Hobbiton, Matamata

Distance: 170km from Hitch Auckland City
Estimated travel time: 2.2 hours
Terrain: Normal
Recommended Vehicle: Hitch SUV

Hobbiton is the movie set used for much of the filming of The Shire from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit series, located on a family-run farm near the rural North Island town of Matamata, a little over 2 hours drive south of Auckland.