Story: Waikato places



The film set of Hobbiton, created for the Lord of the rings film trilogy, is on a farm near Matamata. It attracts many tourists – in fact Matamata now bills itself as ‘Hobbiton’. In 2011–12 the set was reconstructed for The hobbit.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Matamata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015