I have just returned from a 3 week trip to Australia and New Zealand. It was so much fun but I am happy to be home and sleeping in my own bed! While I have so many amazing things that I am going to share with you, I want to start with my favorite night of the trip- the evening we spent in Hobbiton. Oh yes, it’s real. And if you are anything like me- you are obsessed with the magic of these incredible films. Being there made me relive the fun and fantasy all over again. If you have a chance to go to the North island of New Zealand, don’t miss this one of a kind attraction!

DSC_0523_2(A glance of the Shire- 44 Hobbit homes in all)

DSC_0528_2(Each home is carefully constructed to look completely real, while the inside is hollow)

DSC_0559(I loved the grass on all of the rooftops and mostย of the flowers and vegetables were real! They have a full time gardener on hand to keep everything flourished and alive)

DSC_0007(Oh hey, is Bilbo home?)

DSC_0011(The home of our favorite Baggins’- Bilbo & Frodo)

DSC_0563_2(It’s just our size. We’ll take it!)

DSC_0565(Lookout Point of the Shire)

DSC_0071(Headed across the bridge to the Green Dragon for a drink and dinner)

DSC_0059(Enjoying some special Hobbit brew and apple cider)

DSC_0067(The view from the Green Dragon)

DSC_0082(Music played outside from the film so we decided to dance- when in Hobbiton!)

DSC_0023(Recognize this from Bilbo’s 111th birthday?)

DSC_0088(They cooked a feast fit for a Hobbit- no manners needed here!)

DSC_0134(To conclude the evening we were sent out with lanterns and explored the Shire once more)


DSC_0163(Goodnight Hobbiton)

If you are interested in learning more, click here. I recommend booking the night tour which is available on Wednesdays, it was unbelievable and our tour guides were so much fun and accommodating.

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