New Zealand: Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves
When in New Zealand, tick these two off the bucket list!
In the heart of New Zealand, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Enjoy a walk around the set, discover the most famous locations such as Bilbo's house and the Green Dragon Inn and find out how the movie magic was made.
And at about a 1-hour drive from Hobbiton, discover the magical Waitomo caves with its fascinating glowworms. Unlike any other cave scenery, these little creatures light up the rocks above you like a starry sky as you glide through the cave rivers on a small boat, as if you are in a beautiful dream. A must-visit natural attraction!