Matamata is a must see if you’re a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and enjoy the town’s fabulous cafes, including the famous The Green Dragon Inn and Bar. The former movie set is located in Matamata, a small agricultural town in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Matamata is about two hours from the major city of Auckland. Lovely weekend opportunity and not only for Tolkien fans.