Feb 17, 2014

Movie Magic in New Zealand

A trip to New Zealand would not be complete without a day in Hobbiton. The movie set for some of the scenes from the Lord of the Rings movies and more recently the Hobbit Series. What sounds like a corny maybe take the geek kids is actually a very interesting Adventure and a visually beautiful place to visit.
If there has been any rain were your gum boots as otherwise your feet will get wet. Wandering around the area looking at the Hobbit homes and try to remember who lived where is a fun activity. The tour guides are well versed in all the stories from the beginning so even if you are not a big Rings fan this is still a great way to spend a day.

The Shires Rest Cafe offers a lovely setting to kick back and recoup with a great cup of coffee, beer or cider and a cracking sandwich or other meal item. Take in the environment of the nicely converted woolshed where you can relax on the balcony, enjoying the most stunning views of rural New Zealand. After a nice meal and some coffee we even got to watch a shearing demonstration and play with some lambs.

They have recently recreated, the Inn of the Hobbits as part of your tour. Not only that but now the Hobbiton Movie Set has launched ‘Evening Dinner Tours’, to begin on June 4 2014. The Hobbit homes have been fully wired, giving the Hobbiton Movie Set the ability to extend tours into the evening for what has to be a truly magical experience. The Hobbit homes and other iconic landmarks including the mill, the bridge, The Party Tree and The Green Dragon Inn will be lit and glowing in the night sky.

Check out their website and plan your trip to this magical place and experience a little New Zealand and movie magic we 'recommend' you do!

Happy Tasting Adventures,

Kiwi & Koala

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