Discover “Middle-Earth” – New Zealand

August 28, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

IT is known as the “home of Middle-Earth”, it is the youngest country on earth, it is New Zealand.

With the highly anticipated release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in December, New Zealand will again burst onto the world’s stage as Middle-Earth – some 11 years since JRR Tolkien’s mythical world was first recreated there in the multi-award winning Lord of the Rings trilogy.

This just-released promotional video from New Zealand Tourism serves to remind the world of the scenery captured in the original three movies prior to the first movie in the new trilogy being released later this year.‘s Jared Morgan looks further at the Middle-Earth phenomenon in his native New Zealand.

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