Monday, 28 November 2016

Quest to visit Hobbiton

I've recently returned from a holiday in Australia and New Zealand, where I had the chance to go to the Alexander farm in Matamata, New Zealand - also known as the film location for Hobbiton, Middle Earth! This place was top of my bucket list for sites to visit when in New Zealand, and I'm happy to confirm it surpassed my expectations. I loved how the village sprawled over the lush landscape and the attention to detail given to the set dressing.

I also had the chance to go to Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop in Wellington, where a lot of the special effects for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were created.