Address Hobbiton Village New Zealand, Unnamed Road, Matamata 3472, New Zealand

Unique in the world, Hobbiton is one of the largest movie sets. A place out of time over which hovers a very tangible magic.

It was during aerial scouting to the north of his island that Peter Jackson found Alexander’s Farm, which he describes as a slice of old England. Built by Alan Lee, the Hobbits’ village began to emerge in March 1999. Thirty-seven holes are dug, with gardens, hedges, a mill, trees, a double-arched bridge and pens. A sewage system was even developed. It has since become one of New Zealand’s top destinations. Visitors can enjoy the unique atmosphere and eat at The Shires Rest Café.

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The map of Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings

The map of Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings

Don’t be like the naughty chubby Hobbits, be considerate. Gollum is not the most reliable guide, so make sure you have the Middle-earth map with you to get to Mount Doom. Fly, you fools!

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