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!
(A glance of the Shire- 44 Hobbit homes in all)
(Each home is carefully constructed to look completely real, while the inside is hollow)
(I loved the grass on all of the rooftops and most of the flowers and vegetables were real! They have a full time gardener on hand to keep everything flourished and alive)
(Oh hey, is Bilbo home?)
(The home of our favorite Baggins’- Bilbo & Frodo)
(It’s just our size. We’ll take it!)
(Lookout Point of the Shire)
(Headed across the bridge to the Green Dragon for a drink and dinner)
(Enjoying some special Hobbit brew and apple cider)
(The view from the Green Dragon)
(Music played outside from the film so we decided to dance- when in Hobbiton!)
(Recognize this from Bilbo’s 111th birthday?)
(They cooked a feast fit for a Hobbit- no manners needed here!)
(To conclude the evening we were sent out with lanterns and explored the Shire once more)
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.