Tuesday, 14 December 2010

LOTR Rivendell

Our journey to return the Roachmobile of power to where it was once acquired forces us to head north. However hearing we were in close proximity of fair Rivendell, we decided to go for a small detour and make a rest in the halls of Elrond.

Rivendell is located close to the city of Upper Hut near Wellington in a park called Kaitoke Regional Park. You can reach Kaitoke by taking SH-2 out of Wellington and look out for a road called Waterworks Road. It will take you to the Pakuratahi - Hutt Forks car park. There are signs indicating the position of the former Rivendell movie set.

We followed the signs saying "<-- Rivendell". But Io! Rivendell must have fallen to the wrath of Sauron. Only grass land and forest remain. Here the fair Rivendell once stood in all it's glory and splendour. Now all that remains is a little information tablet telling its tale.

Like Edoras the Rivendell movie set had to be completely disassembled after the crew finished filming. A large area of this park was used to construct a real-live resemblance of Rivendell making it a pity, that now all you can do is walk the paths through the area and wonder what it must have been like...


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