Nen Hithoel

The surrounding landscape of Queenstown played a key role in The Lord of the Rings films; you can discover a range of memorable sites.

Queenstown is one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Action packed, Queenstown lives up to its reputation as the adventure capital of the country. It is also renowned for its dramatic alpine scenery, great shopping, spas, restaurants and wineries. The surrounding landscape played a key role in the Middle earth films; based in Queenstown, you can discover a range of memorable sites where Lord of the Rings filmed including the Orc funeral pyre, Fangorn Forest, the calling up of Shadowfax, and the breaking of the Fellowship.

Mavora Lakes Park is an impressive landscape of mountains, lakes, forest and tussock grassland, recognised as part of the Te Wāhipounamu/South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

The Mavora Lakes consist of two lakes named North Mavora and South Mavora. They are situated amongst an impressive landscape of mountains, lakes, forest and tussock grassland.

It is a popular camping area during summer, with opportunities for fishing, boating, four-wheel driving, hunting, horse trekking, mountain biking and tramping.

The Mavora - Greenstone Walkway is a 50 km, four day tramping trip linking the Mavora Lakes camping area with the Greenstone Track. It passes through open valley tussock land and beech forested hill country.

The park was used as a filming location for some scenes in the Lord of the Rings film series: Nen Hithoel, Silverlode and Anduin rivers, Fangorn Forest edge and South of Rivendell

It's a wonderful journey to get here and you'll be captivated by its breath-taking natural beauty. 

The Lord of The Rings Filming Locations Visited

Our New Zealand The Lord of the Rings tours include many movie locations such as Hobbiton and Trollshaw in The North Island, to Laketown and Edoras in the South Island! All of these beautiful places are instantly recognisable in real life.

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In the midst of endless rolling green hills flecked with white sheep is the village of Hobbiton. Be prepared to be transported to the peaceful region of Middle-earth™ where Bilbo Baggins lived and the

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Although the area is better known for the Waitomo Caves and glow worms, the Mangaotaki Valley near Piopio also featured in The Hobbit where it became the location for Staddle Farm and Trollshaw Forest

Barrel Rider River

Pelorus River is a stunning location where Bilbo and the 13 Dwarves had to ride down the rapids in their barrels!

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