Whether it is business or pleasure you are going to travel to New Zealand, but did you know that your travel agent can make your trip even more memorable with a tour of tow famous movie sets? That's right, you can walk in the same footsteps of actors whose names resonate throughout Hollywood as you visit New Zealand's 3 famous movie sets. Don't just travel to New Zealand, "Explore. Dream. Discover,"--Mark Twain.
- Lord of the Rings--Although this is Peter Jackson's homeland, J.R.R Tolkien must have envisioned a place like Welligton as it fit perfectly for the scenes of Lord of The Rings. Walk on the same trail that Elijah Wood did when he decided to travel with the ring on his own. Visit the river where Arwen crossed with Frodo as the ring wraiths follow closely on their heels.
- King Kong--Also directed by Peter Jackson, the King Kong set is also in Wellington on Shelly Bay and Lyall Bay and Seaview located in the Hutt Valley. This was the original location for the 1933 version, and to continue tradition, the 2005 version is also set filmed here. Here you see the original boat used for this film.
- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe--Christchurch, Cantebury. Leaving this location to go west, you will tour the country in which this movie set largely uses for its scenes.
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”--Martin Buber. Now you are aware of how to make the most out of New Zealand when you visit the New Zealand's 3 famous movie sets.