In search of Hobbits: Part 1 A journey around the South Island of New Zealand

I tidied up my blog a bit on our search for Hobbits in New Zealand.

A Kiwi living in Brighton

It was nice to arrive back in New Zealand in November 2010 although a bit odd that my Canadian in-laws Joe and Inga met us at Christchurch airport. I am a kiwi and it should have been the other way around except that we now live in the UK. Our first stop was a Best Western Hotel near the airport and then dinner at Annie’s Wine Bar at the Arts Centre in central Christchurch. Sadly it has now closed due to the damage by the earthquake.

The next day we drove to the West Coast stopping at Castle Rock which is an area famous for rock bouldering. Another claim to fame is the Dalia Lama named it in 2002 a Spiritual Center of the Universe. If you are up for a little adventure just a few kilometres up the road is the Cave Creek Reserve where you can get your…

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