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Holidays to New Zealand Hobbiton are rewarding for all travelers. Consequently, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans traveling to New Zealand should not miss a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set.
This exquisitely built miniature village appears exactly as it did in the films. Fans often ask whether they can visit the actual sets used in filming the Lord of the Rings movies, and this is one instance where you absolutely can.
Read on for information on what to expect on your visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set.
Filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies took place all across New Zealand.
From helicopter footage used for iconic scenes such as “The Lighting of the Beacons” to a miniature city constructed for aerial filming of Minas Tirith, the film crew working on the Lord of the Rings used countless techniques to bring Middle-earth to life.
Particularly in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the film crew used very little CGI in building scenes. Fans might be surprised to learn that the mountains and forests and rivers are almost always true to life.
To add an extra layer of authenticity, several full-size sets were constructed on location. The on-set locations included:
Edoras was built on conservation land, so it was deconstructed once filming finished so as not to damage the natural environment.
However, the Hobbiton movie set is situated on private farmland.
The original hobbit village was made from temporary materials and taken down after the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy finished. However, the popularity of these films and the need to recreate Hobbiton for the Hobbit trilogy gave director Peter Jackson an idea. This time, the film crew built the movie set to last, and when filming wrapped, tourism staff welcomed visitors into this very special location.
No. You will need to book a guided tour to see the Hobbiton Movie Set, because it sits on private farmland.
Now, when you visit Hobbiton, you have a chance to explore the exterior of the most famous hobbit homes, including Bag End, on a guided tour. The hobbit village is extensive, wrapping around several hillsides and incorporating a pond, a bridge, and the towering “party tree.”
The Hobbiton tour also includes a hobbit-themed drink at The Green Dragon.
Holidays to New Zealand Hobbiton are easy to plan if you follow the right itinerary. These are a few tips to make sure your visit goes smoothly.
Most of our North Island holiday packages include a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. In other words, we can easily fit the tour into most New Zealand holiday packages.
Planning a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set is simple.
Firstly, contact our team to begin planning our custom itinerary. Secondly, let us know you want to include a visit to Hobbiton. And finally, we will work with you to design a custom itinerary that matches exactly what you are looking for.
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