New Zealand and Australia

One of my Pokémon hunting friends had the holiday of a lifetime in the Antipodes and offered to take Maurice the gnome with her. They started off in New Zealand where they went to some of the places that featured in The Lord of The Rings. The Kawaru River was used as Tolkien’s River Anduin and The Remarkables in the background were the slopes of Dimril Dale which Aragon leads the fellowship through on the way to Lothlorien after the Mines of Moria. Lake Lyndon is another beautiful piece of scenery on South Island and before heading to Australia they stayed in a pod hotel. The Last two photos should need no explanation. There is the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Opera House in the background and a closer shot of Maurice posing in front of the Opera house. Apparently this was not an easy photo to take as the boat would not stay still.