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Fictional Footsteps

From Hobbiton to Mordor in New Zealand

When Peter Jackson chose to film The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in New Zealand, he knew it would provide the perfect landscapes for a fantastical Middle-earth.


Fictional Footsteps

A return to Middle-earth

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy turned New Zealand’s landscapes into movie stars. Celebrate the release of The Hobbit, the first in a series of prequels, by searching for new adventures.
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Seven awe-inspiring golf courses

Keeping your mind off the scenery and on the game may be difficult.


New Zealand’s mighty ‘Rhine of the South’

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A canoe trip down the Whanganui River, tucked away on the North Island, offers travellers the perfect combination of abundant natural splendour, history and adventure.
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Worldwide Weird

Wearable art walks the runways in New Zealand

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In Wellington, an annual awards show pushes fashion to its limits by displaying strange materials, avant-garde ideas and unique construction techniques.
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Beyond the Headlines

The planet’s pristine waters

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Bodies of water that truly live up to their crystal clear reputation.
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