5 Reasons Why You MUST Visit Hobbiton
Yes, you did just read that correctly; you really can actually go and spend time in The Shire!
1. More Than 300,000 Each Year Can’t Be Wrong
That’s seriously how many people wander the charming streets of Hobbiton each year. See, this is why we really think you should go as part of your Wild Kiwi Adventure!
2. Take A Guided Tour
There’s something massively intriguing about getting to see behind the scenes of the movie-making process. Your tour guide is sure to have lots of snippets of information to share about the sets, the actors, the formidable Peter Jackson and the techniques he used to bring everything to life. Here’s one sneaky fact to get you started; did you know that the Hobbit Holes vary in size according to the height of the actors? The more you know, right?!
3. Enjoy A Drink At The Green Dragon
Step into the cosiest of Inns, which has been so meticulously recreated you’ll feel as though you’re in the film. It’s pretty special. The ginger beer is a 10/10 and we challenge you to resist one of their freshly baked cookies. SO good!
4. Feast Like A Hobbit On Your Wild Kiwi Adventure
We all know Hobbit’s love their food and we must admit we totally think a second breakfast should be a thing everywhere. Following the guided tour of Hobbiton as dusk sets in, you’ll enter The Green Dragon’s dining hall for an incredible banquet that would make every Hobbit’s eyes light up with joy.
5. Just Think Of The Selfie Opportunities
Okay, who doesn’t want a picture of themselves standing outside Frodo’s house?! Even if you aren’t a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit super-fan, you have to admit it’s pretty cool. Your friends will be scrolling through their Instagram feeds, casually passing the time, and are almost certain to pause, think “hold on are they…?” and immediately scroll back up to see that YES, yes you are in the Shire!