MYSTICAL WOODS - It's easy to see why they chose to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit in New Zealand. This photo is by Bryan Larson taken in a Subtropical rainforest in Waikaremoana, New Zealand.
Tutukaka, The North Island, New Zealand Stay at Tutukaka if you want to be close to some excellent sea and sport fishing. You'll also be very close to one of New Zealand's best dive sites - the Poor Knights Islands
Kakapo: rare bird of NZ. There are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning “night parrot.” night parrot Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) - The world's heaviest parrot~