Dusty Visits Rivendell, Lord of the Rings Country

Hello everyone, today is a selfie of Dad and I at Rivendell, in Lord of the Rings Country – or as we call it New Zealand! Can you see me peeping up from my carrier? It was a fun trip, and I was wide awake the whole time.

How do I visit Rivendell?

Rivendell, also known to Ring fans as Imladris, means meaning “deep valley of the cleft”, and there are places where you feel surrounded by high hills, and deep river beds. Rivendell is hidden in Kaitoke Regional Park.

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Kaitoke Regional Park covers 2860 hectares in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges, which are a range of spectacular hills that divide the Kapiti coast from the Wairarapa farming and wine making areas.  Steep, bush-clad hills, and the Hutt River gorge make this a special place, and the centuries-old rata, rimu and beech forest are features in this gorgeous natural setting. You can camp here too!

Visit Rivendell – See Our Video!

Tomorrow is a Middle Earth Monday feature day, with a mini movie video of my trip to Rivendell, plus more details of what Rivendell was like. 

In the meantime, please join us and our friends the Kitties Blue, who host the Selfies. They host the code, and the blog badge, and will give you a warm welcome to one of the nicest blog hops on the interwebs.

Dusty Cat
reporting from
Rivendell, in Lord of the Rings Country
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    April 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Oh looks like you had a pawsome visit Dusty,I love that selfie,xx Speedy


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      Dash Kitten

      April 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you Speedy, it was a pawsome trip!


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    April 30, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    What a cool adventure, Dusty!


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    erin the Cat (Princess)

    May 1, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Wow, you have some truly stunning countryside there,. Can’t wait to see the video of your day out!
    Purrs, Erin


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    The Menagerie Mom

    May 1, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Oh, I bet Rivendell was so beautiful to visit, Dusty! Did you meet any Elves? And have you ever been to the Shire?


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    May 1, 2017 at 1:49 am

    How exciting that you got to visit Rivendell, Dusty! We look forward to seeing your video!


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    Brian Frum

    May 1, 2017 at 2:36 am

    That must have been a very nice out n’ about!


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    Ellen Pilch

    May 1, 2017 at 3:28 am

    That is a nice day trip, glad you had fun Dusty.


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    Lou Belcher

    May 1, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Beautiful photo … love it.

    Have a great day.

    Hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH (Lou)


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    May 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely day out, Dusty. That is a sweet selfie with your dad.


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    The Island Cats

    May 1, 2017 at 5:47 am

    What a fun selfie, Dusty. We hope you’re feeling better.


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    The Swiss Cats

    May 1, 2017 at 6:24 am

    What an adventurous selfie ! Purrs


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    Roby Sweet

    May 1, 2017 at 7:01 am

    That must have been a really fun trip!


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    May 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

    What a great adventure!
    Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

    Noodle and crew


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    Jean Dion

    May 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Oh, you look so adorable in your traveling compartment. How wonderful that your dedicated family takes you on such adventures! Can’t wait to see the film.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie


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    Marty The Manx

    May 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Such a grand adventure, can’t wait for tomorrow!


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    Kitties Blue

    May 1, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Dusty, you and your dad took a truly pawsome selfie. Thanks for sharing and hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


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    Little Binky and Granny

    May 3, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Lovely Selfie with your Dad, Dusty and that must have been so much fun. Pawkisses for a Happy Day!!


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    Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    May 4, 2017 at 7:01 am

    That looks like such a great adventure you guys had!


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