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Curious New Zealand: 16 kiwi peculiarities

New Zealand is a land of contrasts, variety and diversity. Lush rainforests meet glaciers and magnificent fjords, there’s world-class surfing, heaps of gorgeous sandy beaches, deserted bays, the Southern Alps and active volcanos. The country has a strong arts scene and a vibrant film industry, being the setting of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films; New Zealand has given the… Read more →

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Visiting Middle Earth: just a hop and a skip from Wellington

During a visit to Wellington I had a few hours to spare and decided to take part in a LOTR tour of filming locations around Wellywood. I booked the half-day tour with Wellington Rover Tours. Conveniently, the groups are kept small and the guide picks you up from your hostel in a minibus. My guide was extremely knowledgeable about anything… Read more →

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