Hobbiton, New Zealand | photoreport
Hobbiton - the most famous place in New Zealand, the place where they filmed the movie "The Lord of the Rings." Honestly, that is not a fan of this movie, but do not care to go to this place very much.
Almost every site in Oakland offers guided tours in Hobbiton, and the prices are different. Basically - about 270-300NZ along with transportation from Oakland. The journey takes 2-3 hours, so the prices are justified.
If you find a cheaper tour, then most likely, you just do not feed them. Of course, along the way we will stop at the cafe recommended by the driver, with whom he gets a percentage.
Our current driver (Steve) took us to a petrol station to eat this ice cream, not bad, huh?
So 10am we were asked to be on the street Darby steet 40 and wait for a van with yellow inscription Kiwi Fun Tours. At first, people were almost no and we began to worry, but then began to approach couples with booklets.
The bus was delayed for 5 minutes and cheerful driver called us inside. From it came some violent force to do what he has not yet realized.
He took the microphone, greeted us and put him on a bus with a request to each person, so that he said something about themselves, their work, hobbies and favorite celebrities. It was very tiring, but the time flew by rather quickly.
What I saw on the way? New Zealand - not quite the same as in the pictures, at least, North Island. Yes, there is a wonderful and beautiful fields, but for the most part it looks like a normal Russian road with quite ordinary trees, but one distinguishing feature - an abundance of cows. Herds of cows graze here every 500 meters endless stream.
If you want to go to Hobbiton on their own, then the ticket for you will cost 75NZ.
In front of the Hobbiton we drove into town Matamata and again we were given 40 minutes to eat and we bought souvenirs.
Log in Hobbiton itself only with a guide who sits on the bus at the entrance to the park. Another 5 minutes and you have to drive to get to the first house (I do not know what he was in the film). The area is quite large, although initially seems to be something like a doll's house, the size of a small set.
Guides very slowly from the film tells the stories associated with a particular place, but English begins a little annoying at the time and you're not listening to anything. The most offensive, that if you want to move to make any frame away from the active site, the guide calls you and asks you not to be distracted from the tour.
Thatched roof huts for 2 Ukrainians did 5 months.
The best time to travel to Hobbiton - morning and lunch. We, with our Steve, unfortunately were here as early as 3 hours, and therefore not a bright winter sun in New Zealand has already begun to fall.