New Zealand / The Lord of the Rings – Adventure Trip
For three weeks I (Dirk Drabicki) was on the road in New Zealand to see the country and also various filming locations of the three Lord of the Rings and also the Hobbit films.
I ended up visiting at least 20 different locations, including Hobbiton, Edoras and Mount Doom.
This was a lifelong dream come true for me and I want to share it with you.
Even the journey itself turned out to be an adventure, because the first Corona cases were just coming up and I also had to deal with a few restrictions on location.
In the end, however, everything went well and I was able to get to know a fascinating country that is incredibly diverse and where it is possible to swim on the beach, dig in the snow, see volcanic deserts and experience fjords.
I did a lot of hiking and covered over 4,000 km in total.
This is an experience report of the trip, with a strong focus on the locations with tips, recommendations and advice if you are planning to take on the adventure in the future as well.