it was magical walking around this magical movie set on a rainy day. despite the weather was missing some sunshine to be desired, the mood feels so appropriate especially right around sunset. the rain didn't last long as clouds rolled out & patches of light broke through. since we both are a fan of sir peter jackson lotr movies, we watched all the films before coming here to get some context. the ambiance & the fine details of this location makes this visit so immersive. i hope you guys will not miss out in this unique place when you visit the north island of new zealand.