Auto Lodge Motel

298 Ulster St., Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $79.00

Travel Blogs from Hamilton

Zu Gast bei den Hobbits

A travel blog entry by judith_michi


... der Ringe 1-3 gebaut, dann wieder komplett abgetragen, nur um für die Hobbit Filme alles wieder aufzubauen. Seitdem gibt es das Set auch für Touristen zu bestaunen.

- es gibt fünf extra Back up Hobbithöhlen, die um ein paar Millionen Dollar gebaut wurden, es aber wahrscheinlich in keinen der Filme schaffen.

- das Areal war für die Dreharbeiten der Hobbit Filme 6 Monate geschlossen, gefilmt wurde in dieser Zeit aber nur an 12 nicht aneinander folgenden Tagen.

- ...

Kiwi road trip

A travel blog entry by neilywheelie

... that was supposed to be very good and value for money so once we found it, we went there and had a good meal. Strangely the town was fairly deserted including our restaurant. I do find this strange seeing as it is supposedly high season. The food was very good unlike my sleep back at the micro hotel where we were staying; a party started in the small hours in the garden next door and even with my ability to be able to sleep anywhere, would be ...

The journey begins

A travel blog entry by sjoyce007


... by a plane still waiting for 17 more passengers. There's a kind of security check before entering the transit area, which they oddly refer to as sterile. I was hand picked to be checked for explosives with a kind of wand thingy, random they say, but maybe the chewing gum looked suspicious? The watch goes back two hours ...

We're Moving In With Bilbo Baggins!!

A travel blog entry by gemmah


... the New Zealand army was contracted to build 1.5km of road into the site and help with the initial set development. People were told that the site was being used for Army training and was a secure area, the NZ government declared the area a no fly zone to stop the film being leaked. Anybody that flew over the farm would be tracked back to where they landed and fined a couple of hundred thousand dollars! The Alexander farm has over 13,500 sheep on the land, ...


A travel blog entry by cstravelling


Day 174, we took the bus from Paihia to Auckland at 10.15am, it took over 4 hours with a stop at the same cafe we had been to on the way. We had an hour wait in Auckland before our bus to Hamilton at 3.45pm. We sat in the cafe and had a drink and snack to kill time. Then it was onto the next bus for a couple of hours. Annoyingly there were a few girls sat next to us who didn't stop talking the entire journey. We arrived at around 6pm and took ...

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