Rotorua, New Zealand
As we pass by the land, we get to enjoy a beautiful scenery of lush green and peaceful air. Sheep everywhere! The guide was friendly and gave lots of interesting facts regarding filming and the area. Hobbiton itself was a wonderful little place and it did feel like a little village. I loved the details in the props. Like all guided tours, although she gave us time to take pictures, I still wished it was a bit longer. When we came back to the rest stop, everything became pretty rushed. We didn't get a sheep shearing demonstration as mentioned, though that could be due to time of the year, and the bottle provided had only enough for maybe 2-4 people to hand feed the lambs, although I did enjoy getting to hold one. Afterwards I barely had enough time to go through the gift shop before we were being rushed back to Rotorua. But overall I really enjoyed the experience.