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Hobbiton / Lord of the Rings movie set tour at Matamata review

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Few weeks ago, when Calla's cousin was visiting from New York, we decided to go on a short road trip to Matamata. For those who don't know, Matamata is the area where Sir Peter Jackson shot the scenes of Hobbiton for his famous Lord of the Rings trilogy movies. We were actually pretty lucky  to see the actual hobbit houses used in the movie sets because if you were to visit few years ago, the entire area was torn down after completing the shoot for LOTR.

But now it's been restored as Sir Peter Jackson re-used the area to film his next trilogy, The Hobbit. Seeing that this is now a famous landmark for tourist attraction, they have decided to leave the hobbit houses as it is. I mean really, who would wanna travel all the way here just to see holes in the ground?

The journey to get to the movie set from Auckland City wasn't too bad although once we got into Buckland Road, we were a bit lost as the GPS does not actually lead you directly to the Shire's Rest. But after …

Where did Ronnie go?

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Just thought I'd share a cute video of Calla's niece, Livi, saying hi to me.

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Don't forget your roots, my friend.

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Don't forget your roots my friend,  Don't forget your family, Don't forget your roots my friend, the ones who made you, the ones who brought you here. 
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