Part 2. The Hobbiton.

April 2017 – May 2017


movie set, famous hill,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край, Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Hobbiton – is an extraordinary place that everyone saw. This is the Shire) Green hills with white sheeps, huge trees and, of course, hobbits houses.



entrance sign,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Hobbiton is a whole city built in a smallest details for the filming of the movie “The Lord of the Rings”.

mail box,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
Gandalf way,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
Here, at the very beginning of the film, Gandalf drove on the cart.

нора,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Before here was just a farm Alexander, owned by three brothers, two of whom lived right here and one nearby in the village of Matamata.

hobbit hause,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The farm had a good income.

house entrance,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The life of this family has changed after meeting with the filming director Peter Jackson.

way sign,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Peter Jackson in search of the perfect place to shoot the film “The Lord of the Rings” saw the farm and it was an ideal place for Shire.

hill,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

In 1999 construction began and lasted almost a year.

house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

There were dug 44 hobbit holes, built an arched bridge, erected a mill and laid a 1.5 km of road.

big house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Even the army of New Zealand took part in the construction – they built the road.

lamp,way,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
In this city of hobbits were built not only the house-burrows, but also equipped all the utensils, planted hedges and even gardens and orchards.

hobbit house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The problem was to find a suitable huge oak tree that would complete the view on the top of the hill.

Lumberjack,house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

A huge oak was found, cut into numbered pieces and reunited on top of the hill.

Lumberjack, fish,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

To give the tree a natural appearance, in Taiwan were ordered hand-painted leaves.

house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

By the beginning of the filming of the “Hobbit”, almost all the artificial leaves have crumbled or faded and the tree foliage was completely renewed.

Lumberjack,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

But filming director Peter Jackson got to the hospital for a long time, and by the time he was ready to continue filming, the leaves again became worthless.

yellow house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Now the wind blows off the artificial leaves, which are happily collected by tourists as souvenirs.

vegetables,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
flowers,small window,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
All the vegetables in the gardens are real.

bench,honey,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The scenery is thought out to the smallest detail.

ax,wood,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

It’s easy to remember the footage from the film when Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins were sitting at the sunset near the Bilbo’s house, smoking and blewed smoke.

hill,tree,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
Bilbo Baggins house,yellow door,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
When you are near the Bilbo’s house, it becomes clear that there is no sunset visible here), this hillside looks to the east.

underground house,yellow door,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

To show the viewer a scene at sunset, it was spitted to peaces and shot at dawn, but backwards)

Bilbo Baggins house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Htere are many hobbit houses here and beside each one can see something special.

drying dresses,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

After filming “Lord of the Rings” the town came to a certain desolation and part of the scenery was removed.

bread,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
underground house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
The new era of Hobbiton began with the creation of the “Hobbit”, the decorations were updated and no longer removed.

smiles,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The maintenance of the Hobbiton takes a lot of effort – the gardeners are working hard.

The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край movie set,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The farm is still growing sheeps, they look great on the green hills.

hobbit pub,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

There are large and small Hobbit houses.

 smal hobbit house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Near large houses hobbits were filmed to emphasize how low they are.

 blue door, underground house,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

And next to the little ones Gandalf posed to emphasize his enormous growth.

big tree,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Now there are organized tours.

yellow door,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
hobbit yard,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
Every day, 300 people visits Hobbiton.

yellow house, green door,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The tour must be booked in advance.

visitors,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

At 9 am already was a sign, that for today all tours are sold …

hobbit bar,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

What’s strange, but there are more excursions in Chinese than in English, and no other languages.

gandalf cart,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

On a big green bus along the green hills and lambs you will be taken to this fabulous place.

hobbit bar,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

By bus you can drive this 15km built by the New Zealand military.

mill,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Then the fun begins)

mill, lake,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Houses, hills, details …

bar,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Only a few holes can be looked in close up.

hobbit houses,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

And you can come inside to only one.

mill,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

There still stands the famous cart of Gandalf.

hobbit bar,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The mill is as real.

cafe,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The tour ends at the “Green Dragon” pub.

cafe,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

There you will free pour ginger beer or cider.

firewood,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
fireplace,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
There you will have some time for photo and then way back.

cafe,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Despite my dislike for organized tours and the beautiful nature of New Zealand, this tour was one of the most vivid impressions.

bar,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

Must see)

bar,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


window,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
fireplace,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

cafe,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


cafe,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
cafe,tables,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

fireplace,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


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cheese,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
mill,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

mill,lake, smile,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


barrel,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
fireplace,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

mill,lake,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


round window,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
round window,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

mill,lake,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


big tree,houses,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
fish,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

mill, lake,bridge,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


mill,lake,bridge,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


big tree,houses,lake,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
Scarecrow,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

houses,reflection,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


houses,reflection,lake,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


mill,bridge,hill,reflection,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


houses,reflection,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


Scarecrow,garden,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand
 garden,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

 house,red door,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand


hills,sheep,The Hobbiton, The Shire,Хоббитшир, Удел, Хоббитания, Заселье, Край,Matamata, North Island ,New Zealand

The Trip.
Part 2. Qatar.
Part 2. The Hobbiton.
Part 3. The Coast of the northern island.
Part 4. Moeraki boulders, Taiaroa Head and Nugget Point.
Part 5. Fjordland.
Part 6. Quinstown.
Part 7. Mount Cook.
Part 8. West coast.
Part 9. Sea life.
Part 10. Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo.
Part 11. Million Dollar Point and SS President Coolidge.

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