You can't travel freely. You have to follow a group to visit scenic spots. In fact, it's still a long way from matamata, and it's a long way to go before we get to the door. Hobbiton's house has only a facade and it's empty inside. The guide lobbies that the inside scenes of the Ring are taken at Wea Studio in Wellington. But it's lovely to see such a small house. And a glass of ginger at Green Dragon Bar. It tastes good.
Tickets are $75 per adult, including tour guides, shuttle bus fares, and the first drink in the greendragon. Beer and Ginger Beer are optional. Children under 5 are free to visit, and children between 5 and 12 are $10. The whole visit lasted about two hours. In the movie, Hobbit Village presents the audience with "real" scenes, dwarf cabins, fences, houses and 5,000 square meters of vegetables and flower beds.
As soon as I entered the village, I felt that I had come to a world of peach blossoms, with delicious grass and colourful falls. It seemed that people had been enchanted and forgotten the worldly world in an instant. They wanted to live here in the early morning, in the wilderness year, with the moonlight hoeing back. Along the way, the narrator will follow the established route to explain the story behind the film shooting. There are Chinese and English leagues to choose when visiting the village. Because of the long time interval between Chinese leagues, we chose English leagues to avoid waiting time. However, the level of CET-6 is not enough to support a slightly professional interpretation. It is a pity that we can only understand five or six. Tour all the way to the Green Dragon Restaurant as the end point, drink a free drink here, listen to the sound of water pretend to be the native Hobbit. Matamata has a restaurant in its i-site, and there is no place to eat nearby. New Zealand, with the exception of several big cities, most tourist destinations are sparsely populated, unlike restaurants everywhere in the country, so it's better to have snacks and water on the bus to keep hungry at any time. Dinner is usually served in scenic spots.
It's not easy to get to Hobbyton. It's more than three hours'drive from downtown Auckland. The nearby town is quite big. After having a meal in the town, I continued to drive to the scenic parking lot. The parking lot is easy to find, large and free. On the second floor of the ticket office is the restaurant: fast food, on the first floor is the Hobbit Travel Gift Shop. Made in China, the most characteristic product in the shop, is more expensive. Because the time was not right, I waited for an hour at the entrance of the scenic spot after buying the ticket. There was a special Hobbyton bus to pick up the ticket. Self-driving was not allowed to enter the scenic spot. The tour time was 1 hour and 45 minutes. During the day, 79 New Yorkers were one person and the children were free. There are young guides on the bus to explain the whole journey in English. The speed of walking is very slow, the artificial landscape is exquisite, and the natural scenery is beautiful. At the end of the tour, they will take free drinks to Hobitun Restaurant. The cold and delicious ginger beer will relieve a lot of heat.
Everyone knows about Yao Chen's wedding. I only know where my father went. So I decided to go to New Zealand. Besides the path of the Ring, this is a major focus. We rented our own car and could be here in about 50 minutes from our friend's Hamilton downtown area. Originally thought that there is no ticket here, but later found that everyone is buying tickets, there are special travel companies to develop the Ring Tour, even the bus is Hobbit style.
I like this trip very much. The film is the place where King of the Rings was filmed. The scenery of the ranch is beautiful. Not enough. The different proportions and shapes of the bag bottom holes reflect the different occupations of the owners. Some chimneys are smoking, others are drying their clothes, which is very atmosphere. The trail passes through pocket holes to reach the pocket holes where the protagonist of the Lord of the Rings lives. Take a picture for souvenir. The panoramic view from the top of the hill is also very good. There is also the Green Dragon Restaurant under the hill. It restores the decorative style of the film. It's very relaxing to have a glass of wine or soda to rest your feet here.
On a surprising day, the tickets of Hobbit Village were almost sold out, and only booked into the park at 7:45 a.m. The alarm clock of the hotel turned out to be Oolong. Fortunately, the driver had a very good control of the time on the road, arrived five minutes ahead of schedule, and was able to enter the park smoothly. Every hut in the garden is designed differently, the details are exquisite, the hut and nature are so perfect, so creative! Another scenic spot, blue spring, is also beautiful. The green water grass and clear lake water reflect each other in the village, forming a beautiful scene. Finally, I went to Hamilton Garden to enjoy its five thematic gardens.
Matamata's Hobbit Village is so famous that it should be globally famous for a Lord of the Rings movie. The scenery here is really good. It's as quiet and peaceful as in the movies. When a dwarf's wooden house is scattered, it's like returning to the movie clips. It's amazing and beautiful. Don't pity your camera when you get here. You must take more pictures. It's absolutely worth remembering.