More Lord of the Rings Locations in New Zealand

As you’ve seen on my travels around the North Island of New Zealand, there are tons of Lord of the Rings locations you can visit (like Hobbiton and various Middle Earth locations). Here are a few LOTR locations on the South Island:  

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Helicopter Ride Over Middle Earth

The Remarkables (the mountain ranges show below) were all over Lord of the Rings. Seeing their beauty IRL, it’s easy to see why. Check out the views from an insane helicopter ride just outside of Queenstown, New Zealand. Watch the video below for an idea of what the helicopter ride was like. However, New Zealanders…

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Middle Earth is even better IRL

New Zealand is a tremendously beautiful land. Its hills are jagged and grassy and covered in sheep. Driving the countryside, rain or shine, is breathtaking–so breathtaking, it doesn’t feel real. Everywhere you look, you feel as though you’re in the middle of a Lord of The Rings scene. Below is where they filmed the Gates…

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One Travel Destination to Rule Them All

Hobbiton in Matamata New Zealand may very well be one of the most magical places on earth. It was the real set for the Lord of the Ring movies–perfectly perched in the unique farmland hills of the north island. The attention to detail is unreal–you can’t help but get butterflies in your stomach as you…

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Nike EXPLOSION!

When I woke up this morning, I was reminded of a quote by one of my favorite authors. Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together. -Ray Bradbury Today I felt like a…

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firework face

There is a dish to hold the sea, A brazier to contain the sun, A compass for the galaxy, A voice to wake the dead and done! That minister of ministers, Imagination, gathers up The undiscovered Universe, Like jewels in a jasper cup. -John Davidson

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happy the (wo)man

There’s nothing like the back roads of East Texas to keep you happy. Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own: He who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. Be fair or foul or rain or shine. The joys I have possessed,…

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Insanity

Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. -Ray Bradbury This quote is from one of my favorite authors of all time. Just a reminder that if you are inspired to do something great- then do it. Even if everyone thinks you’re crazy. You may be wondering about the absence…

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