New Zealand…Island of Hobbits and more…

Could there be any more perfect location than New Zealand to film the upcoming Hobbit movie? Green grassy knolls, cloud covered slopes, rugged mountain terrain. The Maori people called Mount Cook “Cloud Piercer” and referred to the majestic place as “Land of the Long White Cloud.” Here are a few fun trivia facts about New Zealand.

1. Many of the birds here have gradually lost their ability to fly.

2. Rugby is the most popular sport!

3. Australia is New Zealand’s closest neighbor…1,000 miles away.

Ever been to New Zealand? Have a desire to go there? What would you like to see if you had the chance? Comment to enter the November drawing for a  Starbuck’s card and signed book. Winner announced Friday.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ben S. on November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

    A very good friend of mine goes there every year and shares with me the absolutely beautiful photographs and adventures. It really is a land of beauty!



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