Posted by: kiwitravelandtours | August 30, 2010

Hobbiton -New Zealand

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit filiming location

Jaime recently toured with us.  Because she is in love with the Lord of the Rings trilogy she wanted to visit Hobbiton in Matamata. She took a day tour from Auckland and these are her thoughts –

“Hobbiton was a really wonderful experience for me. Its definitely something only a fan of the movies would enjoy because the tour is basically of a construction site at the moment. All of the set is being rebuilt and changed for The Hobbit. The farm itself was beautiful and the rolling green hills were straight out of the film. We had a small walking tour of the whole area where a tour guide told us all of the information about the filming, cast, and set. It was the cherry on top of the trip for me : ) It was definitely expensive because I had to pay the fee to be picked up in Auckland and driven there, but it was absolutely worth it to me. It would probably not be worth it to your average LOTR fan. It takes some love for the film for that amount of money to be worthwhile.”

During the course of their Study Abroad tour of New Zealand, we took Jaime’s group near or past many of the LOTR filming sites.  As well as this, they were also given the opportunity to speak to one of the Black Rider actors. Jaime travelled privately on a Hobbiton tour which is why it was more expensive for her. Thanks Jaime.




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