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... Workshops to have a guided tour of the studios, a company which is not just famous for Lord of the Rings but many films. (http://wetaworkshop.com/visit-us/works hop-tours/tour/standard-tour). Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take photos there just in case any film production company's copyright was infringed. What you learn on the tour is really interesting, certainly the amount of thought that goes into making a specific prop. It's exactly the same process as new ...
... pictures. This river was used for the Anduin River and Argonath (The Pillars of the Kings…those really large carved statues of Isildur and Anarion). The statues were actually computer-generated, but it was cool to see another amazing area!
After visiting the Kawarau River, we drove out to Sutton Salt Lake Scenic Reserve. This area is similar to the area where Thorin's Company ...
... sandwiches, and/or cereal. It was the best breakfast we've had - I love pancakes and syrup! We even got juice and tea or coffee, which felt like a luxury seeing as all we've had to drink in the mornings is water. So after enjoying that very much, and packing our bags etc, we still had enough time to explore the place one last time. They had so many cute animals there including a dog, some cats, a little kitten, and some gorgeous piglets ...
... while watching the sunset over the mountainside. We then tried the hottest one which was a searing 40 degrees and we only stayed in there for a few minutes. We moved on to the last one where we wallowed for a while until Rach joined us with Christian. We stayed for a bit longer before heading back to the hostel and cooking dinner. After this we all used the wifi to Skype/ FaceTime and then headed to bed ready for another early start tomorrow. ...
... To the glacier face's right, a lively cascade was coming down the mountainside to meet the glacier, falling slightly behind the face, flowing underneath and mingling with the river. Our next stop was Lake Matheson, which we began to make a circuit of. Within a few minutes, we got to a viewpoint (aptly named 'View of Views') with a wonderful panorama of Mount Cook through the clouds, all of which was reflected by the surface of the ...
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