Milford Sound

Hobbit and rugby this year in New Zealand

The magical, mystical landscape and seascape of Milford Sound
The magical, mystical landscape and seascape of Milford Sound

The “Holiday destinations for 2011” picked by the Telegraph range from “the glories of New Zealand’s Middle Earth to the medieval charms of Tallinn”. What does New Zealand have to offer this year?

“Filming for the highly anticipated two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, the forerunner to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, begins this year. After much legal wrangling, New Zealand’s glorious natural landscapes will once again serve as the backdrop to Middle Earth, providing further inspiration to explore such unspoilt sites as Milford Sound and the Tongariro National Park. The country will also be hosting the Rugby World Cup in September and October.”

The Telegraph links to the specialist travel company Exodus, which offers an adventure tour of New Zealand, visiting all the major cities and attractions, including Milford Sound.

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