Our Honeymoon: Part 1 – Hobbiton

Hobbiton Hobbits Middle Earth New Zealand tour

When we were planning where we wanted to go for our honeymoon earlier this year, we knew we wanted to go someplace warm, but not humid. We wanted to be able to see and do cool things, but also be able to just relax. Planning a wedding is hard work and we needed this vacay.

We chose New Zealand and Australia because of the above. It was also winter, hurricane season, or just too cold in November most of the other places we had originally considered. Plus, when would we get another chance to take two weeks off from work again and travel across the globe?

First stop: New Zealand!

While in NZ, you must check out Hobbiton, the setting for The Shire that is featured in the Peter Jackson directed films. This was at the top of Matt’s list and I’m always down to check out beautiful scenery! What we saw amazed us.

Hobbiton Hobbit Home Middle Earth New Zealand

No filter needed. This place was awesome!

Hobbiton Hobbits Middle Earth New Zealand

Hobbiton Movie Set in Hobbiton New Zealand North Island Hobbit Home

Hobbiton Movie Set in Hobbiton New Zealand North Island Hobbit Home Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set in Hobbiton New Zealand North Island Hobbit Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set in Hobbiton New Zealand North Island Hobbit Tour

New Zealand selfie in rolling green hills

Stopped for a selfie on the side of “road” (you say road, I say bike path) on our drive back to our hotel in Rotorua. See the “road” below.

New Zealand small roads

Next post: Rotorua and Auckland!