On the Alexander family farm in Buckland Road – Peter Jackson found the perfect movie location for the Shire. The film crew of Lord of the Rings built the farmer a nice gravel road into his sheep farm and erected a … Continue reading
After leaving Marie and Brian’s farm in Inglewood, we turned east in Stratford towards Taumarunui. This 150km road through the middle of nowhere is also known as Forgotten World Highway, and some of the farms along the way really looked … Continue reading
It was a nice day when we arrived in Wellington and we decided to drive straight to the Weta Caves for some more Lord of the Rings sightseeing. What is Weta? A Giant Weta is a large insect similar to a … Continue reading
For today we had booked a Lord of the Rings location tour with One Ring Tours in Twizel, the modern day capital of Gondor, which is significantly less impressive than the white city of Minas Tirith. Well in reality Twizel … Continue reading
One hour south of Wanaka our next stop was Queenstown, adrenalin capital of the South Island and probably the first place in New Zealand where we saw more travellers from England than from Germany. Despite a population of just over … Continue reading
For all those doubting the existence of Tolkien’s creatures of Middle Earth: we found an elf today in a Takaka coffee shop disguised as barista!
or “The black land of Mordor” OK, whoever doesn’t like or even know J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” saga will probably have a hard time enjoying this particular post … but who are we kidding my precious? There surely … Continue reading