|What's left of Hobbiton|
Hobbiton still exists (kind of)
(pic. Tanja Hufschmidt)
Region: Waikato region (North Island)
Can be visited as a day-trip from Aukland
Port Waikato (Weathertop): 2 hour trip from Aukland
Through Hamilton to Matamata: allow 3 hours
|images from hobbitontours.com|
the hobbit hole (what's left of it)
|Better photos can be found here|
"Tours are organised by the Matamata Information Centre at 45 Broadway Matamata"
"[Tours leave daily] Our tour guides escort you in our courtesy van, which operates daily from the Matamata Information Centre."
COST: $35 US Dollars
-Rings Scenic Tours Ltd.
"The Waikato region of the North Island is one the richest farming areas in New Zealand. Driving south on State Hiway One, the urban sprawl of Auckland is soon replaced by paddocks and hedgerows. "
Tour of Hobbiton (info and good photos)
New Zealand as Middle Earth large map; takes a while to load, but well worth it