This morning I visited the Kauaeranga Valley in the Coromandel peninsula and took a couple of short scenic walks. Then I went to a hot springs pool at “Miranda” and relaxed in sulfur-smelling water.
After that I visited the place where the filmed The Shire in the LOTR movies. I wasn’t really expecting much since I heard that most of it was torn down. However, since they are reusing that location for the new Hobbit movies pretty much everything has been rebuilt, in addition new structures are being built. It was a movie set under construction.
Here are the pictures: