My wife and I were honeymooning in New Zealand and we definitely wanted to do at least one thing which was Lord of the Rings related. We opted for the half day Mt. Sunday tour from 4x4 New Zealand. Andre was right on time at their office, and we set out on a great trip. Andre was very knowledgeable about the area and provided great commentary. We drove through the countryside and finally ended up at Mt. Sunday (Edoras). Since we were only doing the half day tour, we didn't actually climb Mt. Sunday. However, the views and the landscape was just spectacular. Exactly as I remembered it from the movie. Actually, Andre had books with stills from the movie, and you see the exact locations of certain scenes.
We had afternoon coffee and snacks in a sheep shearing shed. There were still some freshly sheared wools in one corner. It was very authentic, but might not be everyone's cup of tea.
We were lucky that day, one of the local farmers was plowing his field with a team of Clydesdales. Beautiful animals.
We had a wonderful time, and I'd highly recommend this tour.
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