Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tauranga - Excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set

Up early today to go on our excursion to Hobbiton, where many of the scenes for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies were filmed.
We had been here before but are going again now that Michael has seen all the films. He is super excited!!
We met in the Princess theatre bright and early to go to our buses. 

After a 1 hour drive by coach, we arrived at Hobbiton in pouring rain. The one time I didn't bring ponchos!! Luckily they supplied umbrellas.
The movie set is an outdoor set nestled in a working farm. 
It was great to see the hobbit houses and learn about how various scenes were filmed. Michael was beside himself as he saw the actual places where his favourite scenes were filmed. 

We ended the tour at the Green Dragon pub from the movies. They served us some morning tea.

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