I was able to join a one day tour of Edras, which I had booked via the internet in Japan. This was a main reason for my trip and it was a big event for me! If there wasn't the tour, i wouldn't have visited Christchurch. The tour was operated by Hassle-free Tours and it cost NZ$195(about 15000 Japanese yen). But it was worth it!
A tour guide picked me up in front of the information center near a cathedral at 9 a.m. I had exchanged e-mail messages about this tour with him from Japan.
We headed for the countryside of Christchurch. We went to pick up two people at the tourist information center in Methven, which is situated 92 kms from Christchurch. It is one of the most popular resort in winter for skiing.
Methven Information Center
I heard that the town was crowded with many people in winter. I hope to visit here again to enjoy skiing!
The view on our drive from Methven to Edoras
It was a clear blue sky, there were beautiful mountains and a wide stretch of grasslands as far as I could see. center, right: Clear Water Lake. The lake was more beautiful than the name suggested. It was a beautiful drive around the lake toward Edoras.
On the small hill in the center is Mt.sunday. This is where king TheodenI's hall was created in the movie The Lord of the Rings(The Two Towers) . This is an imoprtant part of the movie for its biggest fans.