I went on a two week journey around Middle-Earth/New Zealand. First stop was Auckland and second stop was Rotorua – traveled for an hour from there to go to Hobbiton. Yes, it’s a real place and exactly like in the movies. All I can say is that it’s beautiful and even if you’re not a fan, you would be mesmerised. I’ve uploaded the photos on tumblr so click the link, well, links or just scroll my page on there because I took many photos!
After Hobbiton, Wellington was the next stop and visited Weta Cave (Weta is behind the special effects and makeup for several works especially Lord of the Rings). Even though it’s small and crowded, Weta Cave is a worth a visit.