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... and I reckon it was clear her feet were trying to escape the shackles of shoes and return to the wild!! We boarded the coach and headed back to the start for the inevitable gift shop. Our next stop is Rotorua and a Maori experience. On the way we stopped in Tirau and went to the Alley Cats Cafe for lunch. Hazel discovered a Christmas shop and grabbed a decoration before we continued our drive. We arrived in town and headed to our hotel, the Silver Fern Motel. The bathroom ...
... around 40 degrees. Bliss when the air temperature around you was chilly to say the least. We are now in Ohakune which is a ski resort and today we hit the slopes. Brilliant deal on offer to hire ski's, boots and an hour long lesson and full day lift pass. Paul had never skied before but after a shaky start he decided he was a natural....! After nearly 4 hours or more with ski boots on we had to give in and the relief in taking them off was ...
... teaching adults the art of traditional Maori carving. The tour also took us to the ‘weaving school’ where we saw first hand the method of producing a thread from flax fibre using the edge of a mussel shell. We saw how they would use this thread and flax to weave into baskets, hats and skirts. We also saw how traditional Maori cloaks were woven and decorated. One lady there today was weaving and decorating a cloak for her daughter who died of ...
So the bus journey really was our worst nightmare. We had to give up having our own row of seats as it was packed! Full of really smelly people for some reason as the air-con didn't work so it was like a sauna. Had to change at the first stop into my pyjamas as they were cooler. All in all over the 8 hours on the coach I maybe got 3 hours of dozing and luckily as we arrived into the isite and asked the driver where ...
... in December 1999 and continued for three months. Filming for The Hobbit Trilogy began in October 2011 and took only 12 days. At its peak 400 people were on site, including at various times Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Sean Astin (Sam), Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins) and Martin Freeman (young Bilbo Baggins).
The main goal of the Hobbiton Movie Set is to make the visitors feel that The Shire is a normal village full of inhabited Hobbit ...