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Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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Must do for LOTR fans

Obviously on holiday in New Zealand, on the North Island and Hobbiton beckons. Whilst the visitors... read more

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AlanH294
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
A wonderful visit to the Hobbiton site

Amazing visit - well worth going if you're a Hobbit or LOTR fan. Easy to see why Peter Jackson... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
janda2905
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Obviously on holiday in New Zealand, on the North Island and Hobbiton beckons. Whilst the visitors centre is a bit naff and busy the drive to the set was good (with narration and a short film) but the site itself is great. We were lucky...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing visit - well worth going if you're a Hobbit or LOTR fan. Easy to see why Peter Jackson chose the site, and so easy to imagine what the Shire was like when the film crews were there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited the i site to buy a bus ticket. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I loved the gift shop items and ended up buying a necklace as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rhondalyn22
Reviewed 13 December 2018

A very well modelled isite. A good variety of merchandise maps and local information easily at hand. Very friendly staff

Date of experience: October 2018
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matamatai-SITE, Matamata i-SITE Consultant at Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The iSite in this little town is a beautiful building and service insure is above average. Well worthwhile stopping by for latest info on local events and tours & transport options.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wowzap
matamatai-SITE, Matamata i-SITE Consultant at Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

A very good looking building for an information centre - worth taking a few photos. The staff were very helpful and we got lots of information on the local area and of course the hobbiton.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Matamata i, Matamata i-SITE Consultant at Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 17 November 2018

It is a beautiful building n we spent 1 hour to take photos there and checked the hobitton movie set tickets at the counter. souvenirs are sold inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElyseAlyce
Matamata i, Matamata i-SITE Consultant at Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Spent quite sometime outside just taking photos cause it looks just like a Hobbit home. There is ample free parking and toilets. The staff were very helpful and answered all our questions. They also gave us a map and circled extra free places to visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank v_milham
Matamata i, Matamata i-SITE Consultant at Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 12 October 2018

So there are many tours conducting the hobbitton tour but when you will reach the destination there is only authorized hobbitton tour conducted by people. We took intercity bus which was very much reasonable and all the things covered, we also got chance to matamata...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Matamata i, Matamata i-SITE Consultant at Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope you had a great tour!

Reviewed 27 September 2018

The I-SITE Visitor Information Centre sells souveniers of Hobbiton and is the departure place for tour buses to The Shires Rest. There was plenty of parking around it and it was very easy to find.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rachael S
Matamata i, Matamata i-SITE Consultant at Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review

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Connector22523875623
10 January 2019|
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Response from matamatai-SITE | Property representative |
Hi there, You will need to book a tour that departs from the Matamata i-SITE and not The Shires Rest as they include return transport. Please email or phone us if you require further information. Regards *M*
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elvgovan
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Response from AnjaliS853 | Reviewed this property |
Hi elvgovan, If you have or haven't seen the Lord of the rings or hobbitton trilogy ,there is a one day trip named hobbitton trip. You will surely enjoy it beautiful scenery,unique hobbits house,a good guide and compliment... More
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