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Hobbit Hole

March 2013

This is one of the many Hobbit Holes that we saw while visiting the Shire.

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

Auckland City Skyline

February 2013

This picture was taken from a vantage point across the bay.

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Auckland City Highlights Tour

Welcome to our Hobbit Home!

February 2013

Part of the tour includes being able to take your picture in the doorway of one of the many picturesque Hobbit Homes used on the set of The Hobbit.

I wish I could tell you that the interior was like the movie...instead, imagine a "fixer upper". Oh, the magic of the movies!!

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

Hobbiton landscape

December 2014

Hobbiton is part of a hilly sheep farm, though the hills are not too bad and it is wheelchair accessible. Note that Viator does not operate tours, they arrange them and then another organization carries them out. This was confusing to me at first and I forgot to write that in my review.

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

From old to new: The City

October 2014

View of the city looking across and through volcanic landscape

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

Harbour View

October 2014

View from Rangitoto back across to Mission Bay

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

View 2

October 2014

View to the south east

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

The view

October 2014

The outer harbour

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

The Island

October 2014

Across the bare volcanic foreground to the treed crater

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

The Plunge

October 2014

First time jumper

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Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump

Drinks at the Green Dragon

October 2014

At the end of the Hobbiton tour and having a drink at the Green Dragon, the perfect way to finish up with a beer and a cider

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

Rangitoto Island Explorer Tour

September 2014

View from the Rangitoto Summit... Breathtaking!

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

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