While in Queenstown, Bill and I decided to take a drive in hopes of seeing some of the areas where scenes from Lord of the Rings were filmed. What a drive it was!

We set out from Queenstown up over a high pass around Lake Wakatipu, down to the town of Glenorchy, and out passed the farmland toward Paradise. Getting to Paradise was quite an interesting journey. As we entered the forest, I wondered if we were headed the right direction. When we saw the school bus route sign I still was not convinced we were actually on a road. It seemed much more like an expanded hiking path – certainly not made for driving.

It wasn’t until we arrived in Paradise and saw the two houses there that I was convinced we had actually been on a road the entire time. I can say one thing, Paradise was the perfect name for the tranquil location. I could definitely see myself living there.