The Hobbiton Movie Set is just 20 minutes drive from ArtHouse B&B and is the reason many visitors stay in Matamata. Bruce & I visited in July 2016 and were absolutely enchanted with the experience. Tours are around 2 hours and depart every 30 minutes from Shires Rest commencing at 9.30am. Or you can take the bus from Matamata (allow 3 hours). Or you may be interested in particpating in the Evening Banquet Tour which includes the tour and concludes with a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit! The Banquet Tour operates Wednesday & Sunday only (extra tours may be added in summer) - bookings are essential.
Hobbiton Movie Set
"Be transported to the enchanting village of Hobbiton"