The rolling hills of Matamata provide the ideal backdrop for the Shire Rest Café and Hobbit homes to be built for the filming of the Lord of The Rings. Experience Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Sir Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your fully escorted tour through the ten-acre site will reveal fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created. Half or Full day.