Hobbiton December 7th 2007 Ah yes, The Shire at last, for those of you who don't care about my nerdy adventures, this entire post will be about our visit to The Shire - you've been warned.
Ok, so today we drove up from Waitomo and stopped in at Matamata which is where the tours of the Hobbiton movie set leave from. This was certainly the highlight of our day. The set is on a private, 1250 acre sheep farm and is only ac ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Orewa The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more