30 Dec '14, 3pm
Sky Gardens Blog Post: Explores Middle-earth at Hobbiton, NZ | #greenroofs
This beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth by people with great respect for nature, and it’s being kept pristine, with great care obvious in every aspect of its daily operation. Located near the farming town of Matamata with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges, the Hobbiton™ Movie Set is pretty easily accessible. The address is 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata, New Zealand (+64 7-888 1505), and it’s a two-hour drive from Auckland and within easy access of other tourist destinations including Rotorua, Waitomo, Tauranga and the city of Hamilton. As you can imagine, I highly recommend the tour to everyone of all backgrounds and ages.