5 of the best geek holidays
Holidays don’t have to represent a break from tech. In fact, there’s never been a better time to jet off and experience a week or two of geeky tourist pleasure. “Where?!!” we hear you cry. Read on for the answers.
Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand
Peter Jackson transformed his home country of New Zealand into Middle Earth for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and ten years later the Hobbiton movie set (a couple of hours’ drive from Auckland) remains. You can be whisked around Frodo’s hometown on a two-hour guided tour (NZ$66 per adult) before supping ale at The Shire’s Rest cafe.
Head down to Wellington and you can pay a visit to Weta, the special effects and props workshop co-founded by Jackson. The “Weta Cave”, which is free, screens a short film on the company – and also features a mini museum where you can get up close to characters, props and displays from movies like Lord of the Rings and King Kong.