Changi Airport X Hobbiton and Modern New Zealand



As part of the Naturally New Zealand exhibition at Changi Airport Terminal 3, airport visitors can explore this Hobbit Hole for a taste of what you can expect in New Zealand!

The smell of lime was what got me to truly understand how special the Hobbiton set up at Changi Airport is. I walked through the round door of the Hobbit hole and smelt the lingering fragrance of lime, and then I turned, and then I saw a real lime plant beside me.

With the exception of a barrow of prop fruits and vegetables, all the flowers and fruits in Hobbiton are real and alive.

You can smell the flowers if you like…
But don’t pluck the strawberries! (so tempting, I know!)

This travelling Hobbiton was specially flown over and constructed by the very same people who built The Shire for The Lord of the Rings trilologies So, smell the timber too!

Joy discovers the real strawberries – in fact, she was the one who told me about them!
You can also play dress up!

I’d say start with the hobbit hole and gradually move from the Middle Earth to modern New Zealand. I will be listing specific details at the end of this post but here are some of the exhibits which I liked.

Gandalf the Grey guarding The One Ring

Joy meets the Kiwi!
Joy looking out at the Miniature Sky Tower – set your sights far far away!
Wanna play (miniature) golf?
Various features on popular sports in New Zealand
Food tasting sessions of New Zealand produce at selected times – we chanced upon ice-cream!

You will naturally grativate to the 5D stimulator ride. We went on the Canyon Coaster ride. Joy said that she was scared towards the end, but in my opinion, not scary, just that there were some bits which I didn’t expect. Overall, exciting!

Date : 14 March (Saturday) to 5 April 2015 (Sunday)
Time : 12pm to 11pm (Last redemption at 10.30pm)
Venue : Terminal 3 Level 2 Departure Check-In Hall Row 11 (Public Area)

Date: 14 to 22 , 28, 29 March, 3, 4 & 5 April 2015
Minimum Spend: S$40 (S$80 for supermarkets) from any Changi Airport Shop or Dine outlet


Step 1: Take a picture with the autographed ball and show us how big of an All Blacks fan you are.
Step 2: Upload the picture onto your Twitter or Instagram account(s) with the hashtag ‘#ChangiNZ’
Contest ends 5 April 2015, winner notified by 30 April 2015.

Full details of all activities and promotions ongoing for Naturally New Zealand at Changi Airport , including an all-expenses-paid trip for 4 to New Zealand and similar consolation prizes, can be found here! Pop by to experience it for yourself!

Disclosure: We were invited to experience Hobbiton, and Modern New Zealand . I also asked if Joy could have an ice-cream.

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