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Bilbo's Hobbit Hole and the Party Tree in the Shire
I showed my 8-year-old son all the Lord of the Rings movies prior to our trip to NZ. He then re-watched the first one three times on the car trip... so he was just as excited as I when we arrived.
You might remember Bilbo Baggins' hobbit hole and all the scenes with Frodo and Gandalf inside. That is it right there, on the right hand side at the top. The huge tree on the left is the "party tree", which was the centerpiece for the big party for Bilbo's birthday. It was the one of the main reasons that Peter Jackson chose this remote farm outside of Matamata on the North Island.
- Trey Ratcliff
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