‘Pete’s Dragon’ Stars Love New Zealand Locations

Chances are that by the time you leave the theatre after watching “Pete’s Dragon” you have not only fallen in love with Elliott the dragon, but also New Zealand, where the movie was filmed, according to Gabe Zaldivar in an article for Travel Pulse.

Some of the stars of the movie – Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley – “have taken time to highlight some of the beautiful locations you might enjoy” when travelling to New Zealand.

Robert Redford, who “filmed a good chunk of his scenes from Tapanui” on New Zealand’s South Island, really immersed himself into the lush treasures around the nation in Paradise” – not far from Glenorchy. Redford also enjoyed the Diamond Creek walk and Blanket Bay Lodge.

Bryce Dallas Howard said she loved Waiheke Island.

“Let’s just say I left Waiheke Island and immediately was looking up real estate! It’s a fantastic island with really cool shops, great food and beautiful restaurants. The food is like out of this world sensational,” she said.

“Waiheke Island I would definitely recommend because the beaches are gorgeous! You also feel like you have gone on an adventure with the ferry ride outside of Auckland and like you have had a break away. I mean it was just epic.”

Wes Bentley also liked Waiheke Island, which he described as ““a beautiful place, with various landscapes, wonderful people and a very interesting history.”

“It was exactly what I was hoping for and dreaming of,” he said.

Article Source:  Travel Pulse, Gabe Zaldivar, August 17, 2016

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