New Zealand: A visit to Hobbiton
Early December 2015, my wonderful boyfriend Jarrad flew me over to meet him in Aukland in New Zealand.
Jarrad was in Aukland photographing the last show of Ed Sheeran's tour. We stayed in the city for a couple of nights before heading out to explore on our own. The night of Ed Sheerans last show was so much fun! The show itself was amazing, but the afterparty made the night even better. Ed Sheeran was performing with supporting acts Passenger and Rudimental so they were also at this exclusive after party. I was so excited to be there with Jarrad, to meet Ed and have a drink with Passenger and his tour crew. I even got to DJ with Rudimental! (…and by DJ, I mean randomly pressing buttons and pretending to be cool).
The photos below are from the following days after we left Aukland. First stop was Hobbiton. I’ve always been a huge Lord Of The Rings fan so this little day trip had me losing sleep with excitement for weeks prior. I can tell you it did not disappoint. I have never seen a place so charming and picturesque! We got there for sunrise and we were given a private tour of the village. We explored the quaint little lane ways and gardens and I almost got tearing every time were passed a tiny little hobbit hole! After leaving the village of my dreams, we stopped by at Hamilton Gardens, a public garden in the South of Hamilton. Each little garden had a different theme and it was so peaceful to walk through the beautifully designed pathways and see the carefully styled flower beds
Our next stop was to Bridal Veil Falls. It was a bit of a walk to get there but well worth it for the view we were gifted. Once we got to the waterfall it was even more of a trek to get down to the bottom of it but with such a beautiful view we almost didn’t notice the time it took. We spent a bit of time here before we headed back to our accommodation which tonight was something a bit special. Jarrad had set us up with a nights stay in a Tipi! I haven’t been camping since I was very young so I was excited for this one. Have a look below at our photo's from the trip.
Photo credits to Jarrad Seng