I recently spent a couple weeks traveling the North and South islands of New Zealand and I managed to hit almost every filming site from Lord of the Rings!


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Here are some shots that I was able to re-create or that lined up with scenes from the movies very nicely.

#1 On Our Way To Mordor On Mt. Ruapehu

On Our Way To Mordor On Mt. Ruapehu

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RaY1 4 months ago

I dig her hair!! Upvotes for the awesome hairdo!

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#2 Leaving The Shire In Hobbit's Hideaway, Wellington

Leaving The Shire In Hobbit's Hideaway, Wellington

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Vlad Horobet 4 months ago

Sometimes I can't find a building with its name written in big-ass-bus-sized letters and some people can find the same tree and the same perspective from a movie made 17 years ago.

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#3 Hiding From The Nazgul In Hobbit's Hideaway In Wellington

Hiding From The Nazgul In Hobbit's Hideaway In Wellington

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Charlotte Brine 4 months ago

Oh no the poor tree! (This is why I don't send Christmas cards! ;)

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#5 Some Casual Reading In Hobbit's Hideaway, Wellington

Some Casual Reading In Hobbit's Hideaway, Wellington

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Phoebe Bean 4 months ago

I think the tree has "Frodo was here" carved somewhere...

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#6 Isengard, In Glenorchy

Isengard, In Glenorchy

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Steve Bowman 4 months ago

Where's Isengard? Good heavens, the whole city just disappeared! Probably for that bypass.

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