Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
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- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... that the New Zealand Army helped to construct a road to the film location and then starred in the films as Orcs. The bus took us through rolling hills past several grazing sheep and cattle. After a five minute drive we stopped and entered the set through a tunnel of tall shrubs. Hobbiton is the shire from the "Lord of the Rings", there are four full time gardeners that keep it looking pristine. While the rest of New Zealand is dry with drought ...
... a few scenic ridges in the distance to let you know it's not the sea! Then there is Taupo itself! My world what a tourist trap! Every trick in the book used to full effect to get you to part with your cash! Trinket shops, dining areas on pavements (where you would never normally dine as the passing traffic just coats your meals with fumes) and the all pervasive adrenalin junkie fixes that seam to breed in the New Zealand climate like rabbits! As none of these things floated ...
After a pretty hazy hangover from our night out in Auckland, we travelled through to Rotorua and for the first time, really experiencing New Zealand's magnificent green rolling hills. The scenery all around you is just incredible and as much as I love a city, I was glad to be out into the country. So as previously mentioned, Kelly suggested we done Black Water Rafting. What is that you ask, well it was rafting through caves. Yeah, I'm not much of a caver and even though Ben has ...
Day 13: Arrived in Mata Mata ready to visit Hobbiton! Got a hobbit bus to the area where the film set was based and got told facts about the movie and how they chose the set - Peter Jackson's wife recommended it because of the rolling hills, lake and big tree. It is located on a farm which has 13,000 sheep! The New Zealand army had to build a road right into the hillside so the set could be created. We walked around hobbiton and saw the hobbit houses, Bilbo Baggins' ...
... pulling the milk trolley which they followed. It was enormous fun and we had to hold on tight! Richard helped with all the gates!
On Wednesday we had another check up with the doctor who was happy enough with the progress. It was a really lovely day and the first time we saw the iconic snow capped volcano, responsible for forming the pumice undulating landscape, so we stopped at the viewpoint to take some photographs. That evening we went to see Tom Lincoln ...