LORD OF THE RINGS
Over 250 locations across New Zealand were used as the stunning
locations for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies, and
New Zealand’s dramatic scenery is every bit as breathtaking in real
life as it is in film. Start with a visit to Hobbiton (Matamata), where
you can walk around the Shire and visit the film set. Queenstown is
another great place from which to explore the fiords, lakes,
mountains and cliffs used as locations in the film, including
Isengard, and the Misty Mountains. For an unforgettable
experience, take a helicopter tour to see ‘Middle Earth’ from above.
This is the best way to capture the spectacular panoramic views
and to feel the awesome power of nature.
EXPLORE THE OUTBACK
Whether you’re interested in wildlife, rock art, photography or local culture, don’t miss the chance to
explore the breathtaking horizons and open skies of the real Australia. Breathtaking Uluru (Ayers Rock)
is best viewed from the air on a helicopter tour, or by early morning hot air balloon ride. You’ll have
panoramic views of the outback bushland bathed in the dawn light, which is certain to remain with you
forever. If heights aren’t your thing, you can join a motorcycle or 4WD outback tour, but make sure you
also get out on foot to appreciate the vast open spaces, and the ever-changing colour of the rocks
against the sky.