A 45-minute drive from Queenstown, this charming, sleepy little town is on the way to, and minutes from, Paradise Valley. Both areas are said to provide backdrops for the Lord of the Rings productions. It is set on Lake Wakatipu and the Dart River. Many buildings are preserved, and it’s like stepping back in time. A great place to have lunch or a coffee. Or, get a picnic lunch to go and enjoy the scenery, like we did. Contact me if you’d like any of these images converted into art. email@example.com.