Grand Hotel Rotorua
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Rotorua
At $99 New Zealand dollars (£50) this friendly hotel offers great value for money and a free continental breakfast as well.
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... of the production and we all loved taking pictures, including a great 'family portrait' of the 4 of us in a hobbit hole. The last hobbit hole we saw was of course Bilbo Baggins', Tory was in her element here. The attention to detail in the whole Shire is incredible, all the houses show different occupations of the hobbits and each one is different from another. Some of the trees were made especially for the film and every individual leaf had been sewn on by hand. We were pretty sad to ...
After a lie in we headed out for a short walk in the Ruakuri Reserve which was a nice and refreshing start to the morning! It was really nice to be in the great outdoors and listen to the gushing water! It was then back on the bus for about an hours journey to the Hobbiton movie set! This was really epic, just look at the photos! It was so awesome to hear all of the stories about how the set was put together, in particular how much of a perfectionist Peter ...
... Great War, which was unveiled by the Queen's father. The park is dominated by the imposing museum, a magnificent building constructed in a sort of modern variation on tudor-style. Through the park, we found ourselves at Rotorua's huge lake, which is several miles wide. The foreshore is highly populated by waterfowl, and shags, swans and ducks created a beautiful scene around a dead tree on one islet. Water planes zoomed ...
... of hours seeing the fence that Bilbo set off over with his contract saying he was off on an adventure, the party tree for Bilbo's eleventieth birthday, Sam's home, seen at the end of LOTR, and of course Bag End, home to Bilbo and Frodo.
The tree above Bag End was real for LOTR, but present tree is steel and silicon ...
... another country that was certified to drive DUKWs because unfortunately the process to train someone takes a lot of time and money. After several weeks of emailing back and forth I convinced him to hire me. We weren't sure how or if it was going to work. All I knew is I would do whatever it takes to make it happen. At one point I didn't hear from him a month. I lost all hope. I packed my bags and said "if I can't have my next adventure be back in NZ then ...