MilesWithVibes: Hobbiton movie set was a highlight of my visit to New Zealand and it certainly exceeded my expectations. Being a true fan of Tolkien's Middle-Earth since I was a young hobbit, I simply couldn't afford missing it. From the time you set foot in Hobbiton Movie Set you instantly time-travel back to the past. It's just you, rolling emerald hills, colourful hobbit holes and ... sheep. One of the best parts of the guided tour was The Green Dragon Inn. Grab your pint of hobbit (local) beer, sit by the fireplace and enjoy your drink, watching the lake and the picturesque old mill next to the arched bridge. It simply can't get any better!
I have written an article about Hobbiton, my own little tribute to my childhood fantasyland, with pictures and more information. Feel free to have a look at https://www.mileswithvibes.com/hobbiton/visiting-hobbiton-movie-set-matamata-new-zealand/.