Of course I took photos of many hobbit houses!!!
The film set has been established on a beef and sheep farm that covers 1250 acres.
Originally the homes were made from polystyrene, untreated timber and ply
The road in from the edge of the farm was put in by the army, we were told they were not busy that day!!!! The army also handled logistics of moving all that was required on set at all the different locations and then they played the Orcs!!!!
With the start of the last movies in 2009 the Hobbit homes were rebuilt over two years, and today they are well maintained
There were many Monarch butterflies fluttering around and lost of bumble bees, my favourite bees) buzzing around in the flowers.
The vege gardens are real and the gardeners are having a competition to see who can grown the biggest pumpkin!!
This pond was created as part of the movie set and as soon as it was filled up many frogs moved in. When filming started Sir Peter Jackson asked for them to all be removed to another pond as they were louder than the actors talking! ! Lol!!
The woodcutters wheelbarrow
Looking from the Hobbit village over to the Green Dragon.
This was the only Hobbit house we could go into, some were not safe, others the gardens were being protected from many tourist feet.
More houses in the hillside
Another view to the Green Dragon.
The flour mill
And here we go into the Green Dragon for a ginger beer, pale ale, cider and another beer we can't remember!! From here we went back to the bus and were driven off the movie set and back to the tourist centre, where we had lunch. It was a great day out, loved Hobbiton and would recommend it to anyone going near.
We are now at Opal Springs just out of Matamata in what feels like a luxury unit..even has hot water!!! 😀 I have been in for a swim in the pools, one for swimming and two for sitting, the hottest is 49 degC, so good for taking away the aches of the day.
Might go for another soak before bed.
My token sewing effort...one little star.