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Waitomo Caves and Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour including Lunch from Hamilton
"After being picked up from your Hamilton hotel at 10am (or another time if you prefer) sit back and relax on the 1 hour drive to the Waitomo Caves. The route passes through very scenic countryside and farmland in the beautiful Waikato region. At Waitomo join a 45-minute tour of the amazing glow-worm caves including a tranquil boat ride on an underground stream to ensure a good view of the glow worms. Then continue the journey in your private vehicle to a farm near the small town of Matamata and the Shire's Rest cafe where you can have some lunch and from where your Hobbiton Movie Set Tour begins. Lasting about 2 hours your tour takes you on a drive through the rural sheep farm that was chosen as the Hobbiton Movie Set for The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Hear how the location was chosen how the sets were created and which scenes were shot here. Visit famous sites from the films
From NZD526.00
 
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Waitomo and Hobbiton day tour"Start the day in Auckland with selected inner city hotel pickups. Begin your action packed day at the famous ‘Hobbition’. On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the Mill and double arch bridge the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house “Bag End” looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. Be treated to a delicious Hobbiton-style themed buffet lunch
From NZD350.00
 
'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
"Spend some time in Middle-earth as you explore the Hobbiton Movie Set and delight in tales about hobbits on this half-day Lord of the Rings movie set and farm tour. After a 45-minute drive from Rotorua you will arrive at the Hobbiton Movie Set constructed on a working New Zealand sheep farm and one of the last remaining structures from the famous Lord of the Rings films. You’ll explore the Hobbiton Movie Set and village where Bilbo Baggins lived and the quest for the ring began. Have your photo taken in front of a hobbit hole or the by the pond while your guide entertains you with the stories and insider dish about filming these Hollywood blockbusters in New Zealand.
From NZD110.00

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Food Factory

I had very nice espresso and pecan tart. The food in the cabinet looks amazing. Great atmosphere which was enjoyable with nice decor and overall cheery place. Top service. And nice new magazines, I...
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Workmans Cafe Bar

Workmans Cafe and Bar is a day/night eatery, with tables inside and out. As well it has a Tapas Bar area, providing for a variety of dining. There's always something you can eat. A short menu, but we...
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Pare's Power Pizza

On the main street, easy to park. Great selection of Pizzas and other food. Something for everyone. You can eat in or takeaway cooked or uncooked pizzas. The uncooked ones are great to buy a little...
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Osterio da Gino

I really enjoyed the ricecakes entree. Very tasty. I eat hear frequently, the pizzas are always a great option. Margherita is a favourite. Also di pollo pizza - grilled chicken, spinach, sundried...
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Top Things to Do in Matamata

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Last month, I had the best weekend in my life (so far) here in New Zealand. Me and my boyfriend went to Mata-mata to see The Hobbiton Movie set. The two-hour drive from Auckland was very scenic and...
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Firth Tower Museum

Delightful country museum in lovely garden settings, attractive to both adults and children. $5 adults, $1 children, Seniors $3. A European Pioneer, Josiah Firth, built the tower in anticipation of...
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Centennial Drive

Centennial Drive is a picturesque drive through the town, quite like a park. It is popular for walkers, runners, and wedding photos, but you can also drive slowly through. The trees are gorgeous in...
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"MATAMATA"
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"Matamata-------LOTR Country"
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"Matamata - Home to Hobbiton"
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"Hobbiton"
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"Matamata - Home of the Hobbits!"
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