See the real middle earth... In New Zealand
New Zealand has always been a whole lot of pretty.
But Peter Jackson's decision to shoot every last bit of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies there has made it a more accessible travel mecca for "Ringers" and nature adventurers alike.
Peter Jackson's epics are famous for their wide shots of gorgeous, untouched landscape meant to be Middle Earth. Almost all of New Zealand stands in as the pristine, pre-Industrial and magical landscape envisioned by J.R.R. Tolkien.