The Lord of the Rings practically made the word "Hobbit" a household name (well, more than before at least) and introduced millions of movie-goers to the little village of Hobbiton.  Surrounded by lush greenery, this collection of hobbit-holes set a charming location for some of the movies and took advantage of New Zealand's spectacular beauty.

Hobbiton is still there... a little weathered, but still lovely.  Now, instead of furry-footed Hobbits, the hills of the tiny town are traveled by sheep, Hobbiton's only residents.

Hobbiton is located on a farm in Matamata which offers tours of the place to visitors.

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