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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

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A little hobbit is invited onto the adventure of a lifetime!

  • ISBN: 978-0007458424
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What you need to know before your trail

The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.

Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.

Travel Guide


The village where it all begins


The forested areas of Mount Victoria, within walking distance of the central city, were used to depict Hobbiton Woods, where the hobbits hid from the black riders.

Wellington’s Kaitoke Regional Park became Rivendell, where Frodo recovered from the knife attack.

Queen Elizabeth Park near Paraparaumu was used for filming the Nazgul and mumakil in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Over the hills through the Wairarapa region next to the Putangirua Pinnacles, where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli sought the Paths of the Dead.

Mount Sunday

This is a sheer-sided hill that was the set for Edoras, the main city of the Rohan people.

The set  no longer exists but true fans will see be able to feel and see it in their minds eye.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Hobbit

Destination : New Zealand  Author/Guide: J. R. R. Tolkien  Departure Time: Fantasy

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