After folding our nice and dry clothes, we whipped up our now standard breakfast of oatmeal, complimentary apple from the lobby, and peanut butter. Then it was time to check out and head for the ferry.
We got up early, ate breakfast in the room (banana, yogurt, nuts, oatmeal), and headed south to the farming community of Matamata and Hobbiton! We had been warned to allow extra travel time on all roads but our 30 minute buffer turned out to not be enough. With all the road construction, we just missed the first-of-the-day tour we had reserved but luckily they had space on the next one. Just after lunchtime, when we left, the place was completely filled up. This place is super cool and popular. If you are planning to visit, I highly recommend booking ahead.
I am so thrilled to be sharing the recap of our recent trip to New Zealand! This post will serve as an intro and talk you through the months of planning that we did. If you are dreaming of visiting New Zealand in the future, I hope this information makes your planning quicker and easier.
Be sure to follow this blog as upcoming posts will walk you through each day of our trip with details and pictures.