The Hobbiton village from the movie The “Lord Of The Rings” and the movie “The Hobbit” is located in the Shire, which is the homeland of Hobbits. The Owners did not tear down the Hobbiton movie set after the filming of both movies. Instead, they turned it into a theme park which you can visit in New Zealand. To find the exact filming location of Hobbiton read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.
“And so life in the Shire goes on, very much as it has this past age. Full of its own comings and goings with change coming slowly, if it comes at all. For things are made to endure in the Shire, passing from one generation to the next. There’s always been a Baggins living here under the Hill, in Bag End. And there always will be.”
Where did they film the “Hobbiton” scenes?
The famous movie set was built on a sheep farm near the town Matamata in New Zealand. It is a 2 hours drive away from Auckland and around 40 min from Hamilton.
Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.
The former movie set of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” is a theme park today which is open to the public. After shooting the scenes in “The Lord of the Rings”, the movie set was disassembled and only the skeletal structure of the Hobbit holes remained. In “The Hobbit”, however, they build the structures so they can last longer and they left them the same as they are in the movies. You can visit a beautiful Hobbit village with authentic Hobbit Holes, Bag End, the Old Mill with the bridge and even The Green Dragon Inn.
There are organized tours but you can also buy a ticket and explore the Hobbit village on your own.
The scene filmed at Matamata: