Cat from Hobbiton {New Zealand}

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Any fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit here? Then you'll probably know that you can visit 'real' hobbit houses in New Zealand as part of the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. The place even has a name: Hobbiton.

The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour starts with a drive through a picturesque sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai ranges. You can then visit the hobbit houses, the Green Dragon Inn, the mill, and the party tree.

When visiting the Shire Hobbiton, make sure to be on the lookout for Pickles. He's the calico cat that lives in and around the hobbit houses.

More info and pictures of Hobbiton and the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour are available at TripAdvisor.

If you want to stay a while, you can check into one of these nearby hotels or inns.



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66 comments:

  1. What a wonderful place for that pretty cat to live.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  2. This must be one of the most wonderful cat-photography(!) I've ever seen!!
    Thanks for sharring, sweetheart!
    Hugs and kisses!

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  3. Hello, I love the cute kitties and the neat hobbit houses. Adorable post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. exactly what I wanted to say ... a cat near a hobbit's house makes a wonderful picture

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  4. I saw your post on Saturday Sharefest and OMG I love this! So cute!

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  5. I really didn't know they were for real!! Amazing!!

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  6. Oh! What fun! Hobbiton with a cat. Perfect. I'm betting Pickles likes the attention, too!

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  7. What a great post! Love all the photos, and I had no idea about this place...but thanks to you, now I do! Gorgeous cat! :)

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  8. Loved the Hobbit books!
    The cat is perfect for the setting

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  9. Such a beautiful ladycat in a beautiful place!

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  10. Elle a choisi un endroit parfois cette demoiselle chat. La Comté est un bon endroit pour un chat.
    La photo où elle est sur le banc, est magnifique. J'aime la luxuriance de la végétation.
    Bon week end
    Nat à Chat

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  11. I love The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit town. Pickles looks well fed and seems to be quite at home in his surroundings. Very cute cat and post ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  12. Lucky Pickles! I'd love to visit Hobbiton some day.

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  13. I would love to meet Pickels, but it is a bit far for me !

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  14. Not a fan of Lord of the Rings, but I've seen this village on a TV program. Pickles is a beautiful cat living a beautiful place.

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  15. Yay for Hobbiton and Pickles! GREAT photos, thank you for sharing -- it put a smile on my face :)

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  16. What beautiful backgrounds for the adorable cats.

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  17. Gawjus kitties as always.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  18. A magical place with its own kitty! Your photos are marvelous and really set the scene.

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  19. How wonderful What a lovely cat. He seems very well looked after and comfortable in Hobbiton.

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  20. Pickles is one lucky kitty :)
    That would be a pawsome place to visit!
    Purrs, Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  21. Cute cat and The Hobbit - what more can anyone want?! These are great photographs, and this is definitely a place I'd love to visit.

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  22. My son loves Lord of the Rings and cats. I am sending this on to him. :-)

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  23. That is too cool! I love it and the kitty.

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  24. My husband likes Lord of the Rings. I do recognize those pretty houses from the movie! Pickles is a very cute kitty :-)

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  25. Yep, we are fans! What gorgeous photos, love them!

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  26. Recently I was in NZ for writers conferences. On my next visit I'll go visit the Hobbiton. Looks so beautiful.

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  27. Wow! I am a fan, and didn't realize there was a place to visit. Great photos!

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  28. Hobbiton looks like a place I could enjoy living in......seriously!......Pickles is lucky to be inhabiting such a magical place.

    Hugs, Sammy and Pam

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  29. We would love to visit that Hobbit house!

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  30. These photos are seriously some of the most CHARMING I have EVER, EVER SEEN! I am smitten with them!
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  31. Such a pretty kitty and how rare to have a male calico.

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  32. Such lovely and special photos. Pickles is beautiful, and how neat that he lives at Hobbinton!

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  33. This is the cutest :) I want to live there. Together with the cat, of course!

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  34. This is beyond cool - I love it!
    I want to peer in the doors and join Bilbo & Frodo & Sam & Pippin for a smoke, and I don't even smoke!

    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/steam-powered-whatchamacallits.html

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  35. Well, I think Hobbiton is just about the most perfect place ever for a cat to live. Beautiful pictures!

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  36. My wife used to live in NZ and didn't know that she lived within a small driving from this. I SOOOOOo want to visit NZ for LOTR tours and to Visit the South Islands.

    Thanks for sharing.

    John

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  37. Somehow I expected 'Puss-in-boots' rather then Pickles. I think I like Pickles better :o)

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  38. This is so absolutely cool, I had no idea this place existed

    Mollyxxx

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  39. Very cool shots. I had no idea they left the sets up after shooting.

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  40. I would love to live in a house like that. The cat has the right idea!

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  41. Wow! Those are cool photos! My Picture Perfect Party Linky has a cat from the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden today at http://abooksandmore.blogspot.co.za/2015/09/fun-at-karoo-botanical-garden.html

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  42. What a fun array of photos, I have enjoyed each of them.
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week!
    Karren

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  43. What a great place to photograph. The world is littered with abandoned movie sets, but this is a great place and someone has had the foresight maintain it's charm and turn it into a tourist attraction.

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  44. Love these pictures!!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  45. I would love to visit those hobbit houses!

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  46. Amazing photos! And Pickles is so cute. :)

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  47. Actually, Calico's aren't "he's" they're "she's".

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  48. What stunning photos! You've done such a beautiful job of capturing these! Thank you for joining us for Photo Friday - I appreciate the support ;)

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  49. we missed thiz one !!!

    how total lee kewl iz THIZ !!!! ~~~~~~ waves two everee one....heerz two a grate week a head ♥♥♥

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  50. I hope to visit Hobbiton sometime... I'm probably going to NZ next year (my family is from there) but I don't think I'll be anywhere near Hobbiton this time around.

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