In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Visiting Hobbiton in the Spring is one of the best time to visit. Spring flowers are in bloom, which will die off in summertime with the higher temperatures. Flowers and vegetables plants are based on a traditional cottage garden. The grass is cut in a certain way so it looks natural. There are about seven gardeners working full-time to upkeep the grounds.
After the two-hour tour of the Hobbit holes the last stop is the Green Dragon Inn, which is a pub, serving complimentary beer or cider which is brewed only for the Green Dragon Inn.
Don’t forget spare storage/batteries for your photos as you will be taking a lot of pictures
You get to visit Sam’s home, Bag End – Bilbo and Frodo’s house
The Hobbit homes are just facades – there is nothing inside them
Take plenty of water and sunscreen if visiting in summer
Tours are available from Rotorua and Matamata. For more information on tours visit: http://www.hobbitontours.com/
Surrounding the 44 Hobbit holes, there are a variety of props such as clothes drying on clothes lines, smoke coming out of chimneys, mail boxes and outdoor furniture.