We've completed our exploration of New Zealand's South Island.
3447 km driven.
Not having internet access every day, we have missed several opportunities to write about our travels. We will post some after the fact...
The ferry from Picton to Wellington took just over 3 hours. Arrival into Wellington was exciting as it meant three days in a hotel with real bedding and running hot water.
Wellington is the film capital of NZ, and the Embassy Theatre went through a major renovation to host the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings:Return of the King. All three of the LOTR movies were filmed in NZ, and having toured throughout the country, we can see why. It is stunning and other worldly. We have seen several areas that were filmed in. We didn't get a chance to see any filming of The Hobbit.
We took in an afternoon showing of The X-Men. Seats like large recliners, a glass of red wine....and only about 15 people. Awesome.