Today we flew out of Wellington to Christchurch. We spent the entire day at Christchurch wandering around the city centre, plus visiting the Christchurch Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens. There are no LOTR locations in Christchurch.
In the air
We travelled on Qantas Flight QF4171 from Wellington to Christchurch. This is a picture taken of the Southern Alps from the air.
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The following montage of the lighting of the fires in The Return of the King showcases the beauty of the Southern Alps:
The River Avon runs through Christchurch.
This is Christchurch Cathedral.
The interior of the Cathedral.
The Bridge of Remembrance.
Bridge at Botanical Gardens
The Water Garden at the Botanical Gardens.
We stayed at this hotel.