Not a million miles from the one of the finest dairy farming regions in the world, Peter Jackson established the home of the Underhills.It was around New Zealand's north-central rural district of Matamata Piako, just outside of the township of Matamata, that Tolkien's Hobbiton was grown by the Oscar-winning Kiwi director.
Hobbiton On Earth
Leaving this idyll would be hard for any but Frodo and the hobbits must. Trekking southwards with track-savvy Strider, they reach the lush fields of Lorien in heartland Featherston, Wairarapa.
Lorien and The Lady
Departing with precious gifts, the company scramble to Lord Elrond's lush hideaway in Kaitoke Regional Park, wher Frodo recovers from Nazgul nastiness.
The Fellowship is formed