Hobbiton October 20th 2006 Okay, so I'll try to make this brief because not everyone is a massive LOTR geek like me and probably wouldn't spend the 50 NZD to see a field, some plywood boards and a big tree. I myself thought it was a bit steep but since the place was on private land, it was the only way.
The Hobbiton set outside of Matamata was chosen by Peter Jackson because of its green rolling countryside, the absence ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Waikato » Matamata 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