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Written by: Vicky Philpott

On my recent trip to New Zealand with Kiwi Experience I went to visit Hobbiton where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed. I’m not the world’s biggest fan, I dabble if anything, but I still really enjoyed the experience and loved having my photo taken in a hobbit hole.
Blue Hobbit House
The site belongs to the Alexander family and is still a working sheep farm, although with a much higher income than most. In 1998 Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson was up in his helicopter over New Zealand trying to find the perfect location for the Shire. He found this particular field, complete with hills, a clearing and a huge tree. It was perfect. He located the owner’s house and went and knocked to find out if he could use it in his film. Apparently the owner was watching rugby and told Mr Jackson to go away, in naughtier words than that.
Cut a long story short and a few years and a lot of money and man power later Hobbiton was born. The site covers 12 acres, there are 44 hobbit holes, the party tree had thousands of leaves sewn on (?) and the Green Dragon pub is now an exclusive brewery serving ales, cider and non alcoholic ginger beer from barrels.
Hobbiton was awesome, whether you’ve seen the films / read the book, or not. Here are 35 reasons why.
Me in Hobbiton
Wheelbarrow in Hobbiton
Hobbiton Hills
Private functions in Hobbiton
Smoke Ring contest in Hobbiton
Seesaw at Hobbiton
Scones at Hobbiton
Scarecrow Garden Hobbiton
Overhill sign Hobbiton
Hobbiton No Admittance
Scissorkick at Hobbiton
Hobbiton map New Zealand
Hobbiton shed in New Zealand
Hobbiton Photo
Hobbiton bus
Kitchen at the Green Dragon
Cool house in Hobbiton
Hobbiton House blue in New Zealand
Hobbit house in Hobbiton
Hobbiton garden
Yellow Hobbit House
Bee on flower at Hobbiton
Dancing round the maypole
Green Dragon pub
Green Dragon pub
Cider at the Green Dragon in Hobbiton
Doors of the Green Dragon
Drinking at the Green Dragon
Fire at Hobbiton
Hobbit house
Garden at Hobbiton
Drinks at the Green Dragon pub
Front garden at Hobbiton

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