New Zealand: A not so unexpected journey…

Let’s face it, a trip to New Zealand would not be complete without visiting the Hobbiton set from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. The location couldn’t have been more perfect, nestled out in the rolling hills of the farmland East of Hamilton, complete with a small lake and The Green Dragon Inn where we finished our tour with Hobbiton’s home-brewed beer and cider.

The level of detail throughout the set is incredibly charming, which includes small curtains and flower pots in the windows, washing lines, smoking chimneys, jackets hung outside doors and collections of honey, preserves and smoked fish outside various Hobbit holes. The list of careful and loving details put into the set could go on and on and we’ve no doubt you’ll be able to spot more examples in the photos.

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Bilbo’s house.

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Fake tree on the hill over Bilbo’s house. Each leaf was imported from Taiwan and individually attached to the tree for an authentic look!

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Green Dragon and The Water.

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We loved their tiny letter boxes.

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Famous double arch bridge and the mill.

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Jess enjoying Hobbiton’s own beer.

Hope you enjoyed the photos, speak to you soon,Ā 

Ben and Jess šŸ™‚ Ā 

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