Ribbonwood Retreat

Address: 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, 7856, New Zealand | B&B
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This B&B, located on 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, is near Across Country Quad Bikes.
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    Goodbye North Island - Hello South Island!

    A travel blog entry by explorewithemma on May 12, 2015

    2 comments, 13 photos

    ... that film production really goes into nowadays to get the right shot. There was of course a little role playing and prop posing at these locations, but definitely a giggle for those who are fans! The success of the Lord of the Rings films and Peter Jackson's finesse has made a whole movie production business in Wellington, with recording studios, film studios, a huge green screen and of our course, Weta Workshops costume and prop design business. In fact, our tour took us ...

    Last blog from New Zealand!

    A travel blog entry by happyronin on Apr 23, 2015

    1 comment, 38 photos

    ... by orcs and warns while they are heading to Rivendell. The actual film location is on private land and is inaccessible to us, but we had a blast in this public area that we could run around and take in the views.

    It was raining pretty much all day. Our shoes and socks were soaked after running around in the high grasses at the Sutton Reserve, all while in the drizzle. We changed ...


    A travel blog entry by earthwanderers on Apr 23, 2015

    2 photos

    ... hold 20 people. We spent some time relaxing in the heat - until it got the point where it was too hot and we had to get out. We then all spent the afternoon and evening chilling out. At 9, we all went in to the bar area for Lisa to reveal who won the canyon swing. Flora got first place who dressed up as a fridge. Although her outfit was a box - she put a lot of effort in to it by painting it etc, so I'm glad she won. (But of course I'd ...

    Ice Glaciers

    A travel blog entry by colmandmaureen on Apr 15, 2015

    67 photos

    ... nervous about going in his first helicopter ride whilst I was abit apprehensive of the hike up to the glacier! All in all, after having our special k and our apples, we headed down to the base camp to check in for 8.45am slot. Once we had done the obligatory medical questionnaire, we had met our guide Olly and were getting suited and booted for the morning's activity! We both had put on quite a few layers (five to be exact) to ensure we were warm enough, little to our acknowledgement, ...

    Glow Worms Near Fox Glacier

    A travel blog entry by benjandkori on Apr 01, 2015

    9 photos

    ... a few metres along the footpath through the woods into deep darkness. Turning off our weak (and failing) torches, we found that (when our eyes adjusted to the night) we could see pin pricks of light around us. The lights were so minute that you couldn't see most when looking directly at them; you had to catch them in the periphery of your vision. When we tried to see what the little glow worm beetles looked like, we found ...

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