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.