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Why New Zealand, Middle-earth of Lord of the Rings fame, should be explored

New Zealand, the country which was to form the Middle-earth of the Lord of the Rings series, is a compelling country to visit. Here’s why.

travel Updated: Dec 10, 2016 17:32 IST
New Zealand is where Lord of the Rings’ Middle-earth was shot.
New Zealand is where Lord of the Rings’ Middle-earth was shot.(Shutterstock)
         

To celebrate 15 years of New Zealand being the real Middle-earth, Tourism New Zealand has come up with a unique way for tourists to explore the country by re-imagining it through the eyes of The Lord of the Rings characters.

The journey engages consumers through a unique quiz designed to discover which character they would be. Consumers will be provided with a character inspired journey throughout New Zealand with an itinerary on Tourism New Zealand’s official website.

Ace filmmaker Peter Jackson says that since the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, nothing has changed in New Zealand.

New Zealand offers a variety of landscapes -- lush green forests to soaring mountains.
New Zealand offers a variety of landscapes -- lush green forests to soaring mountains. ( Shutterstock )

“New Zealand has such a variety of landscapes from lush green forests, to soaring mountains. The grandeur of these landscapes saw tourists flock to our shores, and made a huge impact on the tourism industry,” Jackson said in a statement.

“New Zealand is the perfect Middle-earth and a real place that visitors can experience for years and years to come,” he added.

The endless beauty of New Zealand is bewitching.
The endless beauty of New Zealand is bewitching. ( Shutterstock )

Sharing his love for the country, actor Ian McKellen said: “This is the Middle-earth I had always pictured. How can New Zealand not bewitch anyone who visits?”

According to Skyscanner survey, New Zealand emerged as a favourite among Indian travellers, witnessing a growth of 52 percent in travel searches from last year.

First Published: Dec 10, 2016 17:30 IST