Just because The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies have completed filming, doesn’t a perfectly good film set has to go to waste. Introducing Hobbiton, the former movie set turned attraction in Matamata, New Zealand. This tourist hotspot features 44 unique Hobbit holes, a stunning double arched bridge, and The Green Dragon Inn and Bar. Yes, there are tours available that take you through a picturesque 1,250-acre sheep farm and then pass through the 12-acre movie set. Tired from your journey? Head on into the Green Dragon Bar for some traditional Hobbit fare and craft beer. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
“Matamata is about two hours from the major city of Auckland. If you want to make a weekend of it, accommodations are available on nearby farms, giving you a taste of the rural community. Considering how gorgeous these photos look, you’ll definitely want to spend ample time taking in the pastoral beauty,” reports My Modern Met.