Orlando spins our wheels in Queenstown


Hollywood heart-throb and The Hobbit star Orlando Bloom has been getting down and dirty on Queenstown mountain bike trails.

Bloom, in the resort with a host of other big-name actors for filming part of Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film, took time out last Saturday to go for a spin on the Skyline downhill mountain bike tracks.

He even managed to pause during his four downhill runs for a photo with lift operator Nathan Aoake.

Bloom’s not the only Hobbit star to venture up Skyline – Jackson was recently snapped testing out his luge skills.