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For fans of "The Lord Of the Rings" trilogy or "The Hobbit" movies, Matamata village is an essential must-visit. Here, you can experience Hobbiton first-hand and feel like one of Tolkien's characters for a moment. The village is an estimated 2 1/2-hour car ride from Auckland, but the journey is worth every minute and you can take breaks on your way there, to simply marvel at NZ's beautiful and diverse landscape.
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The whole region of Auckland is just waiting to be explored and with its stunning nature, beautiful beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf, the city does for sure offer an amazing travel experience for their visitors. Auckland is the perfect place to recharge your batteries with some pampering, see a variety of scenic landscapes, or to experience the buzz of urban bustle or why not get a thrill of some adventure activities. No matter what you are, looking for you will for sure find it in Auckland.