Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hobbiton in Matamata

On the way home from Rotorua we detoured to Matamata and Hobbiton, the original and fully restored set for Sir Peter Jackson's trilogy - Guy hasn't seen the movies yet and hopefully he will recognise some scenes when he does.

The 'hobbit holes' are all a genuine up the indoor vestibule area, and after that all the filming is done on sets in Wellington.
This is quite an amazing little village and one well worth visiting when you visit New Zealand, about two-and-a-half hours from Auckland.

It was quite a cloudy day when we went so the sky is quite harsh.  There were also loads of visitors so it pays to book before you get there.  Its quite easy to do this online.

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