Matamata / The Shire / Hobbiton

After “Mordor” we paid a visit to “The Shire” as a contrast. “The Shire” is the place where the Hobbits of Lord of the Rings are living. The movie set, where the “Hobbit holes” were built, is located near the city of Matamata. At this place only the outside shots were taken – all the scenes inside the Hobbit holes were filmed at studios elsewhere. Only the “Green Dragon Pub” is furnished at the inside, but the interior was not part of the movies.

In Matamata we had a great place to stay. We met some Kiwis (here: People from Newzealand) during our hike on Steward Island. They invited us to stay a few days at their place. We graciously accepted their Invitation. Our hosts were very forthcoming and we had a lot to talk about travelling and the differences between NZ and Austria – and also other countries. I hope we will meet again – perhaps when they visit Austria in the future.

One thought on “Matamata / The Shire / Hobbiton

  1. Liebe Eva, lieber Robert,
    Eure Berichte und die vielen schönen Fotos bereiten uns eine große Freude! An Euren Minen kann man erkennen, dass es Euch recht gut geht, besonders Eva strahlt immer so schön. Was Ihr alles erleben dürft, Wahnsinn. Übrigens: der Sohn einer Freundin von mir hat maßgeblich an den Filmen “Herr der Ringe” als Trickfilmbearbeiter mitgemacht und hat mit seiner Familie auch einige Jahre (sein Sohn wurde dort geboren) in Neuseeland gelebt. Bin gespannt, wie es mit Eurer Reise weitergeht. Bleibt gesund und geniesst diese außergewöhnliche Zeit! Eure Claudia & Ernst

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