Monday, 19 March 2012

discover middle earth

sat at my desk in work on a cold monday morning wishing i was anywhere else, specifically here...

new zealand

the one place that i've always wanted to go. i've made a promise to myself that i will go there at some point in my life. i think it's one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen, the sightseeing there must be amazing.
the one thing that does appeal to me and made me first realize just how 'wow' this country was, is the fact that 'the lord of the rings trilogy' was filmed here. i would love to see the actual sites where my favorite scenes took place.
i came across a 'lord of the rings film location tours' which looks brilliant! i just hope by the time i get to travel across the world that this is still available!

visit 'the shire' in the town of matamata, perfect settings, green grass, rolling hills perfect for a hobbit home. distinctive hobbit holes and 'the party tree' are still on show for visitors to see while on the hobbiton tour. sounds fantastic! 

now this is probably my favorite of all the tours...complete the walk to mordor. its an all day walk (7-8 hours) while taking in the breath taking surroundings of steaming fumaroles, volcanoes, lava flows and the emerald lake. described as the best one day walk in new zealand. can you imagine the photos!

i really shouldn't have looked at this... i really want to go...right now!
it's one of those journeys i don't think people ever forget and it's definitely on my bucket list!

is there a place you really want to visit?

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures, it makes me want to go there too. I really want to visit Bora Bora. I think its divine! Thanks for your sweet comment and follow! Following you too :)