Jasmijn and Julia two of First Light Travel's latest interns venture into the Waikato to explore Hobbiton Middle Earth the now famous movie set to see what all the fuss is about.
Jasmijn is from Elst in the Eastern part of Holland near the German boarder and Julia is from Munich in Germany so both like the hobbits are no strangers to the delights of beer - but will the Hobbit village and especially the Green Dragon Inn meet their high expectations?
Likely to be the most clichéd New Zealand experience – or should I say Middle Earth experience? A small village which takes you to the ‘Lord of the Rings’. Yes, I’m talking about Hobbiton! Hobbiton is a beautifully preserved film set of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ and is located close to the town of Matamata, which is in the Central Northern part of New Zealand’s North Island and I must say it’s really worth the visit! There are lots of people taking the tour but it doesn’t feel like that. From the beginning till the end, everything was very well organized. This experience is magical and takes you to another world.
Note: If you would love to experience Hobbiton and other LOTR filming locations, then be sure to check out our hand crafted Lord of the Rings Tours and Itineraries that are perfect for LOTR fans.