Welcome to the story of the Middle Earth Meander - our 2016 journey through the island nation of New Zealand, made famous by the Lord of the Rings movies. New Zealand is a high-density destination, with a striking array of climate zones and landforms packed within its relatively modest area. We made the most of our time, enjoying the scenery on foot, on bicycle, by raft, by kayak, from the air, and by ferry. Even by luge kart!
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If you are interested in a much shorter overview, you can read the "Short Report".