The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: New Zealand is middle earth! The amazing and divers scenery of the joungest country on earth is the only place, where this great storys of hope by J.R.R. Tolkien could be filmed. A lot of the locations are the unknown New Zealand, far away from known tourist attractions but so beautiful in scenery and nature. Breathtaking views, scenic landscapes, awesome nature: mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, tussok grassland, green hills, woods, bush, wilderness: Discover 100% Pure New Zealand. It is 100% middle earth experience. A must do for Tolkien-Fans who like to travel.
World-famous film director Peter Jackson used New Zealands unspoilt scenery to make middle earth remarkably real. While he is proud New Zealander, he chose to film in his country because NZ geography can provide a huge variety of filming locations. From snowy mountains and desolate volcanic wasteland to serene beaches and enchanted forest, New Zealand is a cinematic paradise. The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy is one of the biggest cinema projects ever undertaken. It had a budget of $280 million and was filmed in some of New Zealands most beautiful places.
LotR-cast and crew about New Zealand: Elijah Wood: I have never seen a country in wich there are so many different gorgeous landscapes. Peter Jackson: Because we are making the movies I got to see incredibly magical remote places in New Zealand. Its the just most amazingly stunning place, beautiful. Richard Taylor: In New Zealand is still an innocence within the landscape a untouched blessed feel. This environment that feels as though mankind has not yet visited it. Sir Ian Mc Kellen: Middleearth is a real place and its New Zealand.
The most Set-Locations are easy accessible by road or walk. Some locations are only Helicopter-accessible and I did it with Nelson Helicopters (Nelson) and Southern Lakes Helicopters (Te Anau). The Helicopter-only locations are the favorites of director Peter Jackson. During 3 trips I vistited the most of the Set-Locations of the Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy in New Zealand. I have seen breathtaking scenerys. Great experience! I can not say whats my favorite Location, because there are so much Highlights. Its the best way to try out yourself what you like the most. At some locations it is possible to make guided tours to explore Middle-earth in New Zealand. The LotR-Set-locations are located on both Islands, North Island and South Island.
The following places and sites are seen in this video or are nearby: Mount Ruapehu, Iwikau Village, Whakapapa Ski Field, Tongariro National Park, Arrow River, Arrowtown, Mount Solitary, Mount Chrisholm, Mount Vera, Seaforth River, Fiordland National Park, Matamata, Alexander Farm, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt, Birchville, Brown Owl, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Manakau, Keeling Farm, Otaki Gorge, Takaka Hill, Kanaan Road, Abel Tasman National Park, Ford, Bush Creek, German Hill, Turret Range, Precipice Peak, Mount Olympus, Clark Peak, Mount Owen, Hope Range, Kahurangi Natonal Park, The Remarkables, Double Cone, Lake Alta, Rastus Burn, Paradise, Mount Alfred, Mount Earnslaw, Mill Flat, Sugar Loaf, Humbold Mountains, Dundas Creek, Waiau River, Rangitikei River, Omatane, Closeburn, Lake Wakatipu, Cecil Peak, North Mavora Lake, Mount Eldon, Mount Aspiring, Popes Nose, Aeroplane Peak, Moncrieff Peak, Rainbow Col, Waiatoto Lake, Volta Glacier, Mount Aspiring National Park, Whakapanui Stream, Mount Ngauruhoe, Pinnacle Ridge, Meads Wall, Poolburn Reservoir, Raggedy Range, Dunstan Mountains, Smooth Peak, Hummock Peak, Bald Hill, Franz Josef Glacier, Mount Campbell, Mount Sunday, Erewhon, Mount D' Archiac, Black Mountain, Havelock River, Rangitata River, Mount Potts, Deer Park Heights, Mountain Tarn, Peninsula Hill, Frankton, Queenstoen, Fernside, Featherston, Tauherenikau River, Putangirua Pinnacles, Ben Ohau Station, Ben Ohau Range, The Pyramid, Fraser Stream, Tukino Ski Field, Rangipo Desert, Upper Waikato Stream
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I love Bulgaria - beautiful nature, incredible landscapes, paradise on earth, great Black sea coast.
Why Bulgaria is unique and incomparable???
* This is the most beautiful country in the world
* Four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter)
* Virgin areas (Rodopi is the most beautiful mountain in the world) with very pure (therapeutic) air
* Beautiful sea - cold and romantic in north, hot and entertaining in south
* Bulgaria ranks third in number of historical monuments in Europe
* Bulgaria is a state of 1300 years and has a rich cultural heritage - Bulgarian, Greek, Roman, Thracian
* Bulgaria has given the world Cyrillic alphabet, Slavic culture and yogurt and is at the core of European culture and civilization
* Foreigners say that bulgarians are very hospitable and friendly people and they have the most beautiful women in the world
* Pristine places, beautiful landscapes, opportunities for fun and pleasant stay, rest for body and soul
* Great opportunities for rural, ecological, cultural, historical, summer, winter, health, SPA and Wellness tourism. Few world class mountain resort and many remarkable beaches.
Part of the pictures are from Bansko - a town and ski resort in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 925 m. Bansko is bigest and well modernised ski center of the Balkans and has recently hosted World Cup alpine ski races: the women raced in 2009 in two downhills and a super G.The men's circuit made its first stop at Bansko in 2011 with a super combined and a slalom. Alpine and biathlon competitions take place regularly. It is expected that the summer biathlon world cup will also take place in the resort of Bansko.
The summer pictures are from Black sea coast.
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From a recent trip to Phuket, home to some of the bluest waters and most stunning beaches and scenery in the world. Highlights include Maya Bay / Maya Beach (where "The Beach" was filmed), Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi, James Bond Island (where one of the first 007's was filmed; aka Khao Phing Kan).
The video footage was filmed using a Canon 5D Mark II.