It's a long time since "The Lord of the Rings" movies put New Zealand on the map. I remember when publicity came out for the movies, I was ambling through The Cutting (the entrance way to Miramar, just beyond the Miramar Wharf). I looked up at an Air New Zealand plane appoaching the airport runway, and flying low.
On the side of the plane, from top to toe, were pictures from the Lord of the Rings movie. There was Legolas and Frodo, and many great scenes.
I was at Queenstown Airport recently and in a glass case beside the cafe was a replica of The Hobbit plane. It brought back memories.
It's a crumby photo and I took it into the light, but if ever you're at Queenstown Airport, you'll know to hunt for it.