Tour Middle Earth
If the Shire is at the heart of Lord of the Rings, then
the Hamilton & Waikato region is at the heart of the
Shire. When scouting around for settings for his epic
three movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Kiwi director Peter
Jackson found just what he was looking for in the green
paddocks of the Waikato just outside Matamata.
For more information, please visit Hamilton and Waikato Tourism.
Discover Hobbiton first-hand with over 17 hobbit holes to
explore and gain insight into filming and the way things
looked when shooting Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.