The Lord of the Rings is a film series of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson, based on the novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The three films were shot simultaneously and entirely in Jackson’s native, New Zealand. One of the iconic movie sets there is Hobbiton.

Hobbiton was located in the center of the Shire in the far eastern part of the Westfarthing, Matamata. It was the home of many illustrious Hobbits, a small agricultural town in the heart of the Waikato region, nestled at the base of the Kaimai ranges, 2 hour drive from Auckland.

Before Hobbit-holes, much greenery, and other set-pieces were installed. It is now a permanent attraction complete with thirty-seven hobbit holes were originally created with untreated timber, ply and polystyrene. After the 2011 rebuild, there are now 44 unique hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Pub, Mill, double arched bridge and the famous Party Tree. There are also the fertile pastures of a sheep and cattle farm owned and operated by the Alexander family.

This mythical location became open to the public in 2002, and since has become one of the most visited attractions on the two islands, garnering around 300,000 visitors every year.

You can heal the curiousness and find some replicas in tourism places nearby such as in Rumah Seribu Batu Bantul, Farm House Lembang, Taman Kelinci and Batu Flower Garden Malang, Kampung Kurcaci Purbalingga, Rabbit Park Blitar, or Rumah Hobbit Tulungagung.

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