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Leaving Te Anau (5)

Journey to Middle Earth

October 19th 2011
The fog cleared and we continued on the road, along the mountains towards Queenstown. You are probably wondering where my reference to Middle Earth fits in, but Queenstown was actually used for a large amount of the Lord of the Rings films. Once we arrived, looking over the misty mountains, it was clear why this special place was picked to represent the magical kingdom of J.R.R Tolkien's stories. ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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