|by Danielle Contray||Pop Culture and Travel, New Zealand||0|
Tolkien fans are counting the days until the new Hobbit movie opens December 14. But you can fly Air New Zealand and get a sneak-peek. Sort of.
This week the airline debuted a Hobbit-themed safety video that was made in conjunction with WETA Workshop, the special effects company behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the new Hobbit film (keep an eye out for Peter Jackson, Gollum, and other actors from the films). It makes sense, of course, since the movies were filmed and produced in New Zealand and they go hand-in-hand with the country's gorgeous landscapes.
Whether you are a fan of Middle-earth or not, enter the airline's contest to win a six-night New Zealand vacation for two that includes tickets to the movie's premier in Wellington in late November. The prize also includes transport around the country and nights in Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, and Auckland. Enter to win before 6 pm (NZ time) on Sunday, November 11.