(Credit: Michael Tritter)
Hobbit fever is in full swing in New Zealand — and if you're visiting from overseas, you're going to get a few Tolkien-esque surprises.
Now, Twitter user Michael Tritter has uploaded a photograph of his passport after arriving in New Zealand and collecting his stamp — which reads, "Welcome to Middle Earth".
We're of divided opinion here at CNET Australia. Some of us think that it's a clever move; after all, who wouldn't want that stamp in their passport? But some of us think that it's starting to take the exploitation of the tourism potential of the film in a crass direction.
Nevertheless, people are talking about it, which can only be a good thing; and, as one respondee said to Tritter, it's like Flight of the Conchords come to life. Actually, we can't tell if that's a good thing or not.
What do you think?