge of visitors was taxing the staff (watching how the number of tours grew on the website was interesting), but they've actually managed pretty well. The main area faces east, so best photos in the morning into midday, I'd say.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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The Mowbrays

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience but a shade expensive.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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tanyap

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Better than we expected from other reviews. They finished the Green Dragon Pub December 2012 so you now get a free drink there and its cool inside. There are over 40 Hobbit houses and the party tree and other stuff to check out with plans to be able to go inside the houses when the Hobbit movies have all finished. There is also a cafe and new souvenir shop. Tour well organised and informative

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Ralf Glaser

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice landscape, guide, no streets or houses to see, interesting to see where they did the movie Lord of the Rings. Due to high ticketed price is just something for Lord of the Rings fans.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jill Homewood

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guided tour of the Hobbit town, even for those who have not see the films. Scenery fantastic.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Oliver German

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Bigger than I thought. Like a small village. Background information is good.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Gloria, Rose & An

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Perfect morning! Bit short. Great to see Hobbit Houses and to hear stories about weird fans. Where are the nice souvenirs?? Should make new postcards, these are ugly!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stefan

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, great tour.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Verne Heath

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent check in, bus driver and very interesting guide. Fantastic. Easy to book but we were glad to have a sat nav as the main roads into MataMata had no signs to site 15km away. Tour fabulous.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Thomas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Unique experience to walk through a film set of a movie that will be done in the future (the small Hobbit). Friendly staff.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Anika

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

+ Good guided tours, picturesque.
- Expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tobias Forst

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect weather, 100% recommendation, original settings are now being maintained.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Asha

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

FREAKING AWESOME! feels like i'm in the movie, the tour guide was awesome learnt some really cool things about the filming process of The lords of the rings. My partner and i drove from Auckland to MataMata that day and the scenery is breath taking!! If you're a LOTR fan i would definetly recommend this tour and it wasn't too pricey either only 66 NZ$ Per person.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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JadesWorld

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Pro:
- you can see the full Hobbiton of the Hobbits - rather than just a paper movie set
- nice guides
- 2h time
- after the tour they made a 10minutes stop, where you can watch how a sheep is getting sheared ;)

Con:
- ($66 p.p.) expensive
- you need to drive with the tour bus ;P

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Patricia French

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Didn't care for sheep shearing demo, but the rest was really great!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Chantal Wendel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Had plenty of time to look at everything, friendly people.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Guult Ryan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

High price but definitely worth seeing.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Veronica Warren

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

I was a little sceptical when going on the tour as not a fanatic, however tour guides were good and it was pretty interesting. Area was also really nice.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Monica

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

A must for Lord of the Rings fans.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rachel Kent-Lawton

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We gave this experience an 8 just because it was slighly pricey. Otherwise great! Our curiosity to see the farm where The Shire scenes of Lof the R was filmed was not disapointed! Nice gift shop/visitors centre in Matamata, our EXCELLENT tourguide was extremely knowledgable and interesting. Good pace and good jistory of the farm and its selection etc.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Claudio

Switzerland

Ranking: 3/10

(~$66) Way too expensive for seeing some little houses. At least they were decorated for the movie set.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rebecca Stones

England

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing $60 each for 2 hrs with a real 'Lord of the Rings' know it all. Retold parts of the story and made you want to watch the movies all over again. Will be even better when filming is finished and you can go inside the houses.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Faucon

France

Ranking: 5/10

Too expensive. The guide is only for American and English people.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Marianne Astorp

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

If you are interested in 'Lord of the ring' a very well prepared guide.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Olivia Carvill

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good fun, a bit long-winded in places but good fun.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sebastian Engelke

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Cool to see the LOTR movie set, nice background comments from the guide. Sadly for a huge amount - $66.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sprangers

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

It was a very restricted tour but interesting. There was a lot of information to collect. The group was too big. But we had fun.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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qofd

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Lots more to see here now with much reconstruction going on. Excellent guides who really know their stuff. My only recommendation would be to rewatch the first movie before you do the tour so it's all fresh in your mind. Great value for money if you are an LOTR fan.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in October 2010

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ahtom82

Malaysia

Ranking: 2/10

overpriced and it is under construction at this point of time. A lot of the hobbit holes are tear down for construction for the new movie. Wasn't told about this until we reach there. Very disappointed with what we see.

anyhow, the sheep experience seems nice, the only thing that is good from the whole trip

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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heather Cardinal

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

High price, but excellent guide (Benji) and also had sheep shearing at the end of tour.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jansen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent, friendly crew, nice atmosphere.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Elodie

France

Ranking: 8/10

Funny experience with a lot of information about the Lord of the Rings. We learnt a lot about the film as well as about the NZ countryside (and shee). Quite expensive though.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Lionel Mouesca

France

Ranking: 9/10

A must see if you're a Lord of the Rings fan. The party tree is still the same. Very nice staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Tim Beuzeval

England

Ranking: 9/10

A fun couple of hours visiting remains of the set of Hobbiton from The Lord of the Rings films. Shame much of it has been destroyed or original things couldn't remain, but that only detracts a little from great tour and isn't the fault of the tour company! And you can bottle feed a lamb afterwards!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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neilchelt

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

I am not a huge Lord of the Rings fan and found the tour quite expensive and drawn out. Saying that it was an enjoyable tour, the guide was friendly and I would recommend it to any Lord of the Rings fan.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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monikav

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great fun. The best guide, a nice lady. Only 5 visitors. We met there and all of us had fun. We enjoyed the set, the funny guide and the stories. A nice afternoon.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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suet

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting tour.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Zoe Summers

England

Ranking: 9/10

I HUGGED THE PARTY TREE!!!! a must do for all LOTR fans! So informative and just a must do!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in September 2008

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Nick

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just a wonderful valley with very good guides that can tell a lot about the set & the movies. A must for all Lord of the Ring fans!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rafael

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A must see for Lord of the Rings fans. Very nice guided tour with many information. Very good quality-price relation.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nanno

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Only nice when you like the movie.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Florian

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

A little bit expensive bit it is worth it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thamar

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

When you like the movie this is nice to see, otherwise don't go there.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Anna

Finland

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting especially for Lord of the Rings fans.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Lucas

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing knowledge of set & movie.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mark

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Informative. Great guide and well organised.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Toby

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

There is not much to see apart from a few hills as all the set has been taken out. The tour is saved by the entertaining guide who has plenty of great stories about the movie and Peter Jackson. It turned out better than I expected it would be.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Therese Axelsson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Good!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Anna Cronmalm

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Great guides!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Christian Schutte

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice - explained a lot about the movie. rEally nice for kids - can see exactly where everything was. $50 each, OK price.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Gail

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Great, beaut scenery.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Christian Arnot

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Cool to see movie set but guide boring.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Anita

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Nice to see but to expensive. Guide was wierd.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Kristine

Norway

Ranking: 6/10

Great guide.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Denise Nick

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Guide very well done - funny, sympathetic and interesting stories. BUT don't expect a real movie set - far from it!

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Claire

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

Great guides.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Lukas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Matamata Hobbiton tours.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007