Where Was Lord of the Rings Filmed? 8 Places to Visit in New Zealand

There’s no shortage of compelling reasons to visit New Zealand. A bucket-list destination if ever there was one, this tiny country boasts mind-boggling natural beauty, unbelievable biodiversity, and an awe-inspiring array of unmissable attractions.

In addition, Aotearoa formed the backdrop to Peter Jackson’s epic and award-winning Lord of the Rings (LOTR) movie trilogy.

Fans now travel from around the globe to see where famous LOTR scenes were shot and to walk in the footsteps of their favorite characters. Here are real life places you can visit during a trip to New Zealand. 

Hobbiton Film Set


Mount Ngauruhoe

Putangirua Pinnacles


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