After spending a few days in Auckland, living the city life, Hairy drove us down to visit Hobbiton and the LOTR/Hobbiton movie set, which is in the middle of a giant sheep farm filled with cute sheeps whose job it is to look adorable and munch on grass all day.
I believe our tour guide said that there were like 4o hobbit holes on the premises, some big, some small, depending on whether they wanted to film a human or a hobbit next to it.
There’s not really stuff inside of them. They are all mostly facades, and any shots from the inside of a hobbit hole were filmed in Wellington on a set.
It was really super cute there, but what really struck me was the care and attention to all the gardening. There was a central vegetable garden with actual chard and squashes and herbs and all kinds of veggies and things. I live by the ocean where there is no sun, but I felt super inspired to grow food because it just looks adorable aside from being edible…!
You also get to visit the Green Dragon for a free beer, cider, or ginger beer! (Oops, no photo of that yet…!)
I’m not even a really gigantic LOTR fan, but I thought that visiting this place was really fun. Time to redecorate my house!!
I took more photos and TOOOOOONNNS of video, but we are off now to find dinner in Wellington!