Whilst we were in NZ Luke wanted to visit as many Lord of the Rings film locations as possible but one of his favourites to visit was “Edoras” so we journeyed the 40km to Mount Sunday. At least 25-30km of this was on gravel track/roads so it was slow progress and took us nearly 2 hours to get there, via the Lakes Clearwater and Camp and the Potts River Canyon. We passed the most amazing scenery ever though on the way...so remote, wild and just beautiful...words cannot describe. We kept stopping and slowing down to take photos.
|The road to "Edoras"|
|The snowy scenery on route to "Edoras"|
NB The gravelly road
|The mountains as we get closer to "Edoras"|
|The road continues....|
We got as close as we could by road to Mount Sunday and then climbed to the top and spent some time taking in the fantastic scenery.
|The first views of "Edoras"|
|Just to prove we were there too...|
|The walk to "Edoras"|
|Views from the summit of Mt Sunday (Edoras)|
|More views from "Edoras"|
For tea, we sampled the local pubs cuisine of a hamburger and egg, sausage and chips....YUMMY!!!!!!