I am never one to disrespect a beloved landmark, but remember my description of Kiwi’s? No Hollywood (i.e. pretense/narcissism)? Well, Hollywood made it’s way to Matamata, New Zealand in a big way- self-aggrandisment and big ego are all apart of The Hobbiton (c’mon Californians we are trying to get away from Hollywood on vacation). Matamata is GORGEOUS lots of thoroughbred stud farms, sheep and rolling hills. A bit like another favorite place Calgary, Matamata is green, bucolic and filled with farms. Until you hit, The Hobbiton.