Hobbiton April 26th 2012 26th April ’12 HOBBITON!
Woo hoo we went to Matamata today to do the Hobbiton tour! We drove through lovely undulating pretty green hills and fields, had a quick stop in Tirau – home of the cabbage tree apparently and were amazed that such a small place could have so many cafes and shops for so few people. Then got to Matamata where we booked our tickets for the tour and got directions t ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Plenty 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
Hi after years of hoping, dreaming and wishing we are taking 2 years out to go backpacking round the world from the end of july and can't wait!
It's now May 2013 so I reckoned i better update this as we are now only 3 days away from the end of our travels!!. Only managed 22 months as we decided we needed somewhere to live when we got back after all, but still not a bad stint. At this moment i can't sum it all up, there have been so many amazing experiences, sights and encounters along the way, i think i need to stop to let it all sink in.
However I was so looking forward to getting hom... full info