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Welcome to Hobbiton (Matamata)

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A sign welcoming visitors to Hobbiton in New Zealand. The town is really Matamata, but because the movie set for Hobbiton in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is close by, Matamata town decided to cash in on that. The town's Visitors Centre looks like something from the Shire and offers tours of the Shire itself which is a tourist attraction.


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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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