Middle-earth, dreamed up by J.R.R Tolkien, is the hometown of the characters in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Thanks to New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson, Middle-earth came alive with Jackson's use of New Zealand's visually stunning ... 

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Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

October 2013

Hobbiton

Hobbit Hole

March 2013

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

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!!

In place of two wizards

December 2012

Posing where Gandalf and Saruman walked in FOTR in Isengard aka Harcourt Park

Two Wellington Tree Wetas crossing antennae

February 2015

These are the insects whose Maori name means and quot;gods of all things ugly, and quot; after which the Weta studios are named. We found them in a crevice just over the spot where Frodo and his three friends hid from the Nazgul.

Wellington panorama from Mt. Victoria Reserve

February 2015

It's the whole city from the best viewing point.

Hobiton Village

February 2015

A fine ale barrel and cart with Hobbiton sheep in the background.

Peaceful Shire

January 2015

Beutiful scenary of Shire

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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