New York, NY, March 25, 2015 – For well over a decade tourists have been visiting a small pocket of green farmland in the depths of Middle-earth™ New Zealand and today marks a special milestone for the famous destination. Hobbiton™ Movie Set, near Matamata in New Zealand’s Waikato region, has welcomed its one millionth visitor in a celebration, Read More

Santa Monica, Calif., January 29, 2015 – The Tudor Gardens, a beautiful form of fantasy garden, has been recreated by Hamilton Gardens and opens this month. Visitors to Tudor Gardens can explore mythical creatures, an intricate knot garden, arbour, pudding house and the mischievous Pan who was the Greek god of the wild and companion, Read More

by Ruth Atherley of AHA Creative Strategies People in New Zealand, like those in the UK and Australia, drive on the “other side of the road” from what we do in Canada. This sometimes makes Canadian visitors to New Zealand a little apprehensive about getting behind the wheel. In fact, it is a pretty easy, Read More

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Special rules for overseas drivers are favored by the majority of New Zealanders, according to a Herald-Digipoll survey. More than three quarters of 750 people polled wanted tests for overseas drivers or bans on rental companies hiring cars to those straight off long flights. Only 20.6 percent said rule changes, Read More

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Over 40 million international tourists choose their destination largely because of a film shot in that particular country. New Zealand has seen an unprecedented increase in the flow of fans and tourists to the country since filming wrapped on the The Hobbit Trilogy, with more tourists than ever before citing the popular films as, Read More