Now that's what you call an Amethyst!  It's very real and in the Atherton tablelands here is Australia - it's the "Empress of Uruguay", and is classed as having AAA quality crystals...YUMMMMO!!

The worlds biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘Empress of Uruguay’ can be found at Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Australia. The tens of thousands perfect, deep purple Amethyst crystals that nature has formed naturally inside truly amaze everyone who sees her.

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Sheep Take Over Hobbit Holes From Lord Of The Rings As the beautiful scenes of the “Lord Of The Rings”, now the Hobbit holes on a Matamata, New Zealand farm that were created by Peter Jackson’s crew,.

Dinosaur footprints in rocks at Grantheame Pt Broome WA Australia

To see some of the dinosaur trackway near Broome, WA .It contains tracks of at least 15 dinosaur species.And before a new proposed gas plant is built which will destroy some of the tracks.

Kapakapanui track, New Zealand.

Photograph Forest Track by Ashley Francis on - A track in the forest at cloud level on the Kapakapanui track, New Zealand

The REAL LIFE Green Dragon Pub in Matamata, NZ

Real life Hobbit pub opens in New Zealand. The Green Dragon Pub at Hobbiton, near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, was originally built as part of the set for The Hobbit but was opened to the public as a licensed pub in late November.

Glowworm Caves, New Zealand: Watch the glowworms light up caves in Waitomo, New Zealand. Source: Flick user 2il org

Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves NZ - absolutely stunning when we visited, great memory being serenaded to in the Cathedral too ;