Are you a major Lord of the Rings fan? Read this article to learn more about New Zealand Lord of the Rings locations you can’t miss.
Did you know that the upcoming Lord of the Rings series with Amazon will get filmed in New Zealand? If you’re a Tolkien fan, plan your trip abroad and visit the iconic country.
Are you looking for New Zealand Lord of the Rings locations to visit? Not to worry! In this guide, we’ll go over New Zealand LOTR locations you can add to your trip itinerary.
Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out.
1. Hobbiton Movie Set
Hobbiton is one of the most recognized spots from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. You can find this movie set in Matamata.
After the filming finished for The Lord of the Rings movies, the set got torn down. Fans still came to see if there was anything left behind. When rebuilding the set for The Hobbit, they decided not to tear the set down.
Hobbiton looks and feels like an area where hobbits would live. You will love the attention to detail.
Book a tour so you can visit the Hobbiton movie set. After you finish the tour, head to the Green Dragon pub. You can enjoy a ginger beer or a pint of hobbit-inspired ale.
2. Mount Sunday
Mount Sunday is where Peter Jackson chose to shoot the scenes set in Edoras. The set is no longer there, but you can imagine Rohan when you arrive. Enjoy the scenery of snowy mountains and the wide valley.
Edoras is the capital of Rohan, the land of the horse-lords. You might remember the scene where Eowyn was waiting alone outside the hall.
You can get to Mount Sunday by driving two hours from Christchurch.
3. Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve
Aragorn had to walk the Paths of the Dead through the White Mountains in The Return of the King. His goal was to convince the undead to fight with him.
Most of the scenes inside the mountain got filmed on a set. Yet the part where Gimli, Legolas, and Aragorn rode the Dimholt Road to get to the passage got filmed in New Zealand.
You can find the Paths of the Dead in Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve. You’ll find this reserve in the Wairarapa district. Enjoy hiking this area and take some epic shots of the scenery.
4. Tongariro National Park
Head to Tongariro National Park to get a glimpse of the scenery of Mordor. If you can only visit one location, try to visit this spot.
The highlight to watch out for is Mount Ngauruhoe. Mount Ngauruhoe got transformed with digital effects to create fiery Mount Doom.
Have fun planning your trip. Learn more about a Lord of the Rings Tour Wellington.
Now You Know What New Zealand Lord of the Rings Locations to Visit
We hope this guide on Lord of the Rings scenic spots was helpful. Enjoy visiting New Zealand Lord of the Rings locations. Pick your favorite sites if you only have time for one or two.
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