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We went to Mata-mata (where Hobbiton is located) over new year, it’s very pretty. IF you are a fan and are planning to go, youprobably want to go sooner rather than later as the tree that was used for the Party Tree is dying and probably won’t be there for many more years.
We did a fly drive tour of the North Island a few years back, some of the highlights included the glow worm caves at Waitomo, Rainbow Springs wildlife park at Rotarua, we did a walk down a volcanic caldera just south of Rotarua, the Lake at Taupo, and did a full day LotR tour around Wellington. We were back at Wellington over Easter, and really enjoyed the City and Sea museum (the Maori stories hologram was awesome), and the cable car up the mountain then walked back to the city through the gardens was spectacular.