The Real Deal

The Times ran a lengthy travel feature on “the real Middle Earth” to mark the opening of the LotR exhibition at London’s Science Museum. “Never mind whether Frodo manages to destroy that ring […] we’ve all become besotted with the real star of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy – the New Zealand landscape … As Elijah Wood said: ‘New Zealand is Middle-earth. It has every geological formation and geographical landscape you can imagine, and some you can’t.'” A record-breaking 250,000 British tourists visited NZ in the 12 months to July 2003.


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New Zealand Charts On Nat Geo Best Trip List

New Zealand Charts On Nat Geo Best Trip List

Looking for your next adventure? You’ll find it on National Geographic’s annual list of the world’s best destinations for travellers, and of the 25 breathtaking places and experiences listed, you’ll find…