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Hobbiton

Hobbiton

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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27342/hobbiton (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015