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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

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#4 Traveling The Valley Of Harrowdale Towards The Paths Of The Dead At The Putangirua Pinnacles In Aorangi Forest

Traveling The Valley Of Harrowdale Towards The Paths Of The Dead At The Putangirua Pinnacles In Aorangi Forest

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IgottoMove 7 months ago

Impressive.

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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 7 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 7 months ago

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

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