With the 2016 remake of Pete’s Dragon being shot in New Zealand, fantasy fans have even more reasons to road trip this beautiful country. The main areas used this time are Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown and… Tapanui, a small town in Southland that has never been a silver screen rock star before.
Tourism New Zealand was as quick as ever to get on board and have released a sweet video to tie in with the film.
TNZ has really done my work for me this time, with a website dedicated to Pete’s Dragon locations in New Zealand, including suggested family itineraries. Check it out, and look me up if you need a local expert to drive and show you around.