Here are the Planning Websites we used for this Trip to Matamata
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Momondo, Booking Buddy. We always use these 2 great price comparison sites to find the world’s cheapest flights.
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Matamata, with its rolling hills, luscious green pastures and dairy farming industry, is more than just a laidback region in the New Zealand’s North Island. Once you get there, you will be treated to a magnificent yet isolated countryside scenery, which is seemingly ripped off from the pages of a fairytale classic. Perhaps, this is the very reason why a family farm beside the town was chosen to become the setting for the film adaptation of J.R. Tolkien’s masterpieces – the “Lord of the Rings” and the “Hobbit” series. With one look, Peter Jackson and the producers of the film probably thought that if hobbits (little people) were real, they would be living their “Middle Earth” days here. And so the Alexander Farm, just outside of Matamata town proper, was transformed into the movie world’s Hobbiton or the Shire – a beautiful spot full of happy and friendly creatures, who have the tendency to go off into dangerous adventures.