Hanging out with Hobbits in Matamata (Hobbiton)

Hanging out with Hobbits in Matamata (Hobbiton), Matamata, New Zealand (B)

Since I was a child, the Hobbit has been my favourite book. My mind used to run wild with imagination – the trolls, dragons and dwarves all made my childhood just that bit more interesting. I’ve read all three Lord of The Rings books countless times from cover to cover and fell in love with the languages, folklore, characters and endless stories. 

So, when I found out that we would be stopping at Matamata on the Kiwi Bus, I was over the moon! As we caught the tour lot bus down to Hobbiton and I got my first glimpse of the Green Dragon Inn, the tour bus guide had to laugh at my excitement. It was a little bit sad just how excited I was. 

Hobbiton can be found in the North Island in New Zealand and is essential for any fan of Lord of The Rings and even if you’re not – you’d have some serious bragging rights visiting the Hobbit homes on the other side of the world! 

Here’s a low down of what you can expect to see and do – and you’ll be happy to know it does include second breakfast!  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Hanging out with Hobbits in Matamata (Hobbiton)
Guide Location: New Zealand » Matamata
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on Author's Website: http://independentfemale.co.uk/hobbiton-new-zealand/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hobbit Homes
  • Green Dragon Inn